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Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£35,392 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an excellent opportunity for a successful candidate to join our dynamic team of Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioners on a permanent basis. Currently a team of 13, we work autonomously alongside our consultant colleagues in an enhanced role performing clinical assessment of in-patients, leading on development, and delivering high standards of nursing and medical care to our trauma and elective patients on the wards. This is an exciting and progressive role which is continuously adapting to meet and enhance the care provided to our patients ensuring local and national targets are met and driving patient flow through the hospital.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, adaptable, and ambitious. They need to be clinically confident with an interest in orthopaedics and have higher level abilities to fulfil the requirements of the post. The team currently comprises of band 6 and band 7 practitioners reporting to the Lead Orthopaedic Practitioner working alongside Specialist Pharmacists and Surgical Care Practitioners and together form the wider surgical care team.

This post is available as a band 6 or band 7 dependent on experience, please see job descriptions and person specifications for further details. Successful applicants for Band 6 level are supported to complete the MSc in Advanced Practice including Non-Medical Prescribing.

Please contact Lead Orthopaedic Practitioner, Yvonne Walker for an informal discussion and/or departmental visit.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 7 Practitioner you would be expected undertake the following, band 6 practitioners will be supported in their learning and development with the aim of achieving this level.
  • To Work at an enhanced level as an independent nurse practitioner under the supervision of senior medical and surgical colleagues.
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of professional activity.
  • To work autonomously using expert clinical skills extended beyond the scope of nursing to provide assessment, diagnosis treatment and discharge of patients within the specialty.
  • To provide highly specialist expertise and knowledge in the management of patients within the relevant service in collaboration with other health care colleagues.
  • To support and advise junior medical staff, nurses and others in respect of patient care
  • To be pivotal in review and development of the service, and to reflect the needs of the patient group.
  • To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate care packages for Orthopaedic patients in inpatient, outpatient and pre-operative assessment settings.

Covering weekends and bank holidays on a rotational basis

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 Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role, and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register
  • Completion of Mentor Preparation Programme and ability to demonstrate mentorship experience if applicable to clinical area.



  • Extensive post registration experience including some experience in a position relevant to the specialty



  • Ability to lead, motivate self and others.
  • Ability to perform clinical skills relevant to the specialty.

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

Colney Lane



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