Staff Nurse - Trauma and Orthopaedics
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Bristol, UK, UK
5d ago
source : NHS

Do you have an interest in developing a career in both surgical and medical nursing?

Do you want to join a friendly multi-disciplinary team with a passion for care of the elderly and rehabilitation?

Do you want to work at an outstanding trust on a ward that truly values its nursing staff?

Our Silver Trauma ward (A604) is specialist 22 bed Acute Orthopaedic Elderly Trauma ward, which makes every effort to promote a safe, calm and relaxed environment for patients and their relatives.

Our elderly patients frequently have chronic medical conditions in addition to their acute surgical needs. Which makes this is the perfect location to start your nursing career or take the opportunity to change direction.

We are committed to a Multi-disciplinary Team approach, working together to ensure that patients are able to maximise their potential & reduce length of stay.

We empower our nurse to deliver high quality, safe and expert care. This is achieved by an excellent teaching-based ward ethos that recognise our staffs potential and nurtures needs their individual needs through a supportive network provided by our Practice Education Facilitators (PEF).

Our development opportunities include :

  • A PEF is available to support and enhance your surgical and medical nursing skills. Working alongside you to offer guidance and reassurance promoting individual learning in order to achieve a range of competencies.
  • Twice weekly ward based teaching sessions delivered to improve nurses’ knowledge and skills to ensure that they feel confident and competent to deliver expert safe patient quality care.
  • Opportunity to attend the 2 day Ward Survival Guide study day to guide you through your first months post qualifying
  • Further learning opportunities are available at the Trauma & Orthopaedic Study day aimed at achieving T&O specific competencies.
  • Mentoring by experienced staff and support from the senior nursing team.
  • This is busy and demanding ward on which to work and we recognise that your wellbeing is fundamental to delivering outstanding patient care.

    We ensure that rosters are published well in advance to allow you to plan ensuring a healthy work life balance.

    Why join us at UHBW?

  • Because we are passionate about supporting our staff and clinical teams, so that we can achieve our common goal of delivering outstanding patient care.
  • Because we can offer job security in these uncertain times within an organisation that is dedicated to the wellbeing of its staff.
  • We understand that we work to live (not live to work) and support flexible and part-time working patterns.

  • Because we are one of a handful of health trusts to have achieved a CQC rating of Outstanding for a second time second time in succession.
  • Because we are located in the heart of the vibrant City of Bristol, and the gateway to the glorious South West.
  • There really has never been a more exciting time to join us; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust joined together as one organisation on 1st April 2020.

    Our newly merged Trust has a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond.

    Together, we form one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

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