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Trauma Co-ordinator / Sister / Charge Nurse - Orthopaedics Ward 6

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024
We are looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to join the senior team on Orthopaedic Day Surgery at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. This post will support the Lead Trauma Co-ordinator, contributing towards the Trauma Co-ordinator rota. it will also involve providing sisters cover within our day unit.

We are a busy Orthopaedic department, with an elective and emergency case mix and are part of the surgical Care Group.

The role will be fast paced ward, striving for excellent care for our patients. We actively embrace Quality improvement and innovation, whilst ensuring the environment is conductive and ripe for supporting nurses educationally and managerially.

The successful candidate will be based on a Day case surgical unit, which looks after Trauma and orthopaedic patients prior to day case surgery and post operative patients.

The unit consists of 11 beds and a team of varied skilled professional workers who work as part of a friendly team and work together to ensure patient care is a priority.

Main duties of the job

Co-ordinating the activities of the ward/departmental team to ensure the highest standard of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised holistic patient care in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, to the standards set out in Essence of Care.

Encouraging an environment of empowerment through coaching, teaching and facilitating.

We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a flexible approach who is forward thinking, committed and keen to drive forward high standards of nursing care, invest in the development of the team, improving the patient experience and be able to facilitate care that is safe and delivered with care and compassion. This post will support the Orthopaedic Pathway and you will report and deputise to the Lead Trauma Co-ordinator.

About us

Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS FT is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 420,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, and the surrounding areas. Our services are based over three main hospital sites employing over 6,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, so whether you spend just one year or fifty with us, it's our pledge to help youDevelop,BelongandThrive,Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to support a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits including:o Extensive range of learning opportunitieso NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement commencing at 27 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro rata).o Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential.

Person Specification



  • Proven experience at Band 5 in an orthopaedic setting
  • Evidence of having developed skills within the Scope of Professional Practice relevant to the area of responsibility
  • Evidence of ward/dept management under supervision of the person with 24 hour continuing responsibility
  • Surgical Orthopaedic background with an understanding of trauma procedures.
  • Development of knowledge and skills in speciality


  • Understanding of theatre scheduling and utilization
  • Proven experience at Band 6
  • Evidence of research based practice

Qualifications / Training


  • Current NMC registration is essential / First level registration
  • Teaching and mentorship qualification
  • Provide evidence of continuous professional development, documented within CPD portfolio
  • Willingness to complete band 6 development


  • Management /leadership qualification
  • Advanced nurse practitioner skills

Organisational skills


  • Can evidence a keen interest with trauma pathways.
  • Can demonstrate ability to prioritise caseloads and effective plan care for patients.


  • Experience with bed managing and or trauma co-ordinating

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Road



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