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Registered Nurse - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Elective Orthopaedic team at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital are a dynamic group that strive for excellence within the care of our planned care patients. We want to find experienced, caring registered nurses who will match the dedication and compassion of our existing teamThis is an exciting and progressive directorate which is continuously adapting to meet and enhance the care provided to our patients: encompassing both the existing orthopaedic ward, Cringleford, and the new Norfolk and Norwich Orthopaedic Centre (NaNOC), we are looking for passionate, driven registered nurses for both of our areas.

Cringleford Ward is a planned care orthopaedic unit that consists of 20 siderooms.NaNOC is a new development, and once opened will had a SDAU area, outpatient clinical space and a 20 bedded ward.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be. We welcome applications on a full or part time basis. We currently use a preference rostering system which allows our colleagues to have a say in their shift patterns.

Interview Date: 28th May 2024

Main duties of the job

As a Registered Nurse at NNUH you should be highly motivated, adaptable and ambitious. We have a highly supportive management team aided by dedicated Clinical Educator to help support you in your development and delivery of the highest standards of nursing care to our elective patients within the department.

The service relies on nurses to take the lead on PRE and POST OPERATIVE inpatient centered care, maintaining high level of ward experience, discharge planning, whilst also driving the flow of the patients and ensuring national targets are met as a team.

Within the development of NaNOC, nurses will also be involved with running a Same Day Admissions Unit, and supporting a dressing and clinical review clinic. The expansion of the Trauma & Orthopaedic services at NNUH will lead to new and exciting projects as well as brilliant advancement, career development, and progression opportunities. Whether you want to specialist routes like becoming an Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner or down managerial path the opportunity will be open to you!

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute.

We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals CharityWe can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:

o Flexible working hourso Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Serviceo Multi Faith prayer roomo Discounted gym membershipso Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlemento Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn ito Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH siteo Free 24-hours confidential counselling supporto On-site Nurseryo On-site cafes offering staff discountso Support in career developmento Flexible staff banko Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Overview of Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensure practice is in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and work within limits of competence.
  • To successfully complete the Trusts preceptorship programme and Royal College of Nursing Competency Standards for Emergency Nurses
  • Maintain a high standard of nursing care applying evidence-based practice.

Management and Leadership:
  • To manage the Emergency Department environment and staffing in the absence of a senior member of staff.
  • Effectively assess and delegate workload according to staff competencies in order to meet patient needs.

Educational Responsibilities:
  • To complete the mentorship preparation programme or equivalent, act as a mentor and provide supervision to junior staff and other learners.
  • To provide induction for new staff.

Professional Development:
  • Maintain Continuous Professional Development in line with Trust Policy, local requirements and professional bodies.
  • Ensure own practice is up to date and evidence-based and demonstrate an awareness of current, relevant research.

Specific Additional Responsibilities:
  • To become competent in all enhanced practice roles in A& E.
  • To undertake the assessment and treatment of paediatric patients.
  • To undertake the assessment and treatment of patients with Mental Health related issues

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register
  • Mentorship preparation programme or equivalent (or required to complete once in post) if applicable to clinical area
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development and maintenance of a Personal, Professional Profile



  • Recent experience of nursing in A& E or a critical care area



  • Knowledge of relevant speciality
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital



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