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Trauma & Orthopaedic Nurse Co-ordinator

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Orthopaedic Trauma Nurse Coordinator

Band 7 full time

37.5 Hours per week

Following a new appointed Trainee ANP within our team, a vacancy has arisen for an Orthopaedic Trauma Coordinator to join our team. You will have a passion for improving quality and safety and must be able to work independently as Trauma and Orthopaedics is a fast paced, busy, acute inpatient specialty within the Aintree site.

This is an exciting opportunity for prospective candidates to undertake this progressive role and be part of the wider Orthopaedic Trauma Team as the service continues to evolve with a commitment and aim to get it right for every patient every time.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Orthopaedic Trauma Nurse Coordinator is pivotal to the daily clinical delivery of the Orthopaedic trauma service supporting and facilitating the management of the patient pathway from acute presentation through to discharge or transfer to the acute Orthopaedic trauma ward or rehabilitation setting.

The successful applicant will join our existing coordinators in order to consolidate and enhance the current level of seven day service provision and to continue to develop and establish further the integrated Orthopaedic trauma pathway. Within this pathway there is a strong focus on ensuring patients get the clinical and other intervention they require to progress their care that is timely and based on individual need in order to maximize the outcome for the patient and their family

The team is seeking a strong and confident trauma coordinator, with previous experience of working at a supervisory level and in providing acute care for patients who have experienced Orthopaedic trauma, the post holder will possess the knowledge and aptitude to build on these skills to inform and widen practice including the support, education and development of others.

In addition to being a strong team player it is expected that the trauma coordinator will also work autonomously, with the ability to provide direction and leadership to nursing, medical and other multi-professional colleagues.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will work across the hospital to co-ordinate the care pathway of all patients who require on-going inpatient care following a traumatic injury. This will include co-ordinating the patients care while in the acute setting and assisting in facilitating the transfer to appropriate interim facilities liaising as required across other wards and sites.

The coordinator will act as a reliable and constant member of the Trauma & Orthopaedic team and will be expected to contribute to data collection and maintaining patient theatre lists. They will also contribute to the Trauma Follow up clinic and work in close liaison with A& E and other orthopaedic wards.

The coordinator will fulfil the role of a keyworker and will be invaluable in liaising with relatives and be a point of contact for patients who have been discharged. There is also the opportunity for practice development and education roles. Close liaison with therapy services and clinical nurse specialists will form part of this. The successful candidate will have initiative and drive and be able to function independently. They will have experience of working autonomously and within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as a track record of implementing improvements to patient care through skilful clinical practice. You will be expected to participate in ongoing Trauma audits.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Post registration qualification relevant area or equivalent


  • Masters degree



  • Demonstrable experience in Orthopaedics
  • Senior Ward Management experience



  • Knowledge of benchmarking and audit
  • Awareness of clinical governance



  • Ability to interpret basic x-rays
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Aintree Hospital


L9 7AL

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