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Date: 8 January 2014

Recruitment open day at the RUH

A Recruitment Open Day is being held at the Royal United Hospital on Saturday 18 January, for anyone interested in finding out more about our opportunities for nurses and health care assistants. The recruitment event will take place in the hospital's atrium from 10am to 2pm.

The RUH currently has vacancies for nurses and health care assistants (HCAs) in a number of its medical and surgical wards across the hospital.

HCAs are invaluable members of the health care team, supporting nurses and helping out with many daily activities on wards and in clinics. Under the supervision of registered nurses HCAs may get involved in recording a patient's blood pressure, pulse and temperature as well as undertaking general duties such as bathing a patient, assisting at mealtimes and keeping the ward tidy.

At the recruitment event potential recruits will be able to go on tours around the hospital to see what life is like on the wards. They will be able to talk to nurses and HCAs about their roles and also meet senior nursing staff. Members of the hospital's Learning and Development team will also be on hand to answer any questions about career development and training that can be undertaken. Staff from the recruitment department will be available to provide practical help about applying for a post.

Candidates interested in applying for posts should visit our careers website and apply online. If you would like to be interviewed on the 18 January for a qualified nursing post please apply by 1 January 2014.

Director of Nursing Helen Blanchard says: "The RUH is a truly great place to work with a number of benefits, not least the opportunity to provide high quality care and to be part of a fantastic team. Our nurses are proud of the work they do here, delivering care to a very high standard. I would strongly encourage people to think about a nursing career, there are great opportunities to grow professionally and it's very rewarding.

"We are looking to recruit people who are dedicated to providing excellent care and help us continue to be recognised for delivering the highest quality hospital care for the people of Bath and North East Somerset, Wiltshire and Somerset.

"We have a fantastic range of opportunities on offer at the RUH and I would strongly urge anyone interested to either come along to the hospital or telephone the recruitment team on 01225 821142."


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