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 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 An 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 Practitioner. We also work very closely with the Critical Care Outreach team and Follow Up Clinic where nurses can further develop their skills.
Closing for applications is: 5th December 2021
Informal contact / visits welcome, for contact details please click on the apply button.
There are many opportunities at RUH Bath for our nursing colleagues to develop their talent. What will be available to you:
* Access up to £1,000 of Continuous Professional Development funding* to attend specialist accredited courses and leadership programmes
* Individual career conversations and our dedicated staff career hub.
*(over three years. This funding is available to every Trainee Nursing Associate, Nursing Associate, Registered Nurse, Midwife and Allied Health Professional (AHP) in our Trust).
Your wellbeing is also important to us – everyone matters at the RUH. When you join our RUH community, you'll be invited to be part of our staff networks, meet new colleagues, discuss ideas and encourage conversations that can influence change for the benefit of everyone. Our Trust has also signed the Menopause Workplace Pledge, and have joined companies including Tesco, HaperCollins UK, Santander UK, Severn Trent and Bupa in pledging to ensure a supportive workplace for employees affected by menopause. We are committed to recognising that the menopause can be an issue in the workplace and women need support by talking openly, positively and respectfully about the menopause and supporting our staff.
Our hospital site is surrounded by beautiful countryside, there's plenty of outside space for you to enjoy a restful break. We even have an outdoor heated swimming pool to help support your wellbeing. What's more were just a stones throw away from Bath's vibrant city centre which has many restaurants, independent shops, pubs and trendy bars.
About the organisation
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 hospital 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. Bath is a world heritage city, with world-class universities and a vibrant social scene boasting excellent theatres, restaurants, bars, shops, spas and galleries. The city itself is surrounded by rolling open countryside, with the Cotswolds, south west coast and south Wales coast in easy reach for day trips. Bristol is less than 15 minutes away by train and London is easily accessible with direct trains to Paddington taking only 85 minutes. We have plenty of outside space for you to enjoy a restful break and we even have an outdoor heated swimming pool to help support your wellbeing.