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Clinical Nurse Specialist in Limb Reconstruction

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a very exciting opportunity for a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Limb Reconstruction within the Musculoskeletal Care Group (MSK) at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. This is a Band 6 fixed term post which will progress to permanent Band 7 upon completion of a competency package and development programme.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within a clinic and ward environment and will have the responsibility to review pre- and post-operative patients undergoing limb reconstruction.

Please note this vacancy is banded dependent upon applicants experience relevant to this post. The banding of the successful applicant/s will start at Band 6 unless applicants meet the necessary threshold of skills and experience required to start on Band 7.

Where applicant/s are appointable at Band 6 this will be on a fixed term contract basis for a period of 12 months due to this being a training programme and upon completion of necessary skills and/ or training will progress to Band 7 permanent post. The fixed term contract status of the post holder will be reviewed in accordance with the Trust's legal obligations regarding fixed term contracts.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Application Form & Interview


  • Registered Nurse with NMC
  • Post registration at degree level or working towards
  • Current practice assessor or equivalent teaching qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of undergraduate or post graduate study with trauma and orthopaedics
  • Significant experience in specialism
  • Experience of managing own case load/ work load.
  • Ability to represent the department at meetings
  • Experience of caring for patients with external and internal fixations
  • Experience of pin site wound care and assessment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Information technology skills
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service
  • Ability to deal sensitively with challenging situations
  • Accept responsibility and accountability for own work and define the responsibility of others
  • Work independently
  • Experience of working and liaising with the multidisciplinary team and the importance of this
  • Understanding of standard setting, completing audits and applying the findings to practice
  • Evidence of informal teaching in a clinical setting
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage difficult and emotional situations
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Commitment to work within the governance framework
  • Ability to adapt and manage change
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Understanding of wellbeing factors
  • Motivated to develop and lead a nurse led service
  • Positive role model
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the service needs
  • Demonstrate a positive commitment to equality and diversity


  • Leadership qualification
  • Evidence of undergraduate or post graduate study with trauma and orthopaedics
  • Experience of managing service provision and managing staff
  • Manage and conduct nurse led clinics

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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