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Job summary

Main area
Frailty rotation
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Permanent: Rotation through Frailty Pathway
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Rotation to days and nights and weekend/Bank Holiday cover required)
Job ref
339-MED-RN-AFU Rotation
Employer
North Bristol NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Southmead Hospital
Town
Bristol
Salary
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
07/12/2022 23:59

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Registered Nurse - Acute Frailty Unit - Rotation - Band 5

NHS AfC: Band 5

Please note that if you apply for a position with this Trust, you may be contacted via Trac or via email. This includes invites for job interviews. We therefore recommend that you regularly check your Trac Account and email accounts.

Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.


 

Job overview

Gates 32a and 28B have an exciting opportunity for band 5 nurses to work on a rotational basis, through the frailty pathway.

Gate 32a's  focus is on frailty admissions, and Gate 28B on Frailty short stay with the additional specialities of endocrine and short stay medicine.

Both areas see a diverse range of medical conditions and have a strong emphasis on MDT working, no 2 days are the same! The frailty pathway is a passionate service,  consisting                of Acute Geriatricians, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Therapists, Pharmacists, Junior Doctors and Physiotherapists, who work collaboratively to treat a complex mix of acutely unwell frail medical patients

Main duties of the job

Working within our departments, your main duties will include: 

  • Organising and participating in the delivery of high standards of evidence-based nursing care. 
  • Taking responsibility to carry out required planned, direct patient care to a high standard without direct supervision, in accordance with established nursing procedures and policies. 
  • Contributing towards the health promotion for all patients by provided education, support and advice as necessary, ensuring referral to appropriate professionals or agencies as required.  
  • In the absence of senior staff, taking responsibility for the delegation and supervision of appropriate work to other qualified staff, healthcare support workers and students. 
  • Where relevant, be responsible and assist in the co-ordination of discharge planning in partnership with the multidisciplinary team. 
  • Taking personal responsibility for treating all patients with courtesy, respecting their individual needs and maintaining confidentiality at all times.  

Ensuring provision of a safe and therapeutic environment for all patients, relatives, visitors and colleagues

Working for our organisation

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of the BNSSG from our award winning hospital at Southmead. We are the 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 health care personally delivered. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Band 5 duties 

Extended clinician skills 

Admissions and complex discharges 

MDT Working 

  • Organising and participating in the delivery of high standards of evidence-based nursing care. 
  • Taking responsibility to carry out required planned, direct patient care to a high standard without direct supervision, in accordance with established nursing procedures and policies. 
  • Contributing towards the health promotion for all patients by provided education, support and advice as necessary, ensuring referral to appropriate professionals or agencies as required.  
  • In the absence of senior staff, taking responsibility for the delegation and supervision of appropriate work to other qualified staff, healthcare support workers and students. 
  • Where relevant, be responsible and assist in the co-ordination of discharge planning in partnership with the multidisciplinary team. 
  • Taking personal responsibility for treating all patients with courtesy, respecting their individual needs and maintaining confidentiality at all times.  
  • Ensuring provision of a safe and therapeutic environment for all patients, relatives, visitors and colleagues. 

Person specification

Essential

Essential criteria
  • Suitable for NQ or experianced Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Interesting in Fraility or MDT Working

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Michelle Down
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
michelle.down@nbt.nhs.uk
Telephone number
0117 414 8208
Additional information

We would welcome informal visits for any interested candidates

Please contact

lisa.herrington@nbt.nhs.uk    

michelle.down@nbt.nhs.uk