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Trauma Co-ordinator Lead Nurse

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
5 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a motivated, forward thinking experienced Trauma Co-ordinator, looking for a new challenge in development of Trauma and Orthopaedic provision at WWL?

This is an exciting opportunity to join, lead and influence our Trauma and Orthopaedic team as a Trauma Co-ordinator Lead Nurse.

The post is for 37.5 hours per week on a permanent basis. Shifts will be allocated over a 7 day period.

If you wish to be considered for the position available please click apply now to complete an application form.

Throughout the application form, and particularly in the supporting information, please ensure you clearlydemonstrate how you meet each of the criteria on the person specification.

An Enhanced DBS with Adults' List check will be obtained during pre-employment checks.

It is important that you detail in your supporting statement how you meet the essential/desirable requirements given on the person specification.

The role will require you to work across all areas in the Trust which includes those that are designated as positive, asymptomatic and negative COVID wards.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as a role model to all team members in the delivery of a high standard of evidenced based nursing care whilst liaising, co-ordinating a streamline service to ensure patients receive an optimal patient journey

They will utilise effective management and leadership skills in the operational management of Trauma and Orthopaedic provision at WWL.

They will be responsible for the management of all staff in the area from the selection and recruitment of staff to managing their personal and professional development.

They will act as a role model and mentor to staff and students in establishing a positive learning environment where staff can develop to their full potential.

To work in conjunction with the Divisional Senior Management, Operational Teams and Matron in achieving operational, clinical, professional, divisional and organisation objectives.

The post holder will be responsible for leadership, maintaining and improving all aspects of clinical governance, evidence based practice and quality assurance

About us

Choose Well - Choose WWL

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.


Please note that senior positions (AFC band 8A or above) may be expected to participate in an on-call rota, if the role is predominantly operational.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

Planning and Organisational DutiesThe post holder will participate in, and influence, care delivery by:

To lead the team in providing evidence based nursing care ensuring that care is assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated utilising a patient centred approach to care.

To be responsible for reviewing and updating nursing care plans and documentation.To co-ordinate nursing activity in the ward environment and ensuring the smooth operational running of the ward.To be responsible for ensuring that there are adequate staffing levels and appropriate skill mix to meet the needs of the ward.To ensure patient care is of a high standard.To facilitate regular meetings with staff in order to encourage the exchange and implementation of new ideas.To be responsible for recognising and responding appropriately to situations which require immediate action.To deputise for the matron and participate in senior nurse rota.To ensure performance standards are met in accordance with agreed objectives.To manage effectively the use of allocated resources/funding.To lead the ward team in the management of ward environment in order to meet Trust objectives for Risk Management and Health & Safety.To manage own workload autonomously.To ensure that effective communication has been established with all disciplines, patients and relatives. Communicate very sensitive and distressing information to patients and their families. Ability to assess and advise patients in crisis situations and ensure that their needs are met by the whole team.To enable and support colleagues in developing effective communication skills particularly in difficult situations.To act as a resource of professional knowledge for the multi-disciplinary team, patients and relatives through application of theory in practice.To participate in management of complaints and patient concerns at ward level referring to relevant departments when appropriate.To lead patient and public involvement in the ward area leading to service improvement.To promote high standards of record keeping in accordance with professional, legal and organisational guidance, ensuring nurses understand their relevance and the nature of confidentiality.

Responsibility for FinanceTo be responsible for managing the ward budget including early identification of potential budgetary pressure.To ensure that there are adequate provisions of equipment and stores.To authorise/Accountable signatory for ward budget.

Responsibility for Human ResourcesTo adhere to Trust policies and maintenance of the professional Code of Conduct.To be responsible for management of staff within the ward. To be actively involved in selection, recruitment and retention of staffTo ensure that staff receive an annual appraisal/IPR and a personal development plan.To ennsure that all staff have continual effective registration with NMC and are aware of NMC Code of Professional conduct.

Responsibility for Health & SafetyCompliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 the post holder is required to fulfil a proactive role towards the management of risk in all of their actions. This entails the risk assessment of all situations, the taking of appropriate actions and reporting of all incidents, near misses and hazards, and a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

Responsibility for TeachingThe post holder will promote life-long learning through the use of appropriate coaching, teaching and assessment in practice by:Lead in the orientation, development and identification of training needs of all members of ward team.Take personal responsibility for own professional updating by maintaining knowledge and skills in accordance with professional and education requirements.Facilitate a supportive learning environment which enables all members of a team to develop.Promotes the nursing and midwifery strategy and encourages staff to be involved in achievement of standards.

Responsibility for ResearchParticipate in multidisciplinary audit.

Participate in development and application of evidence based practice within care delivery,

Person Specification



  • First level registered nurse.
  • Relevant post qualification certificate or portfolio of evidence
  • Leadership qualification or portfolio of evidence
  • Evidence of management training
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Degree in health related subject
  • Leadership certificate or equivalent
  • Management certificate or equivalent.
  • Teaching/Mentorship course.



  • Able to work flexibly and adapt to an ever-changing clinical environment over a 7-day period
  • Speaks English to an appropriate standard relevant to their role, i.e. with confidence and accuracy, using correct sentence structures and vocabulary, and without hesitation



  • To be able to demonstrate extensive experience at a band 7 role.
  • Experience of working in two different clinical areas.
  • Significant current experience in Trauma and patient flow


  • Previous experience of managing a ward / department.
  • Experience of managing a budget
  • Experience of conducting appraisals



  • Specialist clinical skills within the appropriate field.
  • Ability to manage a multidisciplinary team.
  • Proven teaching ability.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and that of others.
  • Ability to work as a role model or mentor
  • Able to create a positive learning environment.
  • Ability to motivate and lead a team
  • Ability to discuss/demonstrate
  • Ability to use resources effectively


  • Change management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Albert Edward Infirmary

Wigan Lane



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