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Specialist Medicine
Band 5
Permanent: Substantive
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Up to 37.5 hours per week)
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North Bristol NHS Trust
Employer type
Southmead Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534
Salary period
02/11/2021 23:59

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Registered Nurse- Infectious Diseases-Band 5

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.


So, you’re eager to gain an insight into nursing opportunities within Infectious Diseases at North Bristol NHS Trust

 Here are just some of the reasons why we’re a unique place to work:

  • Infectious Diseases (ID) operates as a multi-disciplinary team working closely with colleagues in microbiology, sexual health, immunology, radiology, and other specialities across
  • Our 32 bedded unit, with a 6-bedded isolation unit, has the specialist training and clinical expertise to surge to any viral need, treating general infections, complex tuberculosis, HIV and infections acquired during travel to tropical
  • Our staff are responsive, adaptable to change, and flexible; treating an incredibly diverse mix of patients in fast-paced
  • We are able to reward our most ambitious and engaged nurses with leadership and management opportunities across the Trust, including opportunities to move across to infection control management
  • Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed a supportive working environment, establishing one-to- one sessions with a clinical psychologist as well as wider team sessions. We are incredibly proud to have helped create a dynamic, supportive, and strong team, who work together to overcome any challenge or adjust to any


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

  • Our Trust-wide health and wellbeing initiatives, devised by our on-site staff wellbeing team, encompass lifestyle, physical, and psychological support, and have been nationally recognised by REBA (2019).
  • We encourage staff consultation on Trust equity issues within staff development groups, as well as the mentoring and support to develop and succeed, and we aim to become a truly inclusive organisation where people feel they are a valued part of #OneNBT.
  • We value staff feedback; in the results of our 2020 staff survey, our response rate was 4% higher than the national average. We are continuing to strive for improvement with 72% of staff saying they would recommend our organisation as a place to work (up 3% from last year and 6% better than the national average)
  • Our clinical environment has received international recognition (European Healthcare Design, 2017) for its approach to healthcare design: of our 800 patient rooms, 75% are single and en-suite, providing a level of privacy and dignity unique to the South West of England.
  • With clinical staff in mind, our Brunel building’s atrium and spine carefully separates staff and patient areas, and features a spacious staff canteen extending out to a rooftop terrace, serving a locally sourced, organic menu (Soil Association Food for Life, 2009).
  • Bristol is consistently voted one of the best places to live in the UK. The city boasts a vibrant live music scene, famous arts and theatre venues, independent high streets, state-of-the-art shopping centres, a wealth of great local family days out, and fantastic transport links for national and international holidays. However, if you‘d prefer country or village living, our Trust is well placed to be commutable from a range of locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales.
  • 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 speciality 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.
  • 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 Registered Nurse working in Respiratory, ready for the next challenge?
  • An experienced Registered nurse, excited at the prospect of exploring a new speciality?
  • A newly qualified/qualifying nurse ready to take the leap from theory to the clinical setting, supported by a structured preceptorship and inspirational team?

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

  • Submit your application via this advert
  • Book a place at our engagement events to tour Southmead Hospital, meet the teams you could be working with, and understand the trust’s approach to patient care.
  • Follow us on social media to join in the conversation and gain an insight into life at North Bristol NHS Trust (search @NBTNursing on TwitterFacebookLinkedin and Instagram)


For further details / informal visits contact:


Phone: 01174 144 550


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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.

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