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Senior Staff Nurse (Orthopaedic Trauma Unit) - INTERNAL

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro-rata per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse (Orthopaedic Trauma Unit)

**This is a secondment opportunity for 12 months to cover maternity leave.**

Are you an outstanding registered nurse who enjoys working in a diverse, exciting & rewarding clinical area? Do you like that no two days are ever the same? Do you have a passion for trauma, spinal injury, head injury and poly trauma patients? Do you have strong leadership and management skills? If yes then the Trauma Unit is the place for you.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Staff Nurse to join our friendly, professional, successful and outstanding team.

We offer great opportunities for further development in your career. We hold weekly ward teaching sessions alongside consultant led teaching. We have an active advanced trauma nurse team who hold regular teaching on traction and spinal injuries, bi-yearly trauma specific SDs as well as a Trauma Immediate Life Support course.

We also offer further development by offering level 6 & 7 courses linked to the local universities alongside trust leadership courses.

We also have opportunities for link roles if you have a passion in a certain area of nursing and can offer training in that area to improve your role.

Main duties of the job

The trauma team works closely with the dedicated fractured neck of femur unit, collaborating across specialties including ortho-geriatricians, medical and surgical teams.

We ensure that all of our staff are supported in the working environment by always having a band 6 SSN on duty during the day, and during some night shifts.

We have a supervisory band 7 Sister and an active practice education team who can work alongside staff as required.

We offer a two week supernumerary induction program on the ward to help new staff settle into our team.

About us

Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values: Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as a skilled practitioner and be responsible for the delivery of patient-focused programmes of care, which address the complex and changing health and well-being needs of the client group in your clinical area.

To ensure the smooth running of the ward / department in the absence of the Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse, and provide clinical and managerial leadership to nursing and support staff.

Please refer to the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further details.

Person Specification



  • Appropriate/relevant post-reg experience


  • Leadership experience as a Band 6

Trauma & Orthopaedic knowledge


  • Have Trauma Orthopaedic experience


  • Orthopaedic Course

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.

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

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road



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