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Junior Sister / Charge Nurse - Trauma & Orthopedics

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to have the opportunity to develop and grow as a Junior Sister/ Charge Nurse within the Trauma & Orthopaedic Speciality?

We are currently looking to offer an experienced nurse the opportunity work within a new senior management team who aim to lead and support the hard working inpatient ward team to provide the best care and outcomes for their patient group. We're looking for people who love helping others and can come to work with a positive attitude and a friendly smile.

This position will be on our Orthopaedic trauma ward B54 Pierce Ward which is a 28 bedded, mixed sex ward, caring for patients who are presenting with traumatic Orthopaedic injuries. The orthopaedic specialty is dynamic, forward thinking and constantly striving to improve the patient's pathway. Within this orthopaedic team we have a commitment to the trust and our patients who use our service. We are proud to make a difference, If you're ready to come and make a difference we look forwards to hearing from you.

For an informal visit or discussion about the role, please contact

Kathryn Riddick Senior Sister 01225 821009

Main duties of the job

> To maintain accountability for assessing, planning, implementing andevaluating programmes of care within the framework of team nursingincorporating the Named Nurse initiative.> To proactively co-ordinate the patients' discharge arrangements in accordance with RUH Discharge Policy ensuring involvement of other agencies as necessary.> To promote a patient focused enhanced recovery approach to care in collaboration with all relevant health professionals.> To educate patients and their carers as required where a need has beenidentified.> To provide information thus enabling patients to make choices about adopting a healthier lifestyle.> To ensure that all clinical documentation is completed correctly by members of the nursing team.> To maintain a safe ward/department environment.> To assist in the establishment and monitoring of protocols/care pathways.> To promote and maintain effective communication within the ward/department, GPs and community staff and other hospitals with regard to ongoing patient care.> To maintain patient confidentiality and ensure all staff understand therelevance of this.> To supervise junior staff in the delivery of care, through effective monitoring, mentoring, clinical supervision and reflective practice.> To provide emergency cover, where possible, within the unit.

About us

At the RUH we put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are proud to be in the top 20 best hospitals to work for in the country.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff well-being, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial well-being. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse Part 1,2,12
  • State Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Demonstrates evidence of ongoing continuous professional development


  • Training in management / HR Diploma / Degree in relevant area

Knowledge and Experience


  • Thorough and up-to-date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice
  • Understanding of equality & diversity and how to apply it to self and managed staff
  • Understanding of NMC Code of Practice and requirements of it for the practice & behaviour of managed staff and self
  • Understanding of the basic principles of effective staff management
  • Minimum 2 years relevant clinical experience at Band 5
  • Able to demonstrate effective consolidation of nursing knowledge & practice during working as a Band 5 registered nurse
  • Regular experience of taking charge and delegating duties and problem solving throughout shifts


  • Evidence of Leadership
  • Computer and IT Literacy Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Royal United Hospitals Bath

Combe Park



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