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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2022.

Bank Staff Nurse - Theatre and General Ward - Band 5

Job Reference: 427-B202112204R

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
RUH Bank
£25,655 to £31,534 per annum, pro rata

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.

Bank Staff Nurse - Theatre and General Ward - Band 5

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 for inpatient areas, Paediatric 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 support of patients 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.

These shifts include:

Early shifts: 0700 -1300 or 0730-1330

Late shifts: 1400-2000

Long days: 0700-1930 or 0730-2000

Night shifts: 1900-0730 or 1930-0800

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, Bank Nurse Development Facilitator on 01225 825377.


We are currently seeking to recruit Band 5 bank staff nurses to join out 27 bedded Intensive Care /High Dependency unit spread over two units within the hospital.

Have you completed the national step 1 competency programme or have an equivalent qualification?

Recent experience in the critical care setting?

We are keen to hear from you!!

If you are successful you would be expected to complete the trust ANTT, IV drug competencies, Arterial competencies and any additional trust based competencies. (These can be passported across from different Trusts).

Additional training will be available including Fresenius haemodialysis training, the transport course and other teaching sessions on offer from our practice education team.

Please contact any of the Critical Care Band 7 team or phone 01225 821485


We are looking for Operating Department Practitioners, Scrub Nurses and Anaesthetic Assistants with a minimum of 6 months 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, 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 825377.


  • NHS benefits including pension, holiday pay and discounts in high street stores and online**.
  • Flexible working patterns to meet your needs.
  • Competitive rates of pay, including RRP
  • Unsociable hours pay.
  • Training and updates (we’ll pay for all mandatory training updates).
  • Support from the Bank Nurse Facilitator and Band 6 Pool staff.
  • 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 and online shops with a valid NHS ID and/or Blue Light card

We pay all band 5 staff

BASIC HRS=-£16.13


PLUS A/L= £18.07

PLUS 20.07% (A/L+RRP) =£19.36


SUN/BH 60% =£30.98

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. It is the aim of the Trust to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Applications from job seekers needing Skilled Worker sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside all applications, where roles are eligible for sponsorship. please visit UK Visa & 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.

Privacy Notice

If offered a position, your information will be transferred into the national NHS ESR 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 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, including current/most recent line manager. 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.

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.

For further advice, please visit Applying from overseas.

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