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Registered Nurse - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are very excited to offer an excellent opportunity for dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team of nurses within the Orthopaedic Department at the NNUH. This will cover emergency, trauma and elective care.The successful candidate will be highly motivated, adaptable and ambitious and will help lead on development and delivery of high standards of nursing care to our elective patients within the department.

Cringleford Ward is for planned care Orthopaedic, and is a 20 bedded ward, that facilitates Pre and Post operative care.This is an exciting and progressive department which is continuously adapting to meet and enhance the care provided to our patients and we would welcome any applicants who would relish leading the team and continue taking the department forward.

Rota's cover a full 24 hours and involve a mixture of working day and night shifts and will be discussed at interview.

Interview Date: 26th July 2024

Main duties of the job

The service relies on nurses to take the lead in discharge planning, to continue to maintain an excellent level of patient care but also strive to improve patient experience, whilst also driving the flow of the patients and ensuring national targets are met.There are numerous future opportunities available to staff who wish to progress, by climbing the management ladder or remaining clinical and joining our growing team of Orthopaedic nurse practitioners, who work as autonomous practitioners alongside our consultant colleagues.

This is an exciting and progressive department which is continuously adapting to meet and enhance the care provided to our patients and we would welcome an application from anyone keen to join the team.

As post holder you will work with all members of the ward clinical team to help maintain a high standard of patient care under the direction of the ward sister/charge nurse. You will also act as a leader in the clinical area providing support and guidance in the absence of a more senior member of staff.
  • This is an exciting Department to be part of, working alongside a diverse team.
  • We pride ourselves on offering further learning and development opportunities to all staff

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
  • Mentorship preparation programme (or required to complete once in post) if applicable to clinical area


  • Post registration qualification relevant to the clinical area



  • Recent experience of nursing in an acute hospital environment



  • Competency in clinical skills including enhanced practice relevant to the level of experience and clinical area
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills



  • 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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