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Staff Nurse - Trauma Unit

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023
If you are looking for an exciting challenge, then why not join our Trauma Unit?

We have an exciting opportunity available at the Royal Cornwall Hospital for a Registered Nurse to join our committed team on the Trauma Unit. The Trauma Unit is a 54 bedded Trauma and Orthopaedic unit, which cares for patients that pre-operative and post-operative the Trauma Unit has a fantastic MDT approach and a wide variety of patients.

We are seeking applications from nurses who have the ability and determination to learn and to gain new skills and competencies and who are motivated to develop the highest standards of care and who are committed to continuous improvement.

Successful applicants will have excellent communication skills and have a good knowledge and understanding of clinical standards. You must be able to work on your own initiative and also be an excellent team player whilst being prepared to develop as an individual and support others to develop.

Full and part time posts are available.

Main duties of the job

To work as a skilled member of the nursing team.

To provide a high standard of compassionate patient centred care.

To lead and supervise the work of other qualified and unqualified staff within the team

To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.

To be able to take charge of the ward in the absence of senior nursing staff, as deemed appropriate by the Ward Sister / Charge Nurse or Clinical Matron.

About us

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide the highest standard of evidence based / research informed nursing care for all patients

To plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care

To supervise and support members of the ward team to ensure that all patients receive the appropriate care

To maintain a compassionate, caring and safe environment for all

To act as an advocate for the patients and their families and or carers, providing them with information and support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.

To plan effective discharge from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary.

To develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide research informed, evidence-based nursing care. This includes expanded role responsibilities, following appropriate competency-based training.To be competent and compliant in the administration of medicines in line with Trust policy

To use electronic patient systems i.e. PAS in accordance with Trust policy and procedure.

Please see the attached job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • Level 1 Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration / students pending registration
  • Commitment to obtain assessing / mentoring qualification


  • Evidence of professional portfolio
  • Basic computer skills



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Basic computer skills



  • Previous experience in an acute Trust within the last twelve months (this can include student placement)



  • Understanding of evidence based practice to enhance care


  • Experience/good understanding of Trauma Orthopaedics

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust



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