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Emergency Department Staff Nurse - Band 5

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata (plus any enhancements)
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Staff Nurse, Emergency Department - Band 5 (Permanent - min 6m post registration experience) Full & part time hrs available (min of 23 hrs per week)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team as a UK NMC Registered Band 5 Staff Nurse in the Weston Emergency Department. With the merging of Weston General Hospital & University Hospitals Bristol we are working in partnership to deliver high quality emergency care to our local population. We are able to offer permanent full time 37.5 hours per week and part time hours.

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals who are passionate about delivering high quality and safe care to patients. Here in the Emergency Department, we strive to give patients the right care at the first point of contact.

Our Emergency Department team sees approximately 55,000 patients per annum needless to say it can be a very busy but rewarding department! You will be joining an experienced team delivering a full range of minor injury and urgent care services. We operate a 24 hour rotating shift pattern.

You will be well supported through both a Trust & local induction - we are proud to offer a comprehensive educational programme through our Practice Development team.

At University Hospitals Bristol and Weston we are proud of the excellent service our staff provide to our patients. As an employer, we recognise that our staff are truly our greatest asset we are committed to supporting them to achieve a rewarding and satisfying career.

Main duties of the job

  • Demonstrate politeness, courtesy and sensitivity in providing compassionate care for patients, visitors/relatives and colleagues.
  • Work cohesively with all members of the ward team and promote effective liaison with all members of the multi-disciplinary team in ensuring that the very best services to patients are provided at all times.
  • Communicate effectively within the team, participate in motivating and supporting team members and maintain confidentiality with patients and carers. Give written and verbal advice/teaching to patients and carers.
  • Take charge of the clinical needs of a group of defined patients on the ward /department prioritising workload according to changing clinical need over a 24 period.
  • Ensure nursing documentation is maintained, accurate and timely in line with the Trust standard
  • To demonstrate awareness and compliance with Trust policies, procedures, guidelines and standards. To work towards promoting this to others.
  • Promote and maintain a safe environment for patient:
  • Administer medicines in accordance with Trust policy.
  • Maintain, update and develop personal and professional knowledge and skills by participating in the Trust's appraisal and review processes.
  • Participate in staff education and development, including utilising appropriate learning opportunities and to act as a mentor and resource for student nurses, adaptation and unqualified members of the nursing team.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust, committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the South West offers. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

As an equal opportunities employer, actively working towards a diverse workforce, we aim to create a workforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • RGN & 1st level or relevant childrens qualification
  • Current NMC Registration


  • Training Qualification or equivalent experience
  • Relevant post registration course

Knowledge and Experience


  • Minimum of 6 months post registration experience


  • Previous experience of speciality
  • Experience of taking charge

Skills and Abilities


  • Good basic level of English language demonstrated through effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems and use initiative
  • Ability to develop own clinical skills and a willingness to participate in continuing professional development
  • Competency in medication administration including IV drug administration or willingness to undergo training
  • Basic IT skills (e.g. Microsoft packages)
  • Willingness to develop teaching skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Weston General Hospital

Grange Road, Uphill


BS23 4TQ

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