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Staff Nurse

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development of programmes of care and the implementation and evaluation of those programmes.

Carry out all relevant forms of care without direct supervision. Teach and supervise qualified and unqualified staff as well as patients and their families or carers.

Maintain high standards of care within the department. After 2 years post registration experience the post holder should be able to regularly take charge of the clinical area in the absence of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse or Ward Manager.

Main duties of the job

Practise according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

Assess care needs for patients, planning, implementing and evaluating care for individual patients.

Ensure nursing care is delivered using an individualised approach.

Ensure that all patients receive a high standard of nursing care.

Participate in the admission and discharge planning process in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team.

Act as a named nurse for patients.

Ensure that all patient documentation is accurate and comprehensive.

Maintain good communication with all health care staff and ensure prescribed treatment is carried out.

Ensure the safe custody and safe administration of medicines and report any discrepancies.

Complete the Trust's IV Drug Administration Workbook, and be able to competently administer intravenous medications.

About us

The London Irish Ward is situated in Stanmore Building on Level 2 and has a total of 32 beds.

The Ward have single sexed Bays and look after patients who are in hospital for short and long stay. The patients are undergoing a wide range of surgical and diagnostic procedures.

The majority of these are Orthopaedic in nature and the Nursing Team get a wide range of experience, for example -Spinal, shoulder, hip, knee, foot and ankle and peripheral nerve surgery. On the ward the nursing team work within a team nursing model, helping to create great team work, communication and shared workload.

As an individual and as part of a team you will have the opportunity to learn and contribute to new developments within the service through research.

As a dedicated nurse who puts patients first, and takes pride in providing high quality care, we have secured a fantastic opportunity to work one day per week with our research team.

This will facilitate further opportunities and involvement to gain knowledge in all aspects of research for improved patients' outcomes.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You must have excellent communication skills, be highly motivated enjoy interacting with people and being part of a busy fast paced London Irish Ward.

You will be a registered nurse Newly Qualified willing to learn new skills or Experienced with an extensive knowledge of caring for Orthopaedic patients.

You will be working closely with and be well supported by experienced Ward Manager/Junior Sisters/Charge Nurse, friendly Clinical Nurse Specialists, and world class Orthopaedic surgeons.

This post is an ideal opportunity to develop Orthopaedic knowledge and clinical skills. 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 to adapt to change is essential.

Person Specification



  • RN1 adults
  • Registered on the NMC register


  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Nursing Diploma
  • Nursing Degree
  • 2 YEARS POST REGISTRATION THE POST HOLDER SHOULD DEMONSTRATE: Relevant post registration course, Management qualification ALS



  • Working within multi-disciplinary teams Current evidence based practice
  • 2 YEARS POST REGISTRATION THE POST HOLDER SHOULD DEMONSTRATE: Sound knowledge of the particular patient group Relevant experience in this or an associated speciality


  • 6 months to 1 year general nursing experience
  • Experience as a student nurse within orthopaedic setting
  • 2 YEARS POST REGISTRATION THE POST HOLDER SHOULD DEMONSTRATE: 2 years post registration experience, Supervision of junior staff and students, Working with PAS Managing change



  • 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)
  • 2 YEARS POST REGISTRATION THE POST HOLDER SHOULD DEMONSTRATE: 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, IT skills (to be tested during probationary period)


  • IT skills
  • IV practice

Employer details

Employer name

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust


Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital



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