Registered Nurse - Same Day Emergency Care - Band 5
NHS AfC: Band 5
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We have an exciting opportunity for a B5 nurse to join our Surgical Admissions team on 32b and SDEC (Same Day Emergency Care) unit. The SDEC unit is expanding and we are looking to recruit motivated and enthusiastic staff to provide high quality patient centered care for our patients
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be designated on a regular basis to take charge of the ward/department
in the absence of the ward manager or senior nurse after two years in post and on an
occasional basis within the first two years in post.
The post holder will work within and lead a clinical care team.
The post holder will take personal responsibility and accountability for ensuring that Trust
and local policies and procedures are known and followed and will ensure duties are carried
out in accordance with the advisory guidelines and practice set out in the NMC code of
The post holder will be responsible for assessment, planning, provision, maintenance and
evaluation of patient care.
The post holder will take responsibility for the supervision and guidance of other staff
including health care assistants and students on a daily basis.
The post holder will actively contribute to the provision of a good learning environment by
taking on the role of mentor/assessor for learners eg. Student nurses and support worker
Working for our organisation
Patients are the most important people in the health service and are at the centre of what we do.
Patients and carers are the ‘experts’ in how they feel and what it is like to live with or care for
someone with a particular illness or condition. The patients’ experience of our services should guide
the way we deliver services and influence how we engage with patients every day in our work.
All staff should communicate effectively in their day to day practice with patients and should support
and enable patients/carers to make choices, changes and influence the way their treatment or care is
provided. All staff, managers and Board members should work to promote effective patient, carer and
public involvement in all elements of their work
We have a duty to involve, engage and consult with patients, carers and families about plans for
health facilities and the provision of our services. North Bristol NHS Trust wholeheartedly embraces
the principles of patient partnership and has made clear its commitment to involve patients in key
aspects of its work, which will be further strengthened through becoming a Foundation Trust
Detailed job description and main 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
To report to the appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team any significant changes in
a patient’s 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
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.
Please see attached job description and person specification documents for more details
- Qualified B5 Nurse
- Surgical experience
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
Further details / informal visits contact
- Lauren Weetch
- Job title
- Ward Sister
- Email address
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