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Trauma Co-Ordinator

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are the trauma coordinator team based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and we have a rare substantive full time post opening. Our main priority is to find a nurse with the right values, behaviours and attitudes which match our own. We are seeking to recruit individuals with a positive outlook and who continually aspire to promote quality and excellence in their work.

The position would ideally suit someone with a good orthopaedic nursing background who would like an opportunity to increase their clinical knowledge base and work at a senior level within the speciality - we are happy to work with you to develop your skills and help you succeed.

Main duties of the job

Above all we want someone that shares our patient first values. These are:
  • Compassion
  • Teamwork
  • Respect
  • Professionalism
  • Inclusion
  • Communication

If you do share our values and want to be part of our great team, then we want you!

Our priorities are to establish and maintain effective communication with patients, carers and families to ensure they are given consistent advice and guidance on their complex orthopaedic treatment pathways. We work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team and provide leadership when required to coordinate and progress the clinically agreed treatment pathways for each patient. You will also be expected to promote and lead on the Trusts' harm free care agenda, working within the speciality at all levels to provide supervision and guidance.

About us

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

A t UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of theUK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives:We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put ourPatient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourwellbeing programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves

Build a career with us:As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The trauma coordinator will work as part of the trauma co-ordinator team as directed by the Head of Nursing. The focus of the role is to coordinate and plan the flows of trauma patients through the service.
  • The trauma coordinator will support and empower all health care workers and patients by managing the trauma flows and providing education, advice and clinical expertise.
  • The trauma coordinator will forge excellent working relationships with A& E, Fracture Clinic, all orthopaedics wards at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital, The Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre, all Theatre departments where orthopaedic surgery is undertaken.
  • The post holder will actively improve and enhance interdepartmental communication to ensure patients are treated in a timely manner according to their agreed clinical priority.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • NMC registration
  • Mentorship module
  • Acute orthopaedic nursing experience


  • Undertaken an accredited orthopaedic nursing module.
  • Graduate Nursing qualification e.g. degree level course undertaken.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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