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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/08/2021.

Play Specialist - Band 4

Job Reference: 427-WC20210760

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Inpats & Outpats (Pay Only)
£21,892 to £24,157 pa

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.

Play Specialist - Band 4

This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 4 Play Specialist position within our busy and dynamic Children's Department at Royal United Hospitals, Bath. The Children’s Ward is an expanding and developing service caring for children with a wide range of medical and surgical conditions from 0-18 years.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative Play Specialist to join our friendly team. Play is an integral and hugley valued element of care within the ward environment and this role is vital and important in providing all round holistic care to children and their families.

We provide care to a large patient demographic and services are growing to accommodate the ever changing needs of children and their families.

The Children’s Unit compromises of Day Surgery Admisssions, Paediatric Assessment and Triage, General Medical Care and also High Dependency Care.

This is a varied role and the post holder will be able to demonstrate collaborative working alongside a dedicated team of practitioners who deliver high quality care to children and familes both in the community through our team of Clinical Nurse Specialists and TrustWide with the teams in our Emergency department and NICU.

The position is suitable for a qualified practitioner but would also be suitable as a development position for an individual who would be willing to work towards obtaining their play specialist qualification and this education would be supported by the trust.

Are you hardworking, passionate, supportive team player who is dedicated to delivering high standards within a driven and enthusiastic team? Then we would love to hear from you.

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.

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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.

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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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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