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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/10/2021.

Staff Nurses - Emergency Department - Band 5

Job Reference: 427-M20211002

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Emergency Medicine Nursing
£25,655 to £31,534 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.

Staff Nurse – Band 5 Emergency Department

Do you want to develop your clinical skills? Do you want to develop a professional portfolio that will enhance your nursing career?Hear from our team about what it is like to work in our ED by clicking the link to the right of this advert, titled, 'Hear from our ED team at the RUH'

Due to successful promotions within the emergency Department we now have the opportunity to recruit more registered nurses to join our innovative Emergency Department nursing team. We are constantly review roles and clinical scope with the emergency care environment, and are just about to launch “the Emergency Department Big Room”, which is a quality improvement initiative following the Sheffield FLOW methodology so that all staff can be actively involved in quality improvements.

We recognise that nurses are seeking a career pathway and development opportunities. Staff are supported by a new Clinical Practice Facilitator and are part of a Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse development and appraisal group. We are enhancing our orientation and education programme to ensure that our staff received not only the extended clinical skills and knowledge that they require but also to ensure that have the personal support to work in a challenging clinical environment.

We have a very proactive education program, within the Emergency Department to include enhanced clinical skills such as suturing, x-ray ordering, and TAT (treat at triage). Staff are supported and encouraged to develop the many skills and knowledge required to look after our diverse patient group. Staff are also encouraged to be part of the many Quality Improvement projects that wefacilitate in-house with support from the Quality Improvement Centre.

You will need to have a minimum of 1 years post registration experience and be able to evidence your own professional development.

The Emergency Department covers a catchment area of approximately 500,000 people and last year had approximately 72,000 attendances. We are continuously striving to provide high quality patient care and believe in the fact that all patients should receive the right care by the right person with the right skills the first time. This is evidenced by our patient feedback. We have a strong commitment to developing our staff with our daily teaching programme and senior nurse mentorship.

If you want to be part of a pro-active team who are continuing to develop the nursing service and have the motivation and drive to want to make a difference to our patients then please contact Jenni Lee, Emergency Directorate Matron on 01225 428331, bleep 7637.

If you are applying from outside the UK, you must have a minimum of 2 years nursing experience in an acute hospital setting, and have:

  • Passed your IELTs (International English Language Testing System) or OET (Occupational English Test)
  • Passed your CBT (Computer based test) to the required NMC level
  • Be ready to take your OSCE (Objective Structural Clinical Examination) exam

For further information, please refer to the NMC website or the additional document on this advert ‘Applying for Nursing roles if you are trained outside the UK’.

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.

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 (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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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UK Registration

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

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