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Staff Nurse - Oswald Ward

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
We currently have a Band 5 Staff Nurse vacancy within the Specialist Delivery Unit on Oswald Ward. This is a fixed term post for 12 months at 37.5 hours a week.

Oswald Ward forms part of the Trust's �15.1 million Theatre and Ward Development, which was opened in August 2016 and is dedicated to MSK oncology and orthopaedic patients. The ward is led by Ward Manager, Sister Sarah Kaye. Oswald ward specialises in the care of patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas and metastatic disease, prides itself on the outstanding care delivered to patients throughout their entire journey from referral through to treatment, discharge and follow up care. It is one of five specialist centres within the United Kingdom, covering a large demographic area and has a strong multidisciplinary focus, both within and outside the Trust, working closely with other NHS organisations and services such as Macmillan. The service offers individualised holistic care, to those patients requiring surgical and palliative care. The service is dedicated to the development of all staff members to ensure they are confident and proficient in providing highly skilled, high quality nursing care.

Main duties of the job

The post is responsible for providing skilled nursing care within a multidisciplinary environment, to ensure individualised and effective care is practiced. The successful candidate will act as a resource within the speciality of MSK Orthopaedic oncology, empowering junior staff to develop the highest possible level of clinical skills and facilitate communication within all care groups, whilst utilising the wards resources to promote excellence in practice.

The successful candidate will be a Registered Nurse (General) with good communication skills with the ability to assist with change and the drive to improve and develop clinical practice. The successful candidate will also be motivated, confident individual who also shows initiative, is a team player and who is flexible and reliable to meet the demands of the service and able to demonstrate consistently high standards of work.

About us

The NHS is the biggest employer in Europe. It's a world-renowned institution and an exciting place to work, full of challenges and opportunities.

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.


Joining RJAH is more than just a job - we want our people to have the best opportunities to thrive in their role.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Summary of Post

Under the direction of the Ward/ department manager the post holder is responsible for providing skilled high quality nursing care within a multidisciplinary environment, to ensure individualised and effective care is practiced.

Contribute to the continuity of good team spirit and high standards of nursing care. Empowering junior staff to develop the highest possible level of clinical skills and facilitates communication within all care groups.

Please see the job description for full details.

**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 (

Person Specification

Must have NMC registration or student nurse to qualify in the next 4 months.


  • Experienced registered NMC nurse or student nurse due to qualify in the next 6 months



  • RGN


  • ENB 998, ENB 219 Assessors qualification
  • Evidence of continued Learning
  • NVQ Assessor



  • RGN


  • Experience in taking charge of a team/ unit
  • Specialist, experience, knowledge and skills required for speciality
  • Proven post registration experience in Orthopaedic/ Rheumatology/ Oncology nursing



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


  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital

Twympath Lane


SY10 7AG

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