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Registered Nurse - Trauma and Orthopaedics

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an experienced nurse with current full UK NMC registration and NHS experience, a newly qualified nurse, a nurse returning to registered practice or a student nurse looking for their first post who is compassionate about caring for patients?

Do you want to work for an organisation that will fully support you in your career development?

We want you to work for us. WUTH is on an exciting journey as we aim is to deliver the highest quality of care for every patient and we want talented nurses to join our team.

Do you have a passion for delivering outstanding care?

An exciting opportunity has become available for a band 5 registered nurse on Ward 10. Our nursing workforce is made up of a good mix of experienced and new staff who work together to make the environment a happy place to work and learn.

Ward 11 is a 25 bedded Trauma and Orthopaedic ward specialising in acute trauma. We also receive general surgical, urology and medical outliers.

We currently have a vacancy for a part time band 5 Nurse who takes pride in delivering quality and compassionate care.

Main duties of the job

  • Take responsibility for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of the nursing care for a named caseload of patients, including their property and valuables.
  • Assist in creating a therapeutic environment which meets the needs of patients, relatives and carers.
  • Adhere to Wirral Hospital objectives, policies, protocols and guidelines.
  • Liaise with other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Contribute to promoting a critical, analytical approach to the delivery of care and implementation of change.
  • Participate in audits.
  • Continuously update own skills and knowledge and maintain awareness of clinical issues.
  • In the absence of the Ward/Departmental Manager or their deputy, act as shift coordinator.
  • Act as a preceptor, Practice Assessor/Supervisor and/or NVQ assessor to junior staff and students.
  • Supervise and lead a team of junior staff.
  • Undertake appraisals of staff within the team.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the Northwest of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high-quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider Northwest footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide, and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description for further informationabout the Registered Nurse - Trauma and Orthopaedics position available at WUTH.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • 1 st Level NMC Registration
  • Evidence of Professional Development
  • Suitable for newly qualified or experienced staff nurse
  • Experience of maintaining accurate records
  • Relevant clinical knowledge and experience


  • Act as a practice supervisor
  • Willing to undertake Practice Assessor Training
  • Relevant Degree or willing to register to work towards degree
  • Relevant or willingness to undertake relevant module/course
  • NHS Experience
  • Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment

Knowledge and Skills


  • Awareness of evidence based practice
  • Good organisational/time management skills
  • Ability to deal with an acute workload
  • Good communication skills written and verbal
  • Ability to recognise the importance of team work
  • Competent in organising/prioritising own workload and that of others
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Excellent communicator (verbal and written)
  • Able to deal with conflict
  • Able to support and advise the team
  • Act as a positive role model


  • Teaching Experience
  • Student nurse assessor/supervisor
  • Evidence of ability to act as a preceptor/mentor to new staff
  • Evidence of involvement in producing teaching strategies/packages
  • Managerial/Clinical Skills
  • Relevant clinical knowledge/experience of the specialty
  • Evidence of an initiative which has changed or enhanced clinical practice
  • Competent in organizing own workload and that of others
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Good time management
  • Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment

Personal Attributes


  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-Confident
  • Ability to be sensitive and empathic
  • Recognises own development needs and able to set personal objectives
  • Has identified methods of dealing effectively under pressure
  • Embrace the Core Values
  • Communicate formally on first contact
  • Deal with everyone in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner
  • Ensure all communications are open, honest and accurate
  • Value people's time and protect it as much as possible
  • Make an environment friendly and safe for all
  • Listen to what people say and take appropriate action
  • Supporting safe patient care
  • Good patient experience and communication
  • Maintain own competence


  • Act as a positive role model
  • Ability to deal with conflict

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Arrowe Park Hospital

Arrowe Park Road


CH49 5PE

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