Bath hospital operator to recruit more than 100 staff

Private operator Sulis Hospital is recruiting for more than 100 new jobs ahead of its new  elective orthopaedic centre launching.

The move  will expand the existing hospital site just south of Bath and is set to open December.

Roles range from clinical to support staff in departments from radiology to in-patient, hospitality and hospital administration.

The hospital offers competitive salaries and  pays the Real Living Wage. It also supports flexible working, with both full-time and part-time positions available.

New staff will be recruited for SEOC but will work across Sulis Hospital.

The hospital boasts a unique setting, restorative environment and thoughtful design. It is set amongst the picturesque Somerset countryside on the edge of the historic city of Bath and was designed by the internationally renowned architects Foster & Partners.

The revolutionary building incorporates a biophilic design to enhance staff well-being and improve patient recovery times.

In addition to private healthcare provision, the £25m SEOC will increase capacity and improve access for NHS patients to high-quality year-round elective orthopaedic care.

Sulis Hospital is closely affiliated with the Royal United Hospital Bath. As part of its regional healthcare network, Sulis takes pride in being among the first independent hospitals to belong to an NHS Trust.

Simon Milner, hospital director, said: “At Sulis, we’ve created an environment where practitioners can give patients the care they’ve always wanted to give. We’re committed to making a positive difference to people’s lives – not only for our patients, but for all our staff, too. As we look forward to welcoming new team members with the opening of SEOC, I’m excited to expand our services and capacity.”

Hayley Lord, head of HR, added: “Our people remain our biggest asset, and we have worked hard to build a strong, supportive culture. It’s heartening to see this reflected in our most recent staff survey. The conception of SEOC has brought with it many recruitment opportunities, and I have no doubt that we will welcome excellent new members of staff.”

Cara Charles-Barks, Chief Executive Officer at the RUH, comments: “We look forward to meeting those new staff members recruited to work at Sulis Elective Orthopaedic Centre, an important asset for our community as we work to reduce waiting times for elective orthopaedic surgery.”