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Senior Staff Nurse

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) and Rapid Access Unit is a newly designed, dynamic service and we are looking to recruit a Senior Staff Nurse to join our friendly and supportive team. We have combined two streams for both haematology and oncology patients in one department. We are a dedicated team of compassionate, skilled professionals looking for a new member of our senior nursing team. You will bring clinical expertise, leadership experience and a real understanding of what good quality care looks like. You will be crucial to maintaining the high standards of care which we are proud of and inspire the nursing team to deliver the best care to our patients. There has never been a more exciting time to come and work on D701 with lots of exciting opportunities.

The Same Day Emergency Care is covered 24/7 for our patients' however as a team we cover this service between 07.00am and 19.30pm. The Rapid Access service is currently covered between 08.00am - 18.00pm.

One Band 6 secondment post for 6 months - 37.5 hours

One Band 6 permanent post - 30 hours

The successful candidates should have significant experience in a relevant specialism. You will be expected to work the full range of shifts including long days, shorter shifts and weekends.

This is a part/full time post and flexible working will be considered.

Main duties of the job

Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC):

During patients' treatment for cancer or haematological disorders they may develop acute symptoms or complications of their disease and SACT treatment. We have a dedicated phone line for patients to contact, where they are triaged by our nursing team, giving advice over the phone or, if necessary, asking them to come into the unit for further assessment and treatment. Here they are seen by the medical team or one of our Advanced Nurse Practitioners. The SDEC area has space for 7 patients at any one time.

Rapid Access:

This service is also for both oncology and haematology patients needing urgent treatment, outside of the planned elective pathway. Patients are booked into the clinic at short notice for interventions such as blood transfusions, drainage of ascites, and various intravenous medications. We also provide a procedure list for bone-marrow aspirations. The Rapid Access area has 7 spaces for patients at any one time and a Pentamidine chair.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. 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 recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. 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

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse Level 1
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Evidence of formal ongoing professional development
  • Willingness to work towards Masters level academic study


  • Relevant accredited post registration qualification at level 3
  • Qualification in Teaching, assessing and Mentoring



  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

Knowledge and Experience


  • Appropriate post registration experience in nursing and speciality
  • Appropriate proven leadership and management experience
  • Proven commitment and experience, evidence in teaching


  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects
  • Evidence of commitment to research based practice or evidence of project work undertaken
  • Experience as preceptor / mentor

Skills and Abilities


  • Organisation and management skills
  • Teaching
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to perform clinical activities specific to speciality
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to manage difficult situations
  • Able to influence other team members
  • Act as a role model and as a mentor/assessor
  • Innovative and participates with practice and policy change
  • Awareness of professional responsibilities to self and others
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Awareness of current national changes in nursing / NHS
  • General good health, Able to work on feet for long periods. Aware that the role can be stressful and emotional at times
  • Competency in medication administration including intravenous medication

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Haematology Oncology Centre

22 Horfield Road



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