Staff Nurse – MIU – Somerset

Staff Nurse – MIU

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust



Job overview

Are you a Band 5 Staff Nurse looking for a challenge in a new exciting role within our  Minor Injuries Unit preliminary based at  Chard Community Hospital within the West Community Urgent care rotation of Bridgwater,   Minehead this post  may involve some rotation to these units. 

We are seeking to appoint a community urgent care staff nurse to support our Emergency Nurse Practitioners in our busy MIUs.  If you would like to expand or learn new skills enjoy variety and caring for patients of all ages and acuity including trauma and illness this will be the post for you.

As a dynamic team with a broad scope of advanced practice including both injury and illness, we embrace variety and the challenge of learning something new every day. 

Main duties of the job

No two days are the same! 

The role involves initial assessment , wound care, assessment, and closure , plastering, administrating medication under PGD, and assisting the Nurse Practitioners in their role.

As part of your interview, you will be required to show the following: Proof of any essential qualifications stated on the Job Description, proof of NHS payslip if coming from another NHS Organization and all ID to prove your identity and Right to Work (More details will follow for successful applicants invited to interview)

Please note – the advertised posts are based across west Somerset therefore you must be able to drive . If you seek any clarification please contact us on 01458835471 however the base for this post is predominantly Chard MIU 

Working for our organisation

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts. 

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone’s throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan – there is truly something for everyone!

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We have a supportive senior nursing and management team who actively encourage innovation and education in order to achieve the highest standards of care and have a comprehensive CPD program. 



Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse

Desirable criteria
  • trauma course or equivalent


Desirable criteria
  • A&E or MIU experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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

Job title
Managerial Lead
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01458 836471
Additional information

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