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Band 5 Burns Unit Staff Nurse.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 5 registered nurse to join the highly motivated and hardworking team on the Burns and Plastic surgery unit we are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and caring nurse who wants to develop their professional knowledge and ability. The post holder will work on the burns unit, this includes a 3 month development period in the burns unit outpatient dressing clinic, both areas manage patients who are emergency admissions as well as having elective surgery for both specialities.

We offer great opportunities to develop your nursing skills and abilities. You will have a supernumerary induction period and have time to visit areas within burns specialty. Personal and professional development is actively supported and there are numerous opportunities for staff development.

Main duties of the job

Our ward is very busy, with every day different. We have a high turnover of patients making the environment challenging yet very rewarding. The expectation is that you will deliver a high standard of service with patient safety and quality care as a priority.

Please familiarise yourself with the person specification and job description.

About us

A regional Burns and Plastic Surgery unit based at City Hospital campus, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust. An 18 bedded unit with an outpatient dressing clinic and is a designated unit level service within the Midland Burn operational Delivery Network.

We are part of the Cancer and Associated Specialities division (CAS).

Job description

Job responsibilities

We have a supportive, caring and skilled team of nurses dedicated to the delivery of exceptional patient care. Excellent communication skills, flexible working and a team approach are essential for this role. You should be educated to 1st level RN, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to prioritise workload and work well as a team member. As a caring and positive person you will be committed to delivering high quality care whilst adhering to the trust values and behaviours.

- Admitting patients from ED's, clinics and services from with the midlands burns network

- Pre and post operative care.

- Wound care- VAC therapy, large complex dressings, Nexobrid, caring for flaps and grafts, leech and maggot therapy.

- Planning and implementing discharges.

- Holistic approach to all patients.

- Supporting new starters and students.

- Managing patient with physical, psychological and emotional needs.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration


  • Degree or Diploma
  • Mentor Course
  • IV Drug Administration
  • Burns or Plastic Surgery Qualification



  • Supervision of no registered staff and students
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in acute setting


  • Evidence of mentor / preceptor experience
  • Evidence of recent development
  • Evidence of Wound experience



  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstatare IT skils
  • Recognition of own level of competence and limitataions and communicate these to appropriate staff


  • Demonstrate evidence of providing teaching session
  • Evidence of ability to work within a team
  • Evidence of Link Role

Planning and Organisation


  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver, prioritise and evaluate patient care
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations


  • Demonstrate an ability to supervise and support others

Skills and Attributes


  • Flexibility to cover all shift patterns and bases


  • Ability to demonstrate initiative

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust(City Hospital)

Hucknall Road



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