Staff Nurse - Ambulatory Care

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro rata dependent on hours contracted.
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Ambulatory Care is a busy, fast-paced and dynamic department which has a unique function within the trust to provide same-day emergency care for medical patients. We are a vital part of the Front Door, working closely with and supporting MAU and ED. No two days will be the same!

Throughout the day we take all medical calls from Primary Care and review any patients that day or the next who we feel we could prevent being admitted as well as providing symptomatic relief for our day case patients with blood transfusions and Ascitic drains.

We also work closely with our colleagues in Vascular Studies, Nuclear Medicine and Radiology to ensure an efficient and effective journey for our patients.

We have been nationally recognised for our Quality Improvement work and we continue to analyse our progress, constantly looking for ways to expand and improve patient experience.

We currently operate 08.00-19.00 Mon - Fri with our nursing staff working from 07.30-20.00, primarily long days. We are looking to expand into Saturdays for the winter and beyond.

We are looking for a dynamic and efficient Part-time band 5 nurse who is looking for something different and looking to progress. We are a department that will really embrace and value your clinical skills. We are able to offer either a 0.64WTE contract at two long days (12 hours) per week or a 0.80WTE contract with 10 long days (12 hours) over a four week period.

Main duties of the job

  • To maintain accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care within the framework of team nursing.
  • Administration of oral and intravenous medicines and monitoring effectiveness.
  • Undertake an initial assessment of patients on arrival and escalate any concerns.
  • Ensure patients are fully informed of their journey through our department and update relatives/carers as necessary.
  • Ensure patients are handed over to other departments efficiently and safely.
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure patient journey is safe and efficient to facilitate prompt care and discharge.
  • Work closely with the Medical team to maintain safety and ensure all medication administration/tests are prompt.
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation. Access to indwelling venous devices will be required, training can be provided for this.
  • To maintain patient confidentiality and ensure all staff understand the relevance of this
  • To maintain accurate and timely documentation.
  • To be able to adapt to other roles (i.e admin duties, portering) as the need arises.
  • To work towards being able to deputise for the senior nursing team and coordinate the shift when required.

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



  • Adult Nursing Registration


  • 6 months experience in Acute Medicine



  • 6 months qualified nursing experience

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