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Registered Nurse - Major Trauma

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
There is an exciting opportunity for a Qualified Nurse with proven post-registration experience in a trauma environment to work in the new Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital at Salford Royal.

There will be two major trauma wards opening, with fantastic opportunities to learn and develop in a brand-new state of the art building. Our vision is to deliver care of the highest quality whilst shaping and developing our highly motivated workforce.

We are keen to employ experienced nurses within our expanding Neurosciences Centre who have a background in trauma. We are looking for a highly motivated nurse with shared values to join our team. This is a unique exciting opportunity to join a team with vision, drive, and ambition.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work in our enhanced care unit which will be situated within the footprint of the Trauma Ward, nursing complex trauma patients. Education and development will be available to all successful candidates with opportunity to progress.

*Unfortunately we are not able to consider applications from newly qualified nurses for this vacancy as previous experience working in the field of Neurosciences or a Trauma environment is essential. As stated in the shortlisting criteria, evidence of post-registration experience working with trauma patients is essential.*

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the assessment of patient care needs and development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, both for a specific group of patients as the named care provider and in supporting the care of all patients.

As a nurse you will assist in the management and organisation of work as required, ensuring effective communication is maintained at all times, providing support for junior staff. You will play a key role in the supervision and assessment of all learners and unregistered staff, providing a teaching role and acting as a named supervisor.

Using your proven clinical experience and skills you will be responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of programmes of care, both for a specific group of patients as the named care provider and in supporting the care of all patients on the ward / unit.

You will assist in the management and organisation of work, as required, ensuring effective communication is maintained at all times and will provide support for junior staff on the ward.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months. Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

Person Specification

Evidence of practice/interest


  • Trauma Experience


  • Level 1 trauma competences

evidence of understanding from application


  • NMC Registration
  • Evidence of post-registration experience working with trauma patients

Detail of answer


  • Evidence of understanding and knowledge
  • Understanding of safety
  • Understanding of trust values and beliefs


  • Trauma competencies

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Royal Hospital

Stott Lane



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