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Nursing Open Day

10.00am - 4.30pm
Oasis Centre (Building E6), RUH, Combe Park, Bath, BA1 3NG
Free parking is available when you sign in on the day

Join us on 20 January over refreshments for our Registered Nurse and ODP's open day. You'll meet our front line nursing staff and sisters and find out more about what it is like to work at the RUH.

You can also take a tour of our departments and if you are interested in gaining CPD hours we'll be running 2 sessions, one on infection prevention and control, the other on tissue viability on the day. If you like what you learn about us there will be opportunities for you to undertake an interview.

We have vacancies for registered and newly qualified Nurses/ODP's in the following areas:

  • Medicine Division – Emergency Department, Older Person Unit, Parry (diabetes), MAU, Respiratory, Cardiology, Acute Stroke Unit and Oncology
  • Surgery Division – Trauma and Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Surgical Assessment Unit, Theatres (ODPs/Nurses) and Critical Care Services
  • Women and Children's Division – Neonatal Unit and Children's Ward
  • Bank and Pool staff

Infection Prevention & Control - Latest News 11.00am
Tissue Viability Team - Categorisation of Wounds 2.00pm

Spaces are limited, so if you're interested in either of the CPD sessions please contact us on 07787287422 or via email to book your space.

Newly qualified/student nurses

If you are due to qualify in the summer of 2017 we'd love to see you on the day. We can tell you all about our 12 month preceptorship, more about the wards which will be recruiting newly qualified nurses and give you some hints and tips on the application and interview process.

We'll be welcoming applications for our Newly Qualified Nursing vacancies in early January and again in early May.

If you have any questions about the open day or our Nursing vacancies contact our Recruitment and Retention Nurse, Sian Swatton on:

For the low-down on what it's like to work at the RUH, have a read of our staff profiles below:

Medicine Division

Sam Perry Juliette Parfitt
Sam Perry Juliette Parfitt


Laura Godman Mandy Blunsden Maria White
Laura Godman Mandy Blunsdon Maria White

Medical Assessment Unit (MAU)

Kathryn Riddick Patricia Maceda
Kathryn Riddick Patricia Maceda

Emergency Department

Lance Jukes Kelly Davidson Zoe Davie
Lance Jukes Kelly Davidson Zoe Davie
Emma Rice Carly Giddons Alex Upham
Emma Rice Carly Giddings Alex Upham
Carley Smith
Carley Smith

Surgical Division

Within the Surgical division we have a number of areas specialising in different surgical conditions /procedures. These include elective orthopaedic surgery, breast surgery and trauma and orthopaedics, including a high care bay within one of our trauma and orthopaedic wards. We also have two general surgical wards, which includes a bay for men undergoing head and neck surgery.

Our Surgical Admission Unit includes a renowned Emergency Surgical Ambulatory Care service. Patients are admitted either directly to the ward or via the Emergency department. Our Surgical Short Stay Unit cares for patients' after surgical procedures from all surgical specialties where the length of stay is 1-2 days.

Our Critical Care Services provides care for 13 level 3 / 2 patients.

Children's Division

We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care to our babies, children, young people and their families. The high level of care that we provide was recognised as outstanding by the CQC in 2016.

Dyson Neonatal Unit:
Our award winning Neonatal Unit is purpose-built, and comprises 21 cots. We are designated as a level 2 unit with four intensive, three high dependency and 14 special care cots serving a birth population of 5,300 deliveries a year. We have an outreach team and are actively involved in the South West Neonatal Network.

Children's Unit:
Our Children's Unit comprises a paediatric assessment area, ward, and dedicated children's outpatients. Our ward consists of 33 in-patient beds, a paediatric assessment unit and children's outpatients. We care for children and young people with a variety of conditions including medical, surgical (general, orthopaedic, ENT) and shared care oncology. We offer our Registered Nurses a structured orientation programme and excellent development opportunities.

Bank and Pool Division

As a bank Staff Nurse (Adult's and Children's) we can offer regular and occasional work to suit your needs. We have flexible working patterns such as early mornings, days, nights and weekends – so you can work around other commitments.

We will also act as your confirmer in the revalidation process and if you're a regular Bank-only worker, you'll have the chance to attend revalidation workshops.

For further details about bank and pool work visit our dedicated Bank and Pool page.

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