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Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our orthopaedic CNP team initially as a band 6 development post progressing into a band 7 role after completion of required competencies.

The team you would be joining provide crucial, specialised care and management to patients in all areas of orthopaedics including trauma coordinator, orthogeriatric and arthroplasty work. This team and areas covered has grown over the years and continues to develop, providing high quality care.

If you are interested in joining this team, please get in contact.

Main duties of the job

The post holder undertakes a key co-ordination role within the specialty, to ensure cohesion within the multidisciplinary team and efficient patient management working with and between ward nursing staff and members of the medical team

Delivers planned clinical work within the specialty and provides assessment of both elective and trauma patients, provides the coordination of trauma activity as well as offering cross cover in other specialty teams within orthopaedics.

Recruit to orthopaedic research trials and provide data entry for the national hip fracture database and other data entry as required by the service

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification



  • RGN Registration
  • Teaching or mentorship qualification
  • Independent and supplementary prescribing or willing to work towards



  • Up to date knowledge of current evidence based practice in relevant area/ discipline
  • Extensive knowledge of Orthopaedic disorders and their treatments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of professional, political and patient issues


  • Good understanding of research methods



  • Experience at Band 5 level
  • Recent experience working with orthopaedic patients in a clinical setting, ward based and day care.


  • Current or recent experience as a Clinical Nurse Practitioner

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital



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