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Adult Staff Nurse - Trauma and Orthopaedics

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa / pa pro rata
Closing date
7 Dec 2023
Do you have an interest in developing a career in Trauma & Orthopaedic nursing?

Do you want to join a friendly multi-disciplinary team with a passion for delivering high standards of patient care?

A602 is an 18 bedded orthopaedic elective ward at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. This ward receives a variety of emergency orthopaedic trauma, bone infections and limb reconstruction work.

You will be joining a friendly and experienced nursing team.

We empower our nurses to deliver high quality, safe & expert care achieved through excellent ward-based teaching & aim to recognise staff potential & nurture individual needs.

Main duties of the job

In partnership with other professionals and disciplines, develop measurable patient care plans/goals. The process should include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care from admission to timely transfer or discharge.

Take charge of the clinical needs of a group of defined patients on the ward /department prioritising workload according to changing clinical need over a 24 hour period

Caring for patients pre and post op - Getting them ready for surgery, limb observations, wound care

Work towards regularly taking charge of the ward/department on occasion prioritising workload according to changing clinical need over a 24 hour period

Delegate tasks and activities to a range of team members in relation to patient care (for example when taking charge or as link nurse)

Ensure nursing documentation is maintained, accurate and timely in line with the Trust standard

To demonstrate awareness and compliance with Trust policies, procedures, guidelines and to work towards promoting this to others

Promote and maintain a safe environment for patients

Administer medicines in accordance with Trust policy

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Development opportunities:

PEF (Practice Education Facilitator) is available to support & enhance your clinical nursing skills

Twice weekly ward-based teaching sessions delivered to improve knowledge & skills to ensure nurses feel confident and competent to deliver expert safe patient quality care

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Please note this vacancy is not suitable for Overseas Registered Nurses who are required to undertake the OSCE exam

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RGN.1st Level or relevant children's qualification
  • Current NMC registration


  • Training Qualification or equivalent experience
  • Relevant post registration course

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of caring for sick patients in a variety of settings - this could be as a student


  • Previous experience of speciality
  • Experience of taking charge

Skills and Abilities


  • Good basic level of English language demonstrated through effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems and use initiative
  • Ability to develop own clinical skills and a willingness to participate in continuing professional development
  • Competency in medication administration including IV drug administration or willingness to undergo training
  • Ability to take the lead, initiate and ensure appropriate action in response to the deteriorating patient
  • Willingness to develop teaching skills
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Able to manage difficult situations
  • Flexible working practices for 24 hour service



  • Calm
  • Supportive
  • Self - Motivated
  • Professional
  • A Team Player
  • Recognition of own limits

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin Street



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