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Nurse Graduates

If you are soon to qualify and graduate as a registered nurse and are looking for a staff nurse positions, take a look at what we can offer you here at the Royal United Hospitals Bath.

We welcome applications from nurses graduating from adult nursing and Children and Young People degree programmes and have a range of exciting opportunities including rotational posts.

All of our job opportunities are advertised on the current vacancies page. To see what we currently have on offer please click here.

Who we are

We are an innovative and inspirational acute general district hospital. Our values are: Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, and we strive to be a diverse and inclusive employer where we can all be ourselves and celebrate our diversity and the benefits that diversity brings to our teams and the care we provide. We are committed to offering you excellent learning and development opportunities and supporting you in your career.

We provide a range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, diagnostic and clinical support services. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) who are the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England have rated the care we provide as outstanding. As a Trust we are proud of all our colleagues and work together to make a real difference to our patients, their families and each other.

Your wellbeing is important to us. When you join our RUH community you’ll be invited to join our staff networks where you’ll meet new colleagues, be able to discuss ideas and encourage conversations that can influence change for the benefit of everyone. What’s more, there’s lots of outside space for you to enjoy a restful break and enjoy views of the countryside. We have an outdoor heated swimming pool to help support your wellbeing and we’re just a stone’s throw away from Bath’s city centre which has restaurants, independent shops, pubs and trendy bars.

What we can offer you

We will support you at every stage of your career to open doors, give you new opportunities and help you be outstanding in your role.

The preceptorship programme is the beginning of a lifelong journey of reflection, and the ability to self-identify continuing professional development needs to promote accountability, self-reflection and safe practice based on four foundational pillars of practice - clinical practice, facilitating learning, leadership and team work, evidence, research and development. When you start as a newly qualified member of staff you will have an allocated Preceptor and will be guided on this 6 to 12-month programme.

We will also offer you a number of in-house development programmes to help you flourish in your nursing career, such as shadowing opportunities, secondments, and our new Choose Your Own Rotation programme, which you can find out more by clicking here.

At the RUH we love to celebrate and recognise all our colleagues who go beyond the care of duty in caring for each other, our patients and families and recognise the very best performance at our annual staff awards ceremony.

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Here are some of the popular questions we get asked by student nurses and graduates. Please read below and we hope this information helps you see why we are the best place for you to start your career.

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