Staff Nurse Band 5
Band 5 - Staff Nurse -Older Person Assessment Unit
If working in medicine with older people is your passion or could become your passion coupled with looking after acutely unwell patients in a fast paced environment then working on OPAU could be for you.
OPAU is the Older Person Assessment Unit which is part of the emergency ‘front door’ to the Bristol Royal Infirmary. It comprises 30 beds average length of stay between less than 24 to 72hours. Patients are admitted with a wide range of medical conditions including dementia’s, delirium, respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiac, neurological and endocrine. We are supported by an extensive MDT team, and our combined aim is to discharge as quickly as possible to prevent unnecessary prolonged hospital admissions.
OPAU is a supportive close working team and you will have opportunities to further various clinical skills. We are fortunate to have a band 6 who has teaching hours who provides support and education. UHB offers an excellent preceptorship for newly qualified nurses
We also work closely with both the ED and AMU.
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