“People who’ve just qualified don’t typically gravitate towards working with older people, but personally I think it’s a privilege”

Working on our Acute Care of the Elderly ward means you get to work as part of a well oiled multi-disciplinary team. But don’t take our word for it, here is what our nurses have to say:

“It’s a good ward to work on, the team are so supportive, from Nursing Assistants and Domestic staff to Doctors and Pharmacists. I am able to talk to everyone, they are always on the ward you’re never without them.”

“The team that I work with is absolutely brilliant and we all work together so well. I find even with our doctors, it takes a special kind of medical professional to communicate with these older people in a way that the patient needs. The doctors here really break down the barrier of ‘I’m the doctor and you’re the patient’ and it’s more relaxed in a way.  The therapy team are incredible – as nurses we wouldn’t be able to function without the Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. We are just so lucky to have all of these people, because everybody is just as important in a team for Care of the Elderly.” 

“Helping with mobility, functioning, washing and dressing is just as important as giving someone medication, we have patients that have a lot more of these care needs but that’s not all we do…”

It takes a gifted nurse to build a relationship with an older person and care for them as your own. Our Acute Care of the Elderly Ward are looking for like-minded experienced and newly qualified Band 5 Registered Nurses to join them.

Dealing with a diverse range of  acutely unwell patients who face heart problems, strokes, falls, wounds, palliative care, oncology, delirium or cognitive impairments – no two days are the same, allowing you to get an incredible grounding in general nursing.

As a successful candidate you will be joining a friendly and supportive team, with the scope to enhance your clinical and communication skills on a busy ward.

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At UHBW, we’ll give you the tools and support but you will be in full control of your development. Our nurses know why they chose to continue their nursing journey here, join us and find out your reason why.

In return for your hard work you will receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunities for education and development
  • Minimum of 262.5 hours holiday per annum (increasing with length of service)
  • Industry leading pension scheme
  • Access to discounts in a multitude of local and national outlets

We can offer job security in these uncertain times within an organisation that is dedicated to the Wellbeing of its staff.

We are a Trust where patient safety is our top priority. With opportunities to progress in a CQC Rated ‘Good’ Trust why would you want to go anywhere else?

As a Trust we’re also committed to ensuring the wellbeing of our staff, with a range of support services, resources and provisions on hand to enable this.

For more information on why you should choose UHBW click here.


Working for University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust means you are based in the heart of Bristol, a diverse, historic, and vibrant city bursting with food, music, and culture. Whether you like shopping, eating out, or sport and leisure activities, there’s something here for everyone.

Bristol is consistently tipped as one of the UK’s top cities to live, rated for its stunning scenery and social scene. In 2015 it was also named the UK’s first-ever European Green Capital, in recognition of what its citizens have done in terms of making the city a healthier, happier place to live. We’ve put in place a number of green travel schemes, to ensure as a Trust we operate as sustainably as we can.

You will also get to visit and work at our Weston based hospital and enjoy the costal town of Weston-super-Mare. Steeped with Victorian history, there’s plenty of culture to be explored. Which alongside the beautiful beaches, great schools and affordable housing, makes Weston an idyllic place to live.

On top of all this, we’ve negotiated a wide range of discounts with local service providers and retailers, meaning you get great deals on anything from holidays to hairdressing and insurance to theatre tickets.

For more information on housing, schools and transport click here.

If you’re ready to make the move to Acute Care of the Elderly nursing, apply today:


If you want further information or have a any questions, email us at talent@uhbw.nhs.uk

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