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Surgical admissions and Same Day Urgent Care
NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
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North Bristol NHS Trust
Employer type
Southmead Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum
Salary period
05/04/2023 23:59

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Registered Nurse - Same Day Emergency Care - Band 5

NHS AfC: Band 5

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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

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 
Professional conduct. 
 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

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Qualified B5 Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Surgical experience

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

Lauren Weetch
Job title
Ward Sister
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