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Trainee Trauma / Orthopaedic Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Trainee band 6/7 Advanced Nurse Practitioner

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to join the Trust's team of Advanced Clinical Practitioners within the trauma department at Wrexham Maelor Hospital

The successful candidate will be required to rapidly and continuously evaluate the patient's changing condition and responses to a range of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapeutic interventions and will modify plans of care for optimal patient outcome. They will also be a source of support and education across the trauma wards for junior staff.

If you are an established or newly qualified Advanced Practitioner/Advanced Nurse Practitioner with experience in Trauma/ orthopaedics, is self motivated, and possesses excellent communication and clinical skills then we welcome an application from you to join our team.

The post holder will initially be expected to work closely with the nursing, junior medical staff, as well as with other members of the multi-professional team.

Based at: Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for managing practice, using an advanced level of professional accountability, autonomy and judgement for highly complex decision-making across a broad range of situations/conditions encountered in Trauma patients. To work autonomously, using advanced knowledge and skills, underpinned by theory and experience, to holistically assess the identified patient caseload, using a range of methods across a broad range of, often complex, patient conditions. To plan and manage complete episodes of care, working in partnership with others, delegating and referring as appropriate, to optimise health outcomes and resource use, as well as providing direct support to patients and carers. Including complex discharge planning and End of life situations.

To propose and implement service and policy development and redesign, impacting beyond own area and other disciplines, informed by current best practice and evidence-base, in accordance with values-based care and UHD values To work in collaboration with the Trauma Assessment and Co-ordination Team (TACT) ensuring patients are fit for surgery, and compose theatre lists when required.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales. Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • oNMC registered first level nurse


  • oAssessing and mentoring qualification



  • oExcellent Management, leadership and organisational skills
  • oExcellent verbal and written communication skills


  • oAdministration of IV drugs



  • oManaging sickness and disciplinary issues


  • o Substantial post registration experience



  • oUnderstanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues


  • oUnderstanding of professional and current issues within the geriatric / orthopaedic speciality



  • oProfessional at all times


  • oPositive attitude to multi-professional working

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Ysbyty Wrexham Maelor - Trauma/Orthopaedic Dept

Croesnewydd Road


LL13 7TD

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