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Staff Nurse - Robin Smith Ward

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
Robin Smith Ward is a 28 bedded surgical ward, caring for both elective and emergency patients, as well as ITU step down patients. We work with multiple specialties including, Colorectal, Upper GI, Urology, Gynaecology, Max fax, ENT, with a special interest in Enhanced Recovery.

We are a vibrant team, which thrives on team work, to help us provide patient centered post-operative care. We are friendly, hardworking and supportive, and are always looking for new ways to help develop our staff.

The role is an opportunity to work as part of an experienced team, with a proven track record of success. You will have the opportunity to develop your surgical skills, as well as completing additional skills should you wish. You will work alongside highly experienced Nurses and HealthCare Workers, and we will provide you with the support you need whilst you settle into your new position. We have recently obtained and recruited into a new role for the ward of Practice Education Facilitator, you will be supported by them in your educational and developmental needs throughout your time on Robin Smith.

We are looking for a dynamic Staff Nurse to join the Robin Smith team, experience is desirable but not essential. On Robin Smith we value a strong work ethic, dependability, and a positive attitude.

If you are committed to the delivery of excellence in clinical care and are a highly motivated team player, then we would be really pleased to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

1. Acting as a Named Nurse, to maintain accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care within the framework of team nursing.2. To co-ordinate the patients' discharge arrangements in accordance with RUH Discharge Policy.3. To promote a patient focused approach to care in collaboration with all relevant health professionals.4. To educate patients and their carers as required where a need has been identified.5. To provide information which enables patients to make choices about adopting a more healthy lifestyle.6. To complete patient documentation correctly.7. To maintain a safe ward/department environment.8. To assist in establishing and monitoring protocols/care pathways.9. To participate in the promotion and maintenance of effective communication.10.To ensure patient confidentiality.

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 see attached job description and person specification 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



  • Registered nurse with NMC



  • Understanding of the NMC Code of Practice and requirements

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Royal United Hospitals

Combe Park



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