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Nurse Specialist - Adult Deformity

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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An exciting opportunity has a risen in the Trauma and Orthopaedic Directorate for a Band 6 Spinal Nurse Specialist to be appointed to support the Orthopaedic Spinal service. The plan with the role is once appointed at Band 6 level the successful candidate will need to achieve set competencies over the year to progress to a Band 7 level once the competencies have been successfully completed.

The requirement for this role is to support the deformity spinal patients within the service, provide expertise and act as a resource for both patients and nursing staff for this service.

This role will be pivotal in supporting the integration of spinal services as we strive for a high quality seamless pathway of care for orthopaedic spinal patients. It is essential that the post holder has good communication skills and are able to work autonomously to support this specialised service.
  • Interview date: 17 May 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

Applicants will be required to have advanced knowledge and skills in the management of spinal patients and will be required as a nursing support to the Consultants in this service. Managing patient clinics, supporting the pre-assessment of complex spinal patients, supporting post-operative care to patients, providing specialised advice to patients and supporting the development of the service.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse specialist as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to provide guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals concerning a specific disease/condition. Within the sphere of specialist practice:o Is working towards advanced knowledge and skills within specialist sphere of practice.o Contributes to the facilitation of the planning, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.o Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.o Contributes to training and education within specialist area

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, 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 accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

All Criteria Band 6


  • Registered nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Diploma plus specialist qualifications / experience within specialist area prepared to take degree level study
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for student supervision and assessment (formally Mentorship) if relevant to role.
  • Current driving licence if relevant to role
  • Some post registration experience within related specialist area of practice.
  • Extended clinical practice underpinned by training supervision & assessment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context.
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding.
  • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Effective report writing skills
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Effective organisation and time management skills


  • Degree in health related subject
  • Research or audit experience.
  • Evidence of contribution towards education and training programmes.
  • Change management skills and involvement in project work.

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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