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  • Job
    Entry & Junior Level
  • Healthcare
  • £28.4K - £34.6K
  • Bristol

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  • You must be a registered nurse with current NMC registration, experience in cardiology/cardiac surgery, ability to work in a stressful environment, good interpersonal skills, and willingness to develop teaching skills. Be flexible, self-motivated, and have basic IT skills.
  • You will develop patient care plans, delegate tasks, maintain accurate documentation, promote a safe environment, and respond to issues promptly.


  • RGN.1st Level or relevant children’s qualification
  • Current NMC registration
  • Desirable criteria:
  • Training Qualification or equivalent experience
  • Relevant post registration course
  • Skills and Abilities:
  • Essential criteria:
  • General good health, Able to work on feet for long periods. Aware that the role can be stressful and emotional at times
  • Flexible working practices for 24 hour service
  • Recognition of own limits
  • A team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Awareness of audit & research
  • Able to manage difficult situations
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to develop teaching skills
  • Interpersonal skills – Calm - Supportive - Motivated – Professional
  • Ability to take the lead, initiate and ensure appropriate action in response to the deteriorating patient
  • Basic IT skills (e.g. Microsoft packages)
  • Competency in medication administration including IV drug administration or willingness to undergo training
  • Ability to develop own clinical skills and a willingness to participate in continuing professional development
  • Ability to solve problems and use initiative
  • Good basic level of English language demonstrated through effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Aptitudes:
  • Essential criteria:
  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative
  • Knowledge and Experience:
  • Essential criteria:
  • Current Acute Registered Nurse with cardiology/ Cardiac Surgery recent experience
  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting, preferably with some of this experience in Cardiology/ Cardiac surgery.
  • Evidence of further education , training and on-going learning
  • Desirable criteria:
  • Experience of taking charge
  • Mentorship or teaching qualificatio


  • In partnership with other professionals and disciplines, develop measurable patient care plans/goals. The process should include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care from admission to timely transfer or discharge.
  • Take charge of the clinical needs of a group of defined patients on the department prioritising workload according to changing clinical need over a 24 period.
  • Work towards regularly taking charge of the department on occasion prioritising workload according to changing clinical need over a 24 period.
  • Delegate tasks and activities to a range of team members in relation to patient care (for example when taking charge or as link nurse)
  • Ensure nursing documentation is maintained, accurate and timely in line with the Trust standard To demonstrate awareness and compliance with Trust policies, procedures, guidelines and standards. To work towards promoting this to others. Promote and maintain a safe environment for patient: Administer medicines in accordance with Trust policy.
  • Promote a clean environment and the prevention of hospital acquired infection
  • Respond positively and act promptly to resolve problems/issues for patients/carers, utilising complaints procedures and PALs where appropriate.
  • Identify record and report all incidents/complaints involving staff, patients and visitors in accordance with UHBW NHS Foundation Trust policies and assist in any investigations as required.


What type of patients will I be caring for as a Staff Nurse in Outpatients at the Bristol Heart Institute?

You will be caring for patients with a range of cardiac conditions such as arrhythmias, heart failure, coronary artery disease, and those undergoing interventional cardiology and electrophysiology procedures in an outpatient setting.

What kind of nursing team will I be joining at the Bristol Heart Institute?

You will be joining a supportive nursing team that is committed to delivering high standards of patient care.

What level of experience is required for this position at the Bristol Heart Institute?

We welcome applications from experienced nurses as well as recently graduated nurses with an enthusiasm for cardiology.

UHBW NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic and thriving group of hospitals in the heart of Bristol and Weston.

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Mission & Purpose

We are University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW). One of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. The Trust has many and varied career opportunities for you to choose from. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge. With strong links to the University of Bristol and University of West of England we are the major medical research and training centre in the region, using findings to continually improve our patient care and attracting the highest caliber clinical staff from across the UK. Follow our page and become part of our story.