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Staff Nurse - Paediatrics - Band 5

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

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We are seeking Paediatric Nurses to join the Children's Department at the Royal United Hospitals Bath. We welcome applications from experienced Paediatric Nurses, newly qualified nurses and student nurses qualifying in 2024.

You'll be joining us at an exciting time as we develop our services to care for children with a wide range of medical and surgical conditions from 0-18 years. You will deliver care to some of the most vulnerable patients including newly diagnosed diabetics, oncology patients and those in our high dependency area.

If you're a newly qualified nurse who wants to work for a Trust that invests in developing your skills and practice - this is the perfect place to begin your career. You'll work across all areas within the department and will have the support from a dedicated, exceptional team of practitioners.

Alice, Paediatric Nurse said: Working on the Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU) and looking after both surgical and medical patients on the ward who have different conditions has been really beneficial to me in gaining knowledge and experience. The RUH has a friendly feel and the staff on the ward are lovely.

Join our team as an experienced Paediatric Nurse and we can offer you access to learning and development opportunities to support your professional development so you can take on new roles and challenges.

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
  • To develop own teaching skills and participate in staff/student
  • education programmes.
  • To help maintain a suitable learning environment for staff and act as a facilitator in the supervision and teaching of less experienced staff.
  • 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 local quality 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.
  • 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.

Person Specification



  • Paediatric Trained
  • NMC registration



  • Paediatric Trained
  • NMC registration

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Children's ward

Royal United Hospital Combe Park



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