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Orthopaedic and Trauma Pathway Co-ordinator/Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for a registered nurse to join our Orthopaedic Trauma Coordinator team.

We are looking for a enthusiastic and motivated individual who has an interest in Orthopaedic trauma.

The post holder will work within the Orthopaedic team supporting the care and supporting the pathway of Orthopaedic patients on the Wythenshawe site in line with national and regional standards.

The post holder will be part of a team that has specific responsibility for the overall co-ordination of the Orthopaedic trauma, Orthoplastic Trauma.

The post holder will be responsible for planning and implementing the pathways of care for the trauma patient.

This post may require cross site working within the Orthopaedic Trauma team at Oxford road.

Main duties of the job

Review the new Orthopaedic trauma patient's ensuring past medical history is available including up to date blood results and appropriate test. Seeking past medical history where necessary. Ensure appropriate medication review, analgesia, VTE assessment, falls assessment and bone protection of the fractured neck of femur patients.

Establish and maintain effective communications with various departments, including Theatres, wards and Anesthetist's.

Assess patients' individual clinical needs and develop personalised plans of care for Orthopaedic trauma patients in partnership with the clinical teams ensuring multi-disciplinary, patient centered care.

Undertake regular reviews of the patient and implement any changes to the patient's pathway if required.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • RN/RGN adult
  • Orthopaedic Anatomy
  • Knowledge of management of change
  • Knowledge of audit, research, quality, and accountability


  • Mentorship or equivalent, evidence post qualification study.
  • Management course.
  • Virtula fracture clinic
  • Hip fracture NHFD standards.

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent interpersonal skills ,Organised, Enthusiastic
  • Leadership skills. Able to use initiative. Ability to work autonomously
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to make effective decisions, Manage own workload.
  • Computer skills/ email/ internet,



  • Post registration experience
  • Working within orthopaedics 2-3 yrs. Orthopaedic Anatomy and pathology
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team as well as working independently/ Nurse Led


  • Orthopaedic Nursing/ Therapy
  • Evidence of managing within a clinical area.
  • Awareness of national and local targets

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoore Road


M23 9LT

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