The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, North East Somerset and West Wiltshire. We provide 759 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services. The CQC recently rated the care we provide as outstanding .
New colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities at our Trust. You will work alongside high calibre staff, many of whom have a national and international reputation for specialist expertise and world-class care, focusing on providing the best services to our patients. Our values are simple; Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, and represent our aspiration for the type of hospitals we want to be.
Bath is a wonderful place to live and work. Our main hospital site is 1.5 miles from the city centre and is served by great transport links including Park & Ride services and the national cycle route 24, 244. Bath offers excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene.
If we receive high level of applications, the vacancy may close early. So, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. If you feel you need additional time, please contact recruitment to discuss if we can help.
Do you want to be that vital component within a forward thinking & proactive team?
Do you want to make a real difference in an environment that promotes innovation & improvement?
We have exciting opportunities for Band 5 nurses to join our growing team.
The Respiratory Unit is a dynamic and stimulating 33 bed Medical Ward, specialising in Respiratory conditions. The unit includes a 4 bedded High Care bay providing specialist care and monitoring for patients requiring Non Invasive Ventilation therapy.
Our valuable learning environment is committed to supporting your career progression through the RUH Preceptorship Programme, ongoing professional development and the opportunity to advance clinical skills in High Care within a supportive and rewarding area of practice.
In return we are looking for compassionate and committed nurses dedicated to working in partnership to support our patients and their families. Together with our multidisciplinary team we are continually motivated to develop the highest standards of care whilst upholding the RUH Trust values.
For further details or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:
Susie Slade, Senior Ward Sister, Respiratory Unit
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
If you are offered a position at the Trust, your information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record database and a local file will be created and retained at the Trust. For further information about how we use your data, please refer to our privacy notice.
Notifications & Communication
All communication is via email/NHS Jobs. Please check these regularly. If you are not contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date (5 weeks for consultants) please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot provide feedback on application forms.
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Tier 2 Sponsorship
Applicants who need Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, they may not be appointed to a post if a suitable candidate with existing right to work in the UK is appointable as we are unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test required by UKVI. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.
The RUH is an entirely smokefree site – colleagues, patients and visitors are not permitted to smoke anywhere in our grounds.
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