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Registered Nurse - Medical Day Care - Band 5

North Bristol NHS Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on experience
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic, registered Nurse looking for a new challenge in a friendly supportive Environment?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team in Medical Day Care. The unit is situated within the Brunel Building at Southmead Hospital.

Main duties of the job

Medical Day Care provides non theatre day case treatments for a variety of specialties including Haematology, Rheumatology ,Gastroenterology, Neurology, Immunology and Renal. Listed are some of the intravenous therapies and treatments we deliver (but not limited to):
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Biologics
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Iron infusions
  • Blood transfusions
  • Endocrinology testing
  • Ascitic Drains

You will be expected to work within a team and liaise with various health workers, Doctors and GP's etc.

You would be supported to manage your allocated daily work load. You will need to be competent in the use of IT systems which are an essential part of your role there will be an expectation to develop existing skills further as the needs of the service dictate.

We aim for excellence and to provide a high quality service. This is reflected by the fact that we won the Director of Nursing award 'Team of the Year' in 2015.

Medical Day Care is open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, and Saturday/Sunday 9am-1pm. All staff work shift patterns within these hours (not 12 hour shifts).

Please contact Sister Michelle Pearce for enquiries regarding this post:

0117 4143208

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, our Trust is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (such as Portishead or Chepstow). For band 5 Registered Nurses and ODPs, relocation support may be available. Please for more information.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Organise and participate in the delivery of high standards of evidence-based nursing care.
  • Take regular responsibility to carry out required planned, direct patient care to a high standard without direct supervision in accordance with established nursing procedures and policies.
  • To report to the appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team any significant changes in a patients condition or situation.
  • Responsible for taking charge of the ward/department on a regular basis in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility.
  • Take personal responsibility as a team leader for the delivery of care of patients in a defined area.
  • To contribute towards health promotion for all patients by providing education, support and advice, as necessary Ensure referral to appropriate professionals or agencies as required.
  • Ensure the safe ordering, administration and custody of patients medication according to Trust policies and procedures.
  • In the absence of senior staff be responsible for delegation and supervision of appropriate work to other qualified staff, health care assistants and students
  • Where relevant to be responsible for and assist in co-ordinating discharge planning in partnership with the multidisciplinary team
  • Where relevant, responsible for the admission, assessment and preparation of patients undergoing treatment or investigations.
  • Escort patients to other wards or departments as required.
  • To take personal responsibility for ensuring that patients are treated with courtesy at all times, the individual needs of patients are respected and confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • Liase effectively with other disciplines or departments as appropriate.
  • To be able to act in emergency situations and to be familiar with emergency procedures including fire and resuscitation.
  • To be responsible for the support and direction of junior staff in such situations according to Trust policy.
  • To be responsible for ensuring provision of a safe and therapeutic environment for all patients, relatives, visitors and colleagues.
  • Ensure the readiness for use of special equipment and the availability of nursing supplies in conjunction with the senior ward nurses.
  • Ensure the safe custody of patients valuables and property according to Trust policies.
  • Report to nurse in charge/line manager all complaints, incidents or accidents involving self, staff, patients, visitors and complete relevant documentation according to Trust procedure.
  • Be responsible for reporting and documenting any broken or damaged equipment according to Trust policy.
  • To have detailed knowledge of Manual handling regulations particularly with regards to the moving and handling of patients.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that assessment of patients manual handling needs are carried out and ensure junior staff and students follow these requirements in the course of care delivery.
  • Ensure safe storage and disposal of substances hazardous to health in accordance with Trust policy. Ensure availability of facilities for disposal of sharps, toxic/cytoxic waste in accordance with trust policy.
  • In support of senior staff or ward manager assist with monitoring and report to ensure stock levels are maintained and that the correct quantities are in supply.
  • Monitor the use of supplies by junior staff to promote efficient use of all supplies.
  • To be aware of the directorate bleep holding function.
  • To have an awareness of the requirements for staffing the ward or department.
  • Undertake aspects of ward administration as agreed by the ward /department manage.
  • Report reliably any episodes of sickness for self or that are reported to you to the Registered nurse in charge to enable skill mix to be maintained.

Working Conditions/Effort
  • Nursing staff may be required to work in any location owned, managed or attributed to the Trust sites depending on the demands of the service.
  • Workloads may be unpredictable on a day to day basis and variations in activity should be expected .

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with active UK NMC registration
  • Willing to learn new skills required for the role
  • Works well in a team


  • venepuncture and cannulation skills

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Level 1 Gate 5, Brunel Building

Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NB

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