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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/03/2020.

Bank Registered Nursing Staff

Job Reference: 427-B20200189

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Staffing Solutions

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.

Bank Registered Nursing Staff

Staffing Solutions provide motivated, reliable staff to cover temporary vacancies or shortfalls at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH). The bank team are currently recruiting Nurses, RMNs, Paediatric/NICU staff and Theatre Practitioners.


The RUH is an acute hospital and our Bank staff are in-demand across wards and out-patient areas. For registered mental health nurses, the demand is with 1-1 ‘specialing’ throughout various wards as and when required, dealing with patients who have challenging behaviours.

We are currently looking for both General Nurses and Mental Health Nurses to join our team. You will work in various locations throughout the Trust.

You will have to be qualified with the appropriate NMC registration and have relevant acute hospital nursing experience

For an informal chat please contact Clychelle Mann, Temporary Staffing Manager on 01225 826258.


Our award winning Neonatal Unit is purpose-built, and comprises 21 cots. Our Children’s Unit comprises a paediatric assessment area, ward and dedicated children’s outpatients.

You’ll be working on the Neonatal Unit and /or the Children’s Unit, adapting to changing situations and working well within the teams.

You must have recent/relevant experience in an acute hospital and have the appropriate NMC registration.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Clychelle Mann, Temporary Staffing Manager on 01225 826258.

Sarah Goodwin, Practice Development Facilitator (NICU) on 01225 825499,

Clare Scott, Senior Sister on the Children’s Unit on 01225 821596

Beverly Boyd, Matron for Women and Children on 01225 825532 or bleep 7154.


We are looking for Operating Department Practitioners, Scrub Nurses and Anaesthetic Assistants with relevant experience in the Operating Theatre Department to join our bank.

We are able to offer excellent development opportunities in specialties including General Surgery, ENT, Orthopaedics, Emergency, Trauma, Gynaecology, Urology and Obstetrics. We have regular and occasional work to suit your needs and can offer flexible working patterns Shifts will be generally 8-6 Monday to Friday with the possibility of working unsocial, nights and weekends depending on experience– so you can work around other commitments.

As a new bank member we will also provide you with up to 4 supervised shifts.

For an informal chat please telephone Theatre Recruitment Lead Milla Kivela, on 01225 825703 or Bleep 7045, Clychelle Mann, Bank Nurse Development Facilitator on 01225 826528.


  • NHS benefits including pension, 12.07% holiday pay and discounts high stores and online**
    • Flexible working patterns to meet your needs.
    • Competitive rates of pay, including 8% RRP
    • Unsociable hours pay.
    • Training and updates (we’ll pay for all mandatory training updates).
    • Support from the Bank Nurse Facilitator.
    • Paid Orientation shifts
    • Online shift-booking.
    • A fully paid Trust Induction.
    • A passport system for mandatory training, meaning we accept updates from other NHS providers who are registered with the Core Skills framework.
    • Free uniforms.
    • A free DBS check.
    • The chance to experience life in other departments
    • Regular extra work or occasional shifts to fit around other commitments
    • A way to keep up to date with your acute nursing skills
    • The Trust will act as your confirmer in the revalidation process and if you’re a regular Bank-only worker, you’ll have the chance to attend revalidation workshops.

** Valid in certain stores with a valid NHS ID and/or Blue Light card

We pay all band 5 staff at the top of the pay band

BASIC HRS=-£15.40


PLUS A/L= £17.26

PLUS 20.07% (A/L+RRP) =£18.49


SUN/BH 60% =£29.59

We a pay an enhanced rate for shifts booked in ED and MAU

BASIC HRS=-£18.59


PLUS A/L= £20.83

PLUS 20.07% (A/L+RRP) =£22.32


SUN/BH 60% =£35.71

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Applications from job seekers needing Skilled Worker sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside all applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry to the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have lived continuously/ cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18) are also subject to this requirement.

For further advice, please visit Applying from overseas web site.

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If offered a position, 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.

If offered a position, we will request references by email covering the last 3 years of work or study. One referee must be your current/most recent line manager or tutor. Please supply an organisational email address for your referees on your application form.

Disclosure & Barring Service
All posts are subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, as per guidelines set out by the DBS.

Smokefree Site

The RUH is an entirely smokefree site – colleagues, patients and visitors are not permitted to smoke anywhere in our grounds.

Please note, unless specifically agreed with the Recruiting Manager, the Trust does not pay interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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