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Sister/Charge Nurse

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Department: Virtual Fracture clinic, Outpatients

Band 6 - �35,392 - � 42,618 per annum pro rata if part-time

Hours: 37.5 per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

An opportunity has arisen for a Virtual Fracture Clinic Junior Sister. The post holder will work alongside the Orthopaedic team in delivering the Virtual Fracture Service in line with local and national standards. The role involves specialist telephone-based triage to allow patients to be treated in the right place, at the right time whilst reducing unnecessary visits to hospital for face-to-face follow-ups.

As part of our commitment to providing the highest quality service to our patients at MKUH, the post holder will be empowered to improve the VFC patients' pathway using clinical expertise and specialised knowledge. The post holder will also work within nurse - led clinics as well as provide support to the Fracture Clinic face-to-face care where necessary and have an active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings to help shape patient care.

The post holder will work with the department manager and multi-disciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining policies, standards of nursing care and staff development. The VFC Junior Sister/Charge Nurse, as part of the wider team, will be flexible in the approach to the clinical area and provide cover for any area specified as necessary.

Interview date: 05 June 2024

Main duties of the job

The aim of this role is to provide highly specialist autonomous clinical leadership in the delivery of the virtual fracture clinic service within MKUH. This will involve managing a varied patient caseload where the post holder will be required to plan, modify and carry out complex assessment, diagnosis and intervention demonstrating clinical judgement in order to lead the service.

The aim of the VFC is to provide telephone-based assessments to triage patients and provide them with treatment plans for their diagnosed injury. Triage assessments involve assessing patients post fracture or soft tissue injury, requesting imaging as required and deciding on their ongoing management plan, with support available from Specialist Orthopaedic Consultants. You will use advanced clinical reasoning in this role, as well as providing support, education and advice to other members of the team.

The post holder will demonstrate advanced knowledge of current understanding of the philosophy and theory underpinning the fracture clinic service. Provide expert clinical opinion in the review and implementation of clinical service models. Take an active lead in the formulation of annual audits, research and evaluation strategies for their specialty and act as a role model demonstrating high levels of nursing care.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to Job Description for further details.

Join #TeamSurgery at Milton Keynes University Hospital

The surgery division at MKUH, which covers specialties including theatres and the Intensive Care Unit, offers a variety of roles and opportunities, both clinical and non-clinical. The division are looking for passionate, enthusiastic and forward-thinking professionals to join the team.

MKUH is one of the leading hospitals in Europe for implementing robotics to assist in surgery, becoming the first in the continent to use the CMR Versius robot for gynaecological surgery. Since its introduction in 2019, the theatres team have completed over 500 surgical cases, the first hospital in the UK to reach this milestone, achieving this in March 2023.

As well as being an innovator in robotics, the Trust is proud to be part of the New Hospital Programme, with plans to expand and increase our surgical capacity to meet the health needs of our communities now and in the future.

With a leading benefits package, and a growing hospital estate to meet one of the fastest growing populations in the country, it is a great time to join MKUH.

Find out more about working in #TeamSurgery at MKUH from the people who work across the division in the video below.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Mentorship course or willingness to undertake training
  • Awareness of OPD KPIs



  • Post registration experience in NHS/ Hospital environment.
  • Current issues in nursing
  • NMC code of professional practice


  • Previous OPD experience
  • Extended clinical skills or experience



  • Up to date clinical skills appropriate to Outpatient Department
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills
  • Able to direct and supervise unregistered nurses
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Demonstrable evidence of delivering quality patient care
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work under pressure in a busy environment and be motivated
  • Demonstrate understanding of the requirement of the role

Personal and people development


  • Motivated/positive
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Smart appearance
  • Able to reflect on practice
  • Evidence of personal development other than mandatory training



  • Approachable manner
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Outpatients (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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