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Staff nurse

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum including HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, patient-focused and conscientious nurse to join the Duke of Gloucester team we are looking for a nurse who has excellent care values, deliver high quality patient centred care and provides gold standard documentation. Previous orthopaedic experience would be advantageous however newly qualified nurses will be fully supported throughout our excellent induction and preceptorship programme.

Main duties of the job

As an individual you must be flexible, have excellent communication skills and capable of working well with members of the multi-disciplinary team. The successful candidate must be motivated to develop to their full potential. As an individual and as part of a team you will have the opportunity to contribute to new developments within the service, therefore the ability to implement and adapt to change is essential.

About us

The RNOH is a national centre of excellence with an international reputation for diagnosis, assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. This ranges from the most acute spinal cord injury, bone tumour and complex joint reconstruction to orthopaedic and specialist rehabilitation. It offers an integrated range of clinical, teaching and research services unique within the UK and in partnership with University College London.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description ad Person Specification for more information on the role requirements and duties.

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Sanila Gurung Ward Manager, Phone number: 02089095485


Person Specification



  • RN1, RN2, RN8, RN12, RN15 registered on the NMC register


  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Nursing Diploma
  • Nursing Degree
  • Relevant post registration course



  • Working within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Current evidence based practice
  • Sound knowledge of the particular patient group
  • Relevant experience in this or an associated speciality
  • Experience in the Admissions Process


  • 6 months to 1 year general nursing experience
  • Experience as a student nurse within orthopaedic setting
  • Supervision of junior staff and students
  • Working with PAS
  • Managing change



  • Experience managing a large and variable workload
  • Able to work under pressure



  • Competent in basic life support
  • Able to supervise and teach junior staff and students
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Able to manage difficult situations
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Sound clinical skills
  • Able to learn new skills
  • Able to maintain clear and legible documentation
  • Able to care for a group of at least 6 patients
  • Effective communication skills (written, non-verbal & verbal)


  • IT skills
  • IV practice
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Confidence in teaching Ability to supervise, train and teach junior staff and students
  • Ability to prioritise own and others workload and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage clinical area in absence of more senior staff
  • Time management and effective delegation skills
  • Leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust


Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital



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