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Band 5 Burns Unit Staff Nurse.

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

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 5 registered nurse to join the highly motivated and hardworking team on the Burns and Plastic surgery unit we are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and caring nurse who wants to develop their professional knowledge and ability. The post holder will work on the burns unit, this includes a 3 month development period in the burns unit outpatient dressing clinic, both areas manage patients who are emergency admissions as well as having elective surgery for both specialities.

We offer great opportunities to develop your nursing skills and abilities. You will have a supernumerary induction period and have time to visit areas within burns specialty. Personal and professional development is actively supported and there are numerous opportunities for staff development.

Main duties of the job

Our ward is very busy, with every day different. We have a high turnover of patients making the environment challenging yet very rewarding. The expectation is that you will deliver a high standard of service with patient safety and quality care as a priority.

Please familiarise yourself with the person specification and job description.

About us

A regional Burns and Plastic Surgery unit based at City Hospital campus, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust. An 18 bedded unit with an outpatient dressing clinic and is a designated unit level service within the Midland Burn operational Delivery Network.

We are part of the Cancer and Associated Specialities division (CAS).

Job description

Job responsibilities

We have a supportive, caring and skilled team of nurses dedicated to the delivery of exceptional patient care. Excellent communication skills, flexible working and a team approach are essential for this role. You should be educated to 1st level RN, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to prioritise workload and work well as a team member. As a caring and positive person you will be committed to delivering high quality care whilst adhering to the trust values and behaviours.

- Admitting patients from ED's, clinics and services from with the midlands burns network

- Pre and post operative care.

- Wound care- VAC therapy, large complex dressings, Nexobrid, caring for flaps and grafts, leech and maggot therapy.

- Planning and implementing discharges.

- Holistic approach to all patients.

- Supporting new starters and students.

- Managing patient with physical, psychological and emotional needs.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration


  • Degree or Diploma
  • Mentor Course
  • IV Drug Administration
  • Burns or Plastic Surgery Qualification



  • Supervision of no registered staff and students
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in acute setting


  • Evidence of mentor / preceptor experience
  • Evidence of recent development
  • Evidence of Wound experience



  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstatare IT skils
  • Recognition of own level of competence and limitataions and communicate these to appropriate staff


  • Demonstrate evidence of providing teaching session
  • Evidence of ability to work within a team
  • Evidence of Link Role

Planning and Organisation


  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver, prioritise and evaluate patient care
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations


  • Demonstrate an ability to supervise and support others

Skills and Attributes


  • Flexibility to cover all shift patterns and bases


  • Ability to demonstrate initiative

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust(City Hospital)

Hucknall Road



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