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Join our Critical Care Team

Take the next step in your nursing career. Come and work at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust - we are actively recruiting people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience.

It's a really exciting time to join our Critical Care Team. We have a new intensive care unit which was built to care for COVID-19 patients. It has 14 beds and, with the hospital's existing intensive care unit, we now have space for 27 intensive care patients. Post COVID our Critical Care services are gaining more development and investment, opening up new opportunities for people to join our team.

In ITU, the team is everything and our staff look after so many different types of patients. Watch this short film to hear why working in Critical Care is so rewarding and why our staff love doing what they do - caring for our most vulnerable patients.

If you choose to join us at the Royal United Hospitals Bath, you will become part of a talented, passionate team of people, committed to providing the best care and treatment to our patients.

Opportunities

Click below to find out more about vacancies:

To discuss any current vacancies please contact Margi Jenkins by email to criticalcareband7s@nhs.net or phone 01225 825010 or our recruitment team on 01225 825831, or email ruh-tr.recruitment@nhs.net.

Meet some of our friendly team

Sarah Hillman

Advanced Critical Care Practitioner, Critical Care Services

The role of the Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP) involves working with the Critical Care Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) to achieve high standards of care for patients who are critical unwell.

What I enjoy about the role is that it pushes the boundaries of what a Registered Nurse can achieve in their career. ACCPs can come from a variety of healthcare backgrounds including nursing, physiotherapy and paramedics.

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Alex Ward

Band 6 nurse

I've worked here in ITU for five years and I've been a band 6 for three of those years. I always knew that I wanted to work in ITU - I had exposure when I was a student and aspired to go back into ITU.

In Critical Care we're more of a 'work family' so when people join us they tend to stay here as there's just such a sense of community because ultimately we spend more time here than at home.

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Betty Muyang

Band 6 nurse

I've worked here for over 10 years in ITU. I started as a band 5 and I've been a band 6 in the last 8 years. When I first qualified I always wanted to work in Critical Care. I enjoy it and it's a really rewarding job. It's a family team, the atmosphere is always positive.

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Grace Mugagga

Newly qualified band 5 nurse

I started at RUH Bath in February this year. I've been qualified as a registered nurse for seven months and this is my first role as a nurse.

I studied at the University of the West of England (UWE) and did a seven week placement on the Critical Care Unit at RUH Bath.

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Lucy Hanbury

Band 5 nurse

My first job was on a surgical ward at Kings College Hospital in London.

It was fast-paced, surgical, high acuity, lots of poorly patients and I guess I got interested in Critical Care because I really enjoyed looking after sick and deteriorating patients.

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Hans Borgonjon

Band 5 bank nurse

I work on the bank through staffing solutions and I've been doing this for almost 13 years now.

I work about two to three long days a week, depending on my other work which is making art. I make sculptures mostly in my workshop. Being on the bank works perfectly for me as I can fit it around my lifestyle. I love the flixibility of being on bank and I'm love being part of the amazing ITU team here at the RUH.

Emma Burton

Outreach Critical Care band 6 nurse

If you love working in Critical Care and you like variety then I would recommend joining our team.

As a band 6 nurse my role is all to do with being able to identify acutely ill patients outside the ICU environment and for their needs to be managed appropriately in a timely manner.

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Investing in you

Whether you're an experienced nurse, newly qualified or looking to return to practice - we will invest in you to help you become an confident, inspiring colleague who will help inspire the next generation of nursing professionals.

Investing in your development:

  • A 6 week supernumerary period (including induction)
  • Progression through the nationally recognised 'Critical Care Steps' Competency Framework
  • A comprehensive education package including the Foundations in Critical Care Course
  • Mentorship and support
  • Opportunities for further Critical Care academic courses and further development

Looking after your health and wellbeing:

  • Employee assistance programme
  • Flexible working options
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Discount gym memberships
  • Occupational Health support
  • Physiotherapy support
  • Health & wellbeing events

Your total reward package:

  • NHS pension scheme including life insurance
  • Childcare Voucher Purchase Scheme
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Generous annual leave entitlement that increases with your length of service
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Excellent career progression with opportunities within the Trust
  • Cycle to Work Scheme - staff can pay for a bike and accessories over 12 months

Interested in joining our Critical Care team?

Contact us for more information or to arrange an informal visit.

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