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Trauma, Orthopaedics & Plastics Staff Nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust
£30,786 to £37,841 per annum inc
Closing date
3 Jan 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking a for dynamic and motivated Band 5 Nurses to join our Trauma, Orthopaedics and Plastics departments at the Royal London Hospital.We are looking for Staff Nurses who are enthusiastic, committed, passionate, and motivated to join the established team of nurses who have an interest in looking after trauma orthopaedics and plastic patients. You will be well supported and trained in this speciality. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding job, we would be excited to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The aim of this post is to provide direct patient care and enhance the well being of patients by developing specific clinical competencies and enhancing knowledge through a lifelong learning approach.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Communication: Communication is a fundamental process to ensure continuity and high standards ofcare. It includes sharing ideas, information and feedback in order to empowerpatients and members of the interdisciplinary team. Skilled in communicating with a range of people on a daily basis, some of who mayhave communication barriers. To be responsible for disseminating Trust policies and information as required. Provides feedback to other workers on their communication at appropriate times A key responsibility will be to utilise a variety of strategies to communicate effectivelywith patients and those involved in their care The post holder must also communicate with other staff within the Trust, with externalorganisations and with the general public. Keeps accurate and complete records of activities and communications consistentwith legislation, policies and procedures2. Personal and People Development: Participates in team meetings so fair and equal opportunities are given to shareknowledge and ideas with colleagues. Engage in the Preceptorship programme either as a Preceptor or a Preceptee. Develops an awareness of clinical supervision/action learning Improve clinical practice through reflection with self or others. With the support of sister/charge nurse through the Trusts appraisal process anddevelopment of personal development plan identifies their educational andprofessional needs. Influence the development of knowledge, ideas and work practice. The post holder is expected to develop their IT skills by completing the EuropeanComputer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification3. Health, Safety and Security: The post holder is required to familiarise him/her with and comply with the Trustspolicies and procedures The post holder must at all times respect patient confidentiality and in particular theconfidentiality of electronically stored personal data in line with the requirements ofthe Data Protection Act (1998) The post holder must be aware of individual responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act and identify and report as necessary any untoward accident,incident or potentially hazardous environment When moving people and goods, the post holder must complete the relevant trainingas appropriate to the action, e.g. use of hoists Take appropriate action to manage an emergency summoning assistanceimmediately when this is necessary. Works in ways that minimise risks to health safety and security4. Service Improvement: Participate in the development of the ward/department Philosophy of Nursing and theShared Governance structure of the Trust. The post holder will convey this withintheir area of practice Develop skills in accordance with the expanded role relevant to the post holdersclinical area (Ward areas to develop specific examples related to speciality) Develops knowledge, understanding and application of their personal leadershipskills Co-ordinates the activities of the clinical area when required5. Quality: The post holder must at all times work in accordance with the NMC Code ofProfessional Conduct (2002) Participates in research, audit and quality initiatives, e.g. Essence of Care Demonstrates knowledge and skills related to evidence based practice Uses and maintains resources efficiently and effectively and encourages others to doso Monitors the quality of work on own area and alerts others to quality issues6. Equality and Diversity: The post holder must at all times carry out duties and responsibilities with regard tothe Trusts Equal Opportunity policy Identifies and takes action when own or others behaviour undermines equality anddiversity Take account of own behaviour and its effect on others7. Assessment and Care planning to meet health and wellbeing needs: Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care and makes changes asnecessary Identifies deteriorating patients and takes appropriate action. Ensures documentation is accurate and up to date Demonstrates an enquiring approach to patient care8. Provision of care to meet health and wellbeing: Safely administers prescribed medication and monitors effects Educates patients, relatives and staff as necessary Ensures patients views are taken into account in the decision making process Participates in collaborative decision making within the nursing team Participates in meeting the health education and promotes the needs of patients andcarers9. Information collection and analysis: Demonstrates an understanding of research and development and how thisinfluences nursing practice Input patient data in the correct form and manner whether this be primary orsecondary information onto the supporting computer system Analyse and report information provided through appropriate clinical equipment andact upon this gathered information (e.g. blood pressure monitoring) Maintain the integrity of information using agreed methods and procedures Reports the data/ information clearly in the required format and at the time agreed

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse or final year placement
  • IV accreditation



  • Previous ward experience, or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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