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Trauma Nurse Practitioner

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Trauma and Orthopaedic nurse.

We are looking for a nurse with the relevant orthopaedic experience who will be working with orthopaedic trauma patients to assist their journey from admission to discharge with all long bone fractures, joint injuries and chronic orthopaedic conditions. The successful candidate would be competent in computer skills to aid working with current NHFD guidelines, collecting data and following-up patients post discharge.

The post holder will be also working closely with ward staff keeping them updated on any changes and must have excellent communication skills. They will be required to liaise with all members of the multidisciplinary team, to expedite the patient journey and flow through the inpatient resources. They will communicate with patients, relatives and carers including health education, health promotion, care planning, breaking bad news and end of life support.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be assisting in the complex and challenging journey of the orthopaedic trauma patient following this life changing event. The post holder will provide a safe and open approach to their patient care needs, becoming the patients advocate to enable them to make an informed choice.

The Trauma Nurse team will provide leadership of a new Ambulatory Trauma Area, ensuring specialist orthopaedic care of the trauma patient, from the earliest opportunity following the identification of the injuries until their discharge.

The successful candidate will be also be leading and supporting safeguarding issues, working closely with patients living with Dementia and help with referrals both internally and externally.

About us

If you feel you possess these specialised skills and commitment we want to hear from you so you can join our enthusiastic, friendly and dedicated team.

This is an exciting time for Trauma Orthopaedics at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust, with improvements and service changes forging ahead of the anticipated Hospital Transformation Program. This opportunity is for those wishing to develop clinical skills, and leadership skills. Opportunities may be given to complete non-medical prescribing qualifications and to gain enhanced clinical skills such as administration of facia blocks. With the aim of ensuring specialist orthopaedic care at the front door of the hospital.

The successful candidate will be expected to move to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with the Acute trauma as per Hospital Transformation Project, as the project develops

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Candidate Job Pack.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Degree level qualification
  • non medical prescribing qualification
  • Physical Assessment qualification

Experience and Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse with extensive Orthopaedic experience
  • High level of clinical skills and knowledge
  • Ability to undertake preceptor/mentor role


  • Involvement in nursing audit and research
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience as a change leader

Skills and Ability


  • Ability to work and communicate effectively within a multidiscinary team setting
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills including, verbal, non-verbal and written
  • Positive attitude to change


  • Computer literacy including databases

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Royal Hospital



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