£24,000 - £29,000

Are you an experienced nurse looking for a change in career direction, newly qualified or about to qualify?

If you are and are interested in developing skills and experience in Orthopaedic Surgery, then this newly released role will fit your expectations. This hospital is home to the one of the largest orthopaedic units in South East England.  Treatments include; Hip and knee, Spine, Pelvis, Foot and ankle, Shoulder and elbow, Wrist and hand, Paediatric.

In this position, you will work as part of a team of nurses, health care assistants and care assistants and be responsible for the assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating of nursing care.

Duties include:

  • To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care with minimal supervision.
  • To implement and be responsible for maintaining high standards of patient care.
  • To carry out all administrative and nursing duties as delegated by the team leader and senior sister.
  • To organise and deploy staff according to their competence to meet patient’s needs.
  • To demonstrate a sound knowledge of infection control standards and promote these within the ward environment
  • To refer to other disciplines utilising the Trusts electronic systems i.e. “Patient Centre” and “real time”.
  • To assist in promotion of health.
  • To act in accordance with policies and nursing procedures as per Trust policy.
  • To co-ordinate the team/ward in absence of the team leader or senior sister.
  • To ensure confidentiality of patient records and high standards of nursing documentation.
  • To be aware of the complaints procedure and be able to apply it as needed.
  • To escalate as appropriate any untoward incidents, complaints and ward/staff issues.
  • To participate in ongoing clinical supervision.
  • To maintain own personal portfolio/profile and to take responsibility for annual updates on current legislative/hospital issues.
  • To ensure all training undertaken is evaluated to determine its effectiveness in practice and to ensure all objectives have been met.
  • To assist in teaching programmes for student nurses/new staff and newly qualified nurses and contribute towards a positive learning environment.


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Current (or pending) NMC Registration
  • Self-motivated and uses own initiative
  • Able to work as an effective team member
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to manage difficult / stressful situations
  • Able to prioritise workload (self and others) and meet deadlines
  •  Time management and delegation skills Awareness of current professional nursing issues

If you are interested in this an exciting career opportunity, please contact us