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Registered Nurse

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience pa pr
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a registered nurse to join our established ward team. Someone who is passionate about providing outstanding care for our patients.

Sheldon ward is a 23 bedded medical ward specialising in rehabilitation and elderly care.

We are dementia friendly on Sheldon with our lovely poppy lounge to enable patients to relax and reminisce. We have an activities co-ordinator and a discharge co-ordinator in our team.

Our aim is to aspire to deliver world class patient care, and we want talented, dedicated and passionate people to help us achieve this.

**Please note we are unable to support applicants who require OSCE, as the Trust has a separate and limited application process**

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled Worker Sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Job seekers should be aware that not all roles will be eligible for Skilled Worker Sponsorship. For further information visit UK Visas and Immigration - GOV.UK (

Main duties of the job

Providing skilled Nursing care within a multidisciplinary environment, to ensure individualised and effective care is practiced.

Contributing to the continuity of good team spirit and high standards of nursing care. Acts as a resource within the speciality of care of the elderly and rheumatology within the specialist division. Empowering junior staff to develop the highest possible level of clinical skills and facilitates communication within all care groups

Utilising the wards resources to promote excellence in practice and promotes and expedites quality issues relevant to the service delivery.

About us

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) is one of the leading specialist orthopaedic hospitals in the country, with some of the highest levels of staff and patient satisfaction, as well as a strong reputation for innovation. We work together as a team of over 1,600 expert members of staff to make a difference for our patients and their families.

Our latest CQC Report was published in February 2019 and saw us rated as 'Good' overall and 'Outstanding' for care.

Whether you're starting out in your career, or have a wealth of experience - we're always looking to recruit outstanding individuals in a range of clinical areas, as well as support and administrative roles.

We have a range of fantastic staff benefits on offer to everyone who joins RJAH and you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding professional development opportunities.

RJAH has strong links with a range of universities including Staffordshire, Keele, Glyndwr, Chester and Birmingham.

Shropshire is also one of the most attractive parts of the country, with a rich historic culture and excellent transport links. The hospital is located on a site outside Oswestry, just off the A5. The nearest train station is in Gobowen, approximately two miles from the hospital. The station is part of the Chester to Birmingham line.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Be accountable and responsible for maintaining own nursing practice and take every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve their knowledge and professional competence.

To be responsible for the delivery of patient centred care. Maintaining own specialist knowledge and clinical skills within the field of medicine and rheumatology participating in direct patient care. The post holder must be able to demonstrate e the capability to manage periods of moderate physical effort during the shift worked.

Assist the ward manager in the provision of clinical and professional advice, expertise, support, developing practice and monitoring performance.

Keep abreast of current political issues within the NHS, and future nursing trends.

To provide leadership to all staff promoting a culture of positive and effective teamwork.

Assess care required, requesting medical input as necessary and devising appropriate care programmes for the patient, implementing, and evaluating care during the admission and in preparation for a safe discharge. Supported by written evidence.

To provide a high standard of nursing care based on the assessment of care needs - in consultation with the patient, their relatives, and the multidisciplinary team.

To continuously evaluate the quality of care given, and regularly re-assess the needs of the patient, in consultation with the patient, other carers and the multidisciplinary team to effect change required to achieve planned goals.

Liaise with other professionals to ensure cohesive patient care.

Formulate well-planned discharges with appropriate follow-up, ensuring effective liaison with the family, Trust Allied Health Professionals, and community services.

Ensure a patient / client-focused approach to care.

Ensure due regard is given to the customs, values and spiritual beliefs of the patient family, carers, and staff. To uphold the Trust's Diversity/Equal Opportunities Policy.

Ensure due regard is given to the safety of patients belongings.

Providing and receiving complex or sensitive information about patients, dealing with confrontation where you will be able to reassure, calm and defuse difficult situations.

Advise on issues within own scope of practice relating to health promotion.

To identify the learning needs of the patient, relatives, and staff, and in consultation with the Ward Manager will plan and implement education to meet those needs.

Facilitates and maintains patient records to ensure information is accurate and up to date for future reference and complies with the Data Protection Act, NMC Patient Record Keeping Guidelines, prepares care plans to ensure the delivery of effective patient care.

To be able to manage time effectively, ensuring patients are ready for planned procedures and staff receive adequate breaks during the working day and finish at the appropriate time.

Ensure the safe delivery of medicines by the prescribed route adhering to national and Trust guidelines.

Assist the Ward Manager to ensure the ward area meets the required standards working with all health care professionals.

The ability to use and recharge intravenous drug administration pumps including the recognition of early signs of drug reaction, and the appropriate steps to be taken.

Frequent provision of patient care, which requires the use physical effort to roll, manoeuvre and stand patients. The use of ward manual handling equipment / training is essential, toreduce physical strain and maintain safety of the patient. Annual manual handling training is mandatory.

Frequent handling of waste body fluids, ensuring correct disposal.

Participate in a yearly appraisal with the Ward Manager, setting personal objectives for own professional development plan.

Attend yearly statutory training to ensure adherence to Trust policy and current legislation.

Attend relevant in-house training sessions which is pertinent to own clinical practice, to enhance knowledge and skill, maintaining competencies

Person Specification



  • RGN


  • Teaching qualification
  • Mentorship
  • Evidence of continued learning



  • Experience in elderly care and rehabilitation
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team


  • Experience in taking charge of a ward
  • Orthopaedic & Rheumatology experience



  • Ability to adapt to changing pressures of work.
  • Motivated, Innovative & Supportive Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure
  • Teaching skills, written, oral and electronic


  • Demonstrates leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritise own workload, instruct and direct junior staff.



  • High level of communication skills and ability to work within a team
  • Basic computer skills
  • Articulate & knowledgeable of skills needed to deliver high standard of care
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Demonstrates willingness to further knowledge



  • Flexibility to meet service needs by working any necessary shifts
  • To be passionate about nursing

Employer details

Employer name

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital


SY10 7AG

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