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Band 7 Highly Specialised Nurse (Community Orthopaedics)

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
23 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and driven nurse to join our newly established Hip Fracture Early Supported Discharge Team consisting of Orthopaedic Therapists, Assistants and Nurses, providing rehabilitation to patients in their own homes.

This post offers a rewarding opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in service development and team leadership. You will have support to develop your skills in service review, recruitment, audit, and people management at the same time as delivering care to a complex clinical caseload and influencing service redesign.

Key responsibilities of the post include supporting the day-to-day leadership of the community team, developing systems to support team efficiency in line with national guidelines, monitoring quality and provision of exceptional nursing assessment and care.

We are looking for an innovative individual who has exceptional communication and leadership skills. Successful candidates must have relevant clinical background, ability to integrate well into a multidisciplinary working environment and be a car driver/

If you would like to know more, please contact:

Main duties of the job

Working in the hospital-based multidisciplinary Neck of Femur Early Supported Discharge (NOF ESD) Team:
  • To provide specialist treatment and advice to patients within the community setting, facilitation and maximising patient potential within the service boundaries
  • To give highly specialised guidance to other members of the MDT and GPs on matters relating to your specialist area eg. the nursing, and rehabilitation needs of patients discharged following surgery into their own home environment.
  • Provide leadership for the NOF ESD team, in conjunction with the Team Lead, in planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluating service provided to patients within your specialist area on a day-to-day basis
  • To provide a role in teaching and supporting colleagues in matters relating to your specialist area
  • To participate in the training of undergraduate nurses and non-qualified staff
  • To deputise in the absence of the Team Lead as required
  • To contribute to the day to day running and development of the service through promotion, adaptation and development of policies, procedures and guidelines using evidence-based practice and current research

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings forurgent and emergency careat Queen's and King George hospitals anddata released by NHS Englandshowed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse
  • Appropriate post-graduate study in specialist field


  • Orthopaedic training
  • Leadership training



  • Evidence of ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Excellent team worker
  • Ability to work independently and on own initiative
  • Ability to demonstrate expert skills in assessment and treatment of patients in line with current practice and research
  • Ability to communicate complex and sensitive information (verbal, non verbal and written) in an accurate, clear and logical manner
  • Ability to meet the travel demands of the job


  • Competent IT skills



  • 5 years health service experience
  • 3 years orthopaedic experience


  • To have extensive broad clinical experience including community work

Personal Qualities


  • Reliable and responsible
  • Flexible approach
  • Team worker

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queen's Hospital



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