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Staff Nurse - Orthopaedics

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 5
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an established staff nurse to join our friendly professional team in elective orthopaedics.

The post is for 37.5 hours to be worked over 4 days or 3 nights when required. On a 12 month contract covering maternity leave.

Ward M2 is a 20 bed ring fenced elective orthopaedic ward based on the Clatterbridge site.

All of our patients are admitted directly to the ward and although primarily we care for patients having arthroplasty surgery we also have patients admitted for upper and lower limb surgery.

There are some exciting plans and developments in progress for the Clatterbridge site which will become the Cheshire and Merseyside Surgical Hub for the region. So now would be an ideal time to join this established and friendly team.

You must have a current valid NMC registration

Main duties of the job

M2 orthopaedic is a nurse led discharge ward. There are a team of ward based physiotherapists and occupational therapists whom we work closely with on a daily basis we are also supported by an advanced nurse practitioner.

As the ward is an elective ward we do have quieter periods. During this time it is expected that staff will move to Arrowe Park to support our colleagues. A professional approach to this is expected and required.

Ideally the successful candidate will have orthopaedic experience and a willingness to support and share your knowledge with students and junior members of the team. Knowledge of our computer system Cerner is an advantage but not essential.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Staff Nurse position available with WUTH.


Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Awareness of evidence based practice
  • Good organisational/time management skills
  • Ability to deal with an acute workload
  • Good communication skills written and verbal
  • Ability to recognise the importance of team work
  • Competent in organising/prioritising own workload and that of others
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Interpersonal Skills: Excellent communicator (verbal and written), Able to deal with conflict, Able to support and advise the team & Act as a positive role model


  • Teaching Experience: Student nurse assessor/supervisor, Evidence of ability to act as a preceptor/mentor to new staff & Evidence of involvement in producing teaching strategies/packages
  • Managerial/Clinical Skills: Relevant clinical knowledge/experience of the speciality, Evidence of an initiative which has changed or enhanced clinical practice, Competent in organizing own workload and that of others, Good problem solving abilities, Good time management & Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • 1 st Level NMC Registration
  • Evidence of Professional Development
  • Suitable for newly qualified or experienced staff nurse
  • Experience of maintaining accurate records
  • Relevant clinical knowledge and experience
  • Act as a practice supervisor
  • Willing to undertake Practice Assessor Training
  • Relevant Degree or willing to register to work towards degree
  • Relevant or willingness to undertake relevant module/course


  • Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment
  • NHS Experience

Personal Attributes


  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-Confident
  • Ability to be sensitive and empathic
  • Recognises own development needs and able to set personal objectives
  • Has identified methods of dealing effectively under pressure
  • Embrace the Core Values: Communicate formally on first contact, Deal with everyone in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner, Ensure all communications are open, honest and accurate, Value people's time and protect it as much as possible, Make an environment friendly and safe for all & Listen to what people say and take appropriate action
  • Supporting safe patient care
  • Good patient experience and communication
  • Maintain own competence


  • Act as a positive role model
  • Ability to deal with conflict

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Clatterbridge Hospital


CH63 4JY

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