Registered Nurse Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – Nottingham

Band 5

Main area

Trauma and Orthopaedics


Band 5


9 months (Fixed Term Contract for extremal applicants. Secondment for internal applicants)


Full time – 37.5 hours per week (Bank Holidays & Weekends on a rota basis)

Job ref



Nottingham Treatment Centre. (QMC Campus)




£25,655 – £31,534 per annum

Salary period



14/08/2022 23:59

Job overview

Are you a Staff nurse wanting to be part of an acute clinic caring for patients with a variety of Trauma and Orthopaedic injuries?

The Fracture Clinic is part of the speciality of Trauma and Orthopaedics, our Fracture Clinic is forward facing providing outpatient care to Trauma and Orthopaedic patients. Care is provided to a very diverse range of patients including trauma, major trauma, elective orthopaedics and plastic surgery patients. Our approach is multi-disciplinary and no day is ever the same. We work closely with A&E, Theatres, inpatient wards and primary care. The clinic works closely with the trauma nurse practitioners.

Being part of our team you will have the encouragement and opportunity to work across clinic developing skills within our treatment room and the plaster room.

We offer an induction programme where staff are expected and encouraged to complete local casting training and develop wound management skills.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Staff Nurse with effective communication skills to join our friendly team. In return we offer on-going learning opportunities to support your professional development.

Be part of our team and exciting clinic, arrange an informal visit and see what we have to offer.

The post will be available as a 9 month FTC for external applicants and as 9 month Secondment for internal applicants

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

As the Registered Nurse you will be required to maintain an awareness of the developments in the care and treatment of patients in order to be able to carry out duties competently and efficiently.

The role of a registered staff is to deliver care to patients following surgery and those patients who have injuries requiring wound care, application of casts and mobility aids.

Working for our organisation

The Fracture clinic cares for Orthopaedic patients ranging from follow up appointments and traumatic injury.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The successful Registered Nurse will be responsible for ensuring that the care needs of patients are met through the delivery of high quality patient care. The successful candidate must document the condition and progress of patients and report to senior nursing staff and/or medical staff any areas of concern.

As the Registered Nurse you may supervise unregistered (and at times registered) staff, as appropriate. Effective communication channels are important and must be aware of the need for confidentiality both in the written and spoken word.

Person specification

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours

Essential criteria

Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust’s “We are here for you” behavioural standards

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria

Registered Nurse Current NMC registration Evidence of continuing professional development or reflective profile Willing to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery and patient care. Willing to undertake local casting training prior to attending the Bradford Casting course

Desirable criteria

Has or willing to undertake supervisor training


Essential criteria

Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment

  • Experience and knowledge of wound care management to include traumatic and postoperative wounds

Desirable criteria

Experience of casting

  • Experience of Trauma and Orthopaedic nursing
  • Has or willing to undertake supervisor training

Communication and relationship skills

Essential criteria

Excellent written and communication and attention to detail Excellent verbal and non- verbal communication skills. Ability to actively listen and hear peoples issues and concerns. Ability to communicate complex information in a busy environment Demonstrate an empathetic, caring and sensitive approach to patients, carers and relatives Positive enthusiastic and motivated Flexible to the needs of the service Shows motivation in developing new skills and knowledge. Embraces change and innovation positively and with enthusiasm

Desirable criteria

IT Skills and awareness

Analytical and Judgement skills

Essential criteria

Demonstrates the ability to work as part of a team Assessment and decision making skills

Planning and organisation skills

Essential criteria

Able to work under own initiative and without direct supervision within responsibilities of the role Able to manage and prioritise own workload

Physical skills

Essential criteria

Flexibility to work shift patterns to meet the needs of the clinic over 7 days Able to work across campus and community Manual dexterity Physically able to perform the full range of nursing duties


Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. We continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit: https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£41.90 for enhanced and £21.90 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

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Company Location:  Nottingham

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