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The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum Pro-rata if part time
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

The Outpatients Department at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is housed in a modern purpose-built building which covers two floors at the front of the hospital and is very much the front door to the care and services provided by the Trust.

The department consists of consultation and treatment rooms, an injection suite and off-site clinics based in primary care settings. There is opportunity for variety in your working day including running diverse clinics and involvement with specialist teams. The current operational hours of the Outpatient Department are Monday to Saturday, 08:00-20:00 with a planned schedule to provide seven days working

In addition, we run specialist nurse led dressing clinics where you will work alongside the doctors and multidisciplinary team providing wound care and the knowledge to promote wound healing. This will be underpinned by attending a fully funded wound care course/module at Birmingham City University.

In our injection suite you will gain experience in supporting patients undergoing minor procedures, ensuring smooth admission, treatment and safe discharge. You will also assist with our walk-in spinal service where you will support patients who may require emergency surgery.

Please be aware we are not offering sponsorship at this time due to other international recruitment processes within the trust.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Work at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviours, revalidation and relevant professional guidelines, independently / autonomously and at times without direct supervision.
  • Be accountable for their own professional actions and those delegated to others.
  • Ensure accurate assessment of patient care needs, development of care plans, implementing and evaluating care based on the patient needs.
  • Achieve and maintain competence in identified mandatory and statutory training develop and maintain clinical competencies, skills and knowledge which relate to the area of clinical practice (i.e. venepuncture, cannulation, ECG, urethral catheterisation and any other relevant duties).
  • Respond to patients, relatives and carers concerns as they arise and take remedial action as required.
  • Take charge of the practice setting as required.
  • Assume responsibility for undertaking tasks delegated by the nominated line / shift coordinator. This may include representing the ward at meetings, link nurse responsibilities, audit, clinical governance initiatives and supervision and role competency assessments for unregistered staff and students.

  • About us

    The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest specialist orthopaedic units in Europe. We offer planned orthopaedic surgery to people locally, nationally and internationally.

    Our Trust is a very special hospital big enough to deliver world class services and small enough to offer exceptional patient and staff experience. We offer a working experience unique in the West Midlands and we're always on the lookout for passionate people to join our award-winning team.

    The ROH is an equal opportunities employer. We employ people of difference and are committed to growing an inclusive culture, where difference is celebrated, and people feel able to bring their whole and authentic self to work.

    We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a range of inclusive, family friendly and flexible working arrangements and policies, to support our people in the workplace. Flexible working requests will be considered.

    The Trust is committed to the Disability Confident Interview Scheme and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

    If you have a disability and need any support with your application or require any reasonable adjustments to be implemented please do get in touch with the Recruiting Manager for this position so that the team can support you.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    We are a fantastic and friendly multidisciplinary team with lots to learn from each other. Staff have told us we are kind patient teachers that we make them feel welcomed and supported that work is varied, with each day providing new and exciting challenges. The team put their personality into professionalism and say they are proud to work in the outpatient department.

    Please see job description and person specification attached

    Person Specification



    • oCurrent or pending NMC Registration in the case of newly qualified nurses
    • oDiploma / Degree in Nursing or equivalent experience.
    • oGCSE or equivalent in English



    • oRecent clinical experience with in a healthcare setting.
    • oEvidence of ongoing professional development


    • Orthopaedic experience
    • Recent acute hospital experience.

    Skills & Knowledge


    • oTime management.
    • oRole modelling.
    • oKnowledge of the changing NHS, clinical governance.
    • oAudit.
    • oSupervision of the care of a group of patients
    • oAbility to use own initiative and make sound clinical judgements.
    • oHave or willing to undertake core skills relevant to area of work e.g. Venepuncture
    • oBasic IT Skills.

    Personal Qualities


    • oExcellent communication skills, verbal, written and listening.
    • oWorks well in a team.
    • oPunctual and reliable.
    • oAble to work under pressure.
    • oAble to prioritise workload.
    • oAppropriate professional appearance.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


    The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

    Bristol Road South


    B31 2AP

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