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Registered Nurse – Intensive Care Unit – Band 5 (Experienced and Newly Qualifying)

Registered Nurse – Intensive Care Unit – Band 5 (Experienced and Newly Qualifying)

So, you’re eager to learn more about ICU nursing at North Bristol NHS Trust. Here are some of the reasons we’re unique…

  • The Intensive Care Unit is a purpose built state of the art 48-bedded unit within one of the UK’s first £450 million super-hospitals, achieving excellent outcomes including some of the highest trauma survival rates in the country.
  • Our unit features two high-fidelity simulation suites, allowing for immediate skills training led by a multi-disciplinary team of clinical education experts.
  • We offer those joining us a new challenge in a forward thinking environment. This is supported by a robust orientation and structured development pathway that can be tailored to both experienced nurses and those new to ICU.
  • As well as being one of the busiest Major Trauma centres in the UK, we are also a regional centre for neurosurgery, vascular surgery, urology, spinal surgery, renal as well as burns and plastics.

But it’s not just our ICU department which is impressive; our Trust itself is pioneering in its approach to healthcare. Let us tell you a little more about it…

  • Our health and well-being initiatives, devised by our dedicated staff wellbeing team, encompass lifestyle support, physical support and psychological support, and have been nationally recognised by REBA.
  • We value staff feedback; in the results of our 2019 staff survey, our response rate was higher than the national average and highlighted we had improved in all the areas staff told us were priorities in 2018. Out of the 90 questions asked, we had made 73 improvements from the previous year and 69% of staff would recommend our organisation as a place to work (6% better than the national average).
  • Our staff don’t shy away from a challenge in aid of Southmead Hospital Charity. They cycle, run, row and race in aid of a fantastic cause, or sing in our staff choir and compete in ‘Southmead Does Strictly’.
  • We’re committed to supporting staff on their career journey with us offering personalised training packages and bespoke specialty rotations.
  • Staff are consulted on equity issues across the trust within their staff equality and development groups, with mentoring and support to succeed. Our trust is supporting the development of Bristol’s LGBT+ manifesto and a case study of good practice has been reported to NHS England in response to a government review of public services and Trans people.
  • Our clinical environment is award-winning in its approach to healthcare design; each patient room has a view, many of which are naturally ventilated and 75% of rooms in our Brunel Building are single and en-suite. With nurses in mind, our clinical spine carefully separates staff and patient areas, with a generous staff canteen extending out to a rooftop terrace.
  • 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, NBT is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (e.g. Portishead, Chepstow).

Right, that’s enough about us… let’s focus on you. Are you…

  • An experienced ICU nurse with the passion and talent to progress clinically and professionally?
  • A registered nurse eager to channel your experience into a new and exciting role?
  • A newly qualified nurse ready to take the leap from theory to the clinical setting, supported by a structured preceptorship and inspirational team?
  • A student nurse in final year of study who has completed an ICU placement, keen to progress their career within our ICU team?

So, are we right for each other? Here are your next steps…

  • Submit your application on Trac using the Apply button on this advert
  • Book a place at our digital engagement events to hear on demand presentation from our clinical teams and gain an insight into working life at our innovative Trust.
  • Follow us on social media to join in the conversation: search @NBTNursing on Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn and Instagram

Upcoming Event

Event: Nursing and ODP Careers: Autumn Exhibition

Date: 15 – 16 October 2020

Location: Virtual Event

Find out more HERE.

Please note, we are currently unable to accept applications from candidates who do not have registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Student Nurses will not be able to start in a band 5 role with us until they have received their registration and pin with the NMC.

Registered Nurse – Intensive Care Unit – Band 5 (Experienced and Newly Qualifying)

North Bristol NHS Trust
Bristol, UK

Published on 23 Oct 2020