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Staff Nurse Band 5

Salary:
£24,214 to £30,112 pa
Location:
Bath
Company:
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

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Experienced or Newly Qualified Nurse? How would you like to develop your clinical skills in the surgical orthopeadic trauma specialty? We are currently looking to recruit a Full time/part time Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our dedicated team on Forrester Brown Ward.

Forrester Brown Ward is a 28 bedded, mixed gender surgical ward, caring for patients who have sustained orthopaedic injuries. The orthopaedic specialty is dynamic, forward thinking and constantly striving to improve the patient’s pathway.

We welcome both newly qualified staff and those with experience to our team. Offering Mentor support in addition to the Senior Nurse and a period of supernumerary working will allow you to gain confidence and competence within your new place of work.

Allowing staff to continue to maintain their professional development is very important to us and we are pleased to offer staff ‘in house’ training relevant to this specialty in addition to training available to all Trust staff. The nursing team are encouraged and helped with continuing professional development as well as support towards revalidation. We also encourage our staff to become link nurses within an area of interest to them and provide designated time to allow this role to enhance practice within our area.

As a registered nurse you will be expected to care for patients with a variety of conditions, preparing patients for and recovering patients from surgical procedures, across the 24 hour period. Generally, you would be expected to lead in the planning, delivery and evaluation of care for 7 patients whilst working alongside a Health Care Assistant and with the support of the senior nurse.

We aspire for all of our nurses to display compassion, motivation and enthusiasm to be working on our ward. As ‘fresh eyes’ to the area, we always welcome challenges to existing practice with suggestions for innovative change.

It is crucial that successful candidate is able to work effectively within a team, demonstrating consistent professionalism and focusing on patient centred care at all times. We always try to be flexible with shift patterns and applicants preferred shifts and are able to offer part or full time working to the successful candidate.

For an informal visit or discussion about the role, please contact:

Amanda Fletcher

Junior Sister

Forrester Brown Ward

01225 826198



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.

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