Staff Nurse - Paediatrics - Band 5

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Come along to meet the team and find out about this exciting opportunity at our Nurse Recruitment Open Day!

Saturday 10th June 2023, 10am-2pm in B11 Paediatric Outpatients Department Royal United Hospital

This is for Band 5 Paediatric Staff Nurses to join our busy and dynamic Children's Department at Royal United Hospitals, Bath. The Children's Ward is an expanding and developing service caring for children with a wide range of medical and surgical conditions from 0-18 years. We are looking for enthusiastic and innovative Paediatric Nurses to join our friendly team. These roles would suit experienced, newly qualified or due to qualify nurses.

As a Band 5 nurse, you will be expected to deliver care to some of the most vulnerable patients to include newly diagnosed diabetics, oncology patients and those in our high dependency area. There is much opportunity and support for continuing professional development.

We provide care to a large patient demographic and services are growing to accommodate the ever changing needs of children and their families.

This is a varied role and the post holder will be able to demonstrate collaborative working alongside a dedicated team of practitioners who deliver high quality care to children and families both in the community through our team of Clinical Nurse Specialists and Trust Wide with the teams in our Emergency department and NICU.

Main duties of the job

  • Acting as a Named Nurse, to maintain accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care withinthe framework of team nursing.
  • To co-ordinate the patients' discharge arrangements in accordance with the RUH Discharge Policy.
  • To promote a patient focused approach to care in collaboration with all relevant health professionals.
  • To educate patients and their carers as required where a need hasbeen identified.
  • To provide information which enables patients to make choicesabout adopting a healthy lifestyle
  • Professional Development and Education Responsibilities
  • To develop own teaching skills and participate in staff/studenteducation programmes.
  • To help maintain a suitable learning environment for staff and act as a facilitator in the supervision and teaching of less experienced staff.

Audit, Quality and Risk Management Responsibilities
  • To contribute to the setting and monitoring of measurable standards of care and be accountable for maintaining standards.
  • To maintain awareness of the national, professional and localquality issues relevant to the delivery of nursing services, e.g.Clinical Governance.
  • To uphold quality initiatives that improve 'customer care' and enhance the interface between staff, patients and visitors.

Resource Management Responsibilities
  • To develop and maintain an awareness of budgeting, exercising care and economy in the ordering and use of equipment.

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Due to the nature of this role, we require candidates who apply to have current right to work in the UK. We value and encourage all international applications to please apply to work with our trust to do so via our international nursing campaign. Please follow the link below.You can get in touch at

Person Specification



  • Paediatric Trained
  • NMC registration



  • Paediatric Trained
  • NMC registration

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