Staff Nurse - for Student Nurses qualifying in 2024

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a student nurse in your final year and will be qualifying in 2024?

Would you like to have peace of mind that you've taken the first step towards securing your first band 5 nursing role?

Are you looking to work for an organisation that values everyone's contribution and works as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community?

If you're answering yes to the above, apply now to join our nursing teams at the Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH).

We are inviting applications from nurses graduating from Adult Nursing and Children and Young People degree programmes. We have a range of band 5 Staff Nurse roles across our medicine and surgical wards and departments.

You will receive a warm welcome from all our colleagues and importantly, great support from our friendly, award-winning Preceptorship team.

Our aim is to help you develop your skills as a registered nurse and provide you with a real foundation for your future so you can progress to become a Sister/Charge Nurse, Specialist Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Lead Nurse and Chief Nurse. Come and join us, your journey starts here!

Within your application, please include in the supporting information section your preferred departments (up to three) and when you are expecting to qualify and this will be explored further at interview stage.

We offer full and part time hours and we will consider requests taking into account the needs of the services.

Main duties of the job

As a Registered Nurse you will be expected to care for patients with a variety of conditions, across the 24 hour period. Generally, you would be expected to lead in the planning, delivery and evaluation of care for patients whilst working alongside a Healthcare Assistant and with the support of the Senior Nurse.

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

It is crucial that successful candidates are able to work effectively within a team, demonstrating consistent professionalism and focusing on patient centred care at all times.

We will strive to make you feel empowered, listened to and valued, whilst helping you expand your clinical knowledge and skills.

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.

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



  • Currently studying as a 3rd year student and working towards professional registration to be a Registered Nurse with Nursing & Midwifery Council

Knowledge and experience


  • Up to date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice at the level of a newly qualified nurse
  • Understanding of equality & diversity and how to apply it to self and others
  • Understanding of NMC Code of Practice and requirements of it for own practice & behaviour


  • Able to demonstrate effective consolidation of nursing knowledge & practice after qualification & preceptorship

Specific skills


  • Motivated, and able to articulate reasons for desire, to work in this clinical area
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Able to work and cope with rotating shift patterns

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


RUH Bath

Combe Park, Bath



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