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Band 5 Registered Nurse

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated Registered Nurse with excellent communication skills to join our forward-thinking dynamic trauma orthopaedic team on Shaugh Ward. You must have a passion for delivering kind and compassionate care and be willing to learn and develop within your role. Recruiting capable and committed staff is essential to maintaining our high standards of quality, safety and patient experience.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for co-ordinating and delivering effective quality nursing care following a patient centred model of practice and ensuring area of work runs smoothly and efficiently.

To provide clinical expertise and work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Supervision and direction of junior nursing staff, healthcare assistants and learners.

About us

Shaugh is a 32 bedded Trauma Orthopaedic Unit which providing care for adult patients from across the Peninsula for treatment following often traumatic and life changing events.

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is the largest teaching hospital trust in the Southwest. We employ almost 10,000 staff that work in 350 different roles, plus hundreds of volunteers. We are not perfect, but we really do live by our values and caring for our colleagues helps ensure, in turn, that they are able to deliver the best possible care to our patients.

We offer great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment, and we offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

We are very proud to be the first hospital trust in the Southwest to be rated Outstanding for Caring by the CQC and this could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of all our teams.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Relocation package may be available.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating of individual patients needs based on evidence. This includes all aspects of care from admission to discharge.

Reporting and documenting all relevant nursing/patient needs, communicating changes with other health care professionals in the multi-disciplinary team with ongoing responsibility for patient care as they occur.

Promoting and delivering health education within the clinical area and advise patient, family, and others in health promotion issues.

Engage; interact with carers/family encouraging them to be actively involved in patients care, planning as outlined in the ward/unit philosophy.

Demonstrating and undertaking evidence-based practice playing an active part in the introduction of this evidence to improve patient centred care

Supervising, assessing, mentoring and supporting junior Registered Nurses and Health Care Professionals including bank and agency staff in the clinical setting.

Increasing the level of knowledge and skills within the Ward/Directorate through sharing best practice and supporting others to develop their professional abilities.

Implementing and sharing good infection control practice.

Undertaking manual handling assessments and ensuring identified actions are met.

Day to day direct supervision of team of patients and staff.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Clinical skills relevant to area of practice


  • Minimum of two years post registration demonstrable experience in a relevant clinical area
  • Evidence of recent Continuing Professional development
  • Proven knowledge of patient administration system



  • NMC Registered Nurse - Nursing Degree NMC PIN


  • Relevant Degree
  • Computer literate (ECDL)
  • Relevant leadership course
  • Mentorship Course
  • Relevant post registration clinical course or equivalent demonstrable experience

Aptitude & Abilities


  • oGood communication skills, written and verbal, with ability to demonstrate fluency, clarity and effectiveness at all levels
  • oNumerate
  • oEffective influencing skills: in general and with senior health care professionals
  • oTeaching and mentoring skills
  • oAbility to prioritise workload, instruct and direct others
  • oOrganisational skills and able to work as a team leader
  • oAdvocacy skills


  • oDemonstrate potential management abilities
  • oAbility to facilitate change within the work area

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