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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/12/2021.

Sister / Charge Nurse - Band 6

Job Reference: 427-S20210821R

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Critical Care Unit
£32,306 to £39,027 per annum

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.

As part of our continued response to COVID19, we are closely following Department of Health and Social Care's (DHSC) guidance and the government’s legislation. It is a now a legal requirement that full COVID19 vaccination is a condition of employment in all healthcare roles which have face-to-face contact with service users from 1 April 2022. This also means that by 3 February 2022 all such staff will need to have had their first COVID19 vaccination. Should your role be identified as being within the scope of the legislation, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or a legitimate exemption from these requirements as a condition of your employment.

Band 6 Sister/ Charge Nurse

This is a fantastic time join our enthusiastic and motivated intensive care team. The current challenges of critical care offer a rewarding acute experience in unprecedented times.

So why not make your year by joining us at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, Intensive Care Unit and apply for a Band 6 Sister/ Charge Nurse where a fantastic journey and exciting opportunities awaits you.

We are looking for a dynamic individual who can ensure the consistent delivery of high quality patient centred care. The successful candidate will be expected to work clinically within the multidisciplinary team, maintain high standards of practice while supporting staff on a shift by shift basic and provide clinical leadership and decision making.

Successful candidates will have excellent communication and organisation skills. They must demonstrate current personal development; have a good understanding and involvement in improving patient safety, risk reduction and development of others and general support for peers, junior and senior colleagues.

Who are we?
The Intensive Care Unit in Bath has one team providing a great service across two units. These units are dedicated in providing care for seriously ill patients from across a range of medical, surgical specialties and occasional paediatrics. Having two Intensive Care Units means we can separate the care we offer to our patients. In May 2020 we opened a new unit for COVID-19 patients which is one of the most sophisticated units in the region. The 14 beds in this new Intensive Care Unit is contained in a negative pressure environment, having sealed areas with carefully controlled ventilation that prevents contaminated air from escaping the room which maximises safety for staff and patients. We are privileged to have two units enabling us to separate the care we can offer to our patients.

Why work with us?
We recognise that our staff are our most precious resource and we are committed to reaching your potential by offering a structured development and education pathway. We have an experienced and well-resourced education team and your development and learning will be supported by our dedicated Senior Nursing leadership team.

Our Band 6 pathway includes:
• A supernumerary period (including induction) if you are new to the Trust.
• Progression through the nationally recognised ‘Critical Care Steps’ Competency Framework
• A in house Band 6 leadership development course
• Access to Quality Improvement training and project work

Your future Career
Choosing a career in Critical Care nursing will open many doors for you. We will invest in your future development and this could lead you into exciting roles within Critical Care such as a Senior Sister/Charge Nurse, Matron, Education Practice Facilitator or Advanced Critical Care Practioner. We also work very closely with the Critical Care Outreach team and Follow Up Clinic where nurses can further develop their skills.

For further details/ informal visits contact:
Senior Sister- Samantha Overton
or 01225 821485


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.

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 (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.

UK Registration

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

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