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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 pro rata
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 30 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.

**Please note we are unable to support applicants who require OSCE, as the Trust has a separate and limited application process**

Main duties of the job

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

The post holder will: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 groupsThey will utilise the ward/department resources to promote excellence in practice and promote and expedite quality issues relevant to the service delivery.

About us

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic NHS Trust (RJAH)is one of the leading orthopaedic hospitals in the country, with some of the highest levels of staff and patient satisfaction, as well as a strong reputation for research and innovation.

Joining RJAH is more than just a job - we want our people to have the best opportunities to thrive in their role.We have a range of fantastic staff benefits on offer to everyone who joins RJAH and you'll have access to outstanding professional development opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities - including our recently-opened �6 million Headley Court Veterans' Orthopaedic Centre (the first unit of its kind in the UK).RJAH has strong links with a range of universities including Staffordshire, Keele, Glyndwr, Chester and Birmingham.The hospital is located on a site outside Oswestry in Oswestry, just off the A5. The nearest train station is in Gobowen, approximately two miles from the hospital. The station is part of the Chester to Birmingham line.We are based in North Shropshire, close to the border with North and Mid Wales. It is one of the most attractive parts of the country, with a rich historic culture and excellent transport links. It offers outstanding opportunities for anyone who enjoys an outdoor lifestyle or is looking to raise a family.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Be accountable and responsible for maintaining own nursing practice and take every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve knowledge and professional competence.

To be responsible for the delivery of patient centered care. Maintaining own specialist knowledge and clinical skills participating in direct patient care and uphold evidence of PREP standards as required by the NMC. The post holder must be able to demonstrate extremely developed dexterousskills during clinical practice and the capability to manage periods of moderate physical effort during the shift worked.

Assist the ward staff in the provision of clinical and professional advice, expertise and support, developing practice and monitoring performance.

Keep abreast of current political issues within the NHS, and future nursing trends.

To provide leadership to all staff promoting a culture of positive and effective team work.Assess care required, requesting medical input as necessary and devising appropriate care programmes for the patient, implementing and evaluating care during the admission and in preparation for a safe discharge. Supported by written evidence.

To provide a high standard of nursing care based on the assessment of care needs - in consultation with the patient, their relatives and the multidisciplinary team.

To continuously evaluate the quality of care given, and regularly re-assess the needs of the patient, in consultation with the patient, other carers and the multidisciplinary team to effect change required to achieve planned goals.

Liaise with other professionals to ensure cohesive patient care.

Formulate well-planned discharges with appropriate follow-up, ensuring effective liaison with the family, Allied Health Professionals and community services.

Ensure a patient / client-focused approach to care.

Please see Job Description for further details. 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



  • RGN
  • Numeracy skills
  • Awareness of current NHS issues


  • Degree/ Post registration Orthopaedic qualification/ Assessors qualification/ Evidence of continued learning
  • Experience in taking charge of a team/ unit
  • Specialist experience, knowledge and skills for speciality
  • Competence in additional technical skills (e.g. venepuncture, cannulation)

Skills and Competencies


  • Ability to adapt to changing pressures of work
  • Motivated, Innovative & Supportive
  • Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure Deliver excellent customer service


  • Demonstrates leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritise own workload, instruct and direct junior staff
  • Teaching skills
  • Completion of Customer care course

Knowledge (including specialist or technical knowledge required)


  • 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
  • care. Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Demonstrates willingness to further enhance knowledge

Personal Qualities


  • Flexibility to meet service needs by working any necessary shifts
  • Professional attitude towards nursing
  • Enthusiastic about being a nurse

Employer details

Employer name

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

Twympath Lane


SY10 7AG

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