Registered Staff Nurse - Surgery (orthopaedic/fracture clinic)

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year pa
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 RN in the Orthopaedic Outpatient Department at Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill site. We are looking for a registered nurse in fracture clinic that has excellent communication skills to ensure that patients are supported as much as possible. The successful candidate will gain a wide-ranging exposure from simple to complex trauma and orthopaedic conditions in all age groups.

As an outpatient registered nurse, you are required to have excellent communication and negotiation skills as you will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team and must be flexible to meet service demands.

Main duties of the job

Manage a group of patients within the specialty whilst working as part of the multidisciplinary team, delivering individualised and personalised direct patient care

Act as an advocate for patients within the department, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.

Ensuring the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Kings College Hospital NHS Trust Foundation together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations are adhered to at all times.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of �1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Delivering high quality, evidence-based and patient focused clinical care through:
  • Conducting patient assessments and develop individualized care plans for patients with Orthopaedic conditions
  • Providing patient education on Orthopaedic conditions, treatments, medications, and rehabilitation exercises
  • Performing wound care for patients who have undergone Orthopaedic surgery, including dressing changes and wound assessment
  • Administering medications as prescribed by the physicians and monitor patients for any adverse reactions or side effects
  • Applying and removing casts, splints, and providing educate patients on the care and maintenance of Orthopaedic devices
  • Ordering XRays (training will be provided), to assist with diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Monitoring patients for any signs of complications or adverse events and take necessary steps to prevent harm
  • Delivering a high standard of evidence-based care to patients.
  • Ensuring good standards of care for the patient are maintained at all times.
  • Adhering to NMC Code of Professional conduct at all times.
  • Involving and supporting patients, relatives, carers and friends in the care process.
  • Promoting well-being and involving patients and relatives in health education.
  • Ensuring clear and accurate written and verbal information is given at all times.
  • Seeking advice from more senior/experienced members of staff where appropriate.

Working effectively as part of the immediate team and wider multi-disciplinary team (MDT) through:
  • Liaising effectively with all members of the MDT to ensure patients needs are met.
  • Exercising leadership and taking the initiative where appropriate.
  • Providing support and advice to Clinic staff (especially junior staff) on clinical and administrative issues.
  • Liaising with bed manager to ensure effective admission of patients
  • Collaborating with other healthcare professionals, such as physicians, therapists, and occupational therapists, to provide comprehensive patient care
  • Keeping the clinic manager informed of significant changes and/or anticipated problems.

Upholding a duty of care and clinical governance through:
  • Observing a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of yourself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital.
  • Ensuring the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Kings College Hospital NHS Trust Foundation together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations are adhered to at all times.
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality, dignity and privacy at all times.
  • Adhering to the Trusts policy on valuing equality and diversity and showing due regard for each patients cultural and religious beliefs, gender, ethnicity, age and sexuality.
  • Strictly adhering to the National Code of Practice on Infection Control.

Maintaining own and others knowledge of clinical excellence through:
  • Taking responsibility for your own personal development and keeping up to date with nursing and medical knowledge.
  • Being aware of current research and the implications for the clinic speciality

  • The post holder has a general duty of care for their own health, safety and well-being and that of work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.
  • To observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations.
  • To observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff, in accordance with local policy and Information Governance guidance and regulations.
  • To be responsible, with management support, for their own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.
  • All employees must hold an '' email account which will be the Trust's formal route for email communication. You are therefore required to check this regularly and to deal with such communication promptly.

Infection Control Statement:
  • The post holder has an important responsibility for and contribution to make to infection control and must be familiar with the infection control and hygiene requirements of this role.
  • These requirements are set out in the National Code of Practice on Infection Control and in local policies and procedures which will be made clear during your induction and subsequent refresher training. These standards must be strictly complied with at all times.

Person Specification



  • Active UK NMC PIN
  • Relevant experience

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