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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 206-B03616

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
206 Nursing Ward 19 and 20
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum pro rata

Transform your outlook, transform local healthcare, transform your career…

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is on a journey. We are an ambitious trust with exciting plans for the future that is going places, and we want you to join us.

With three hospitals, including our flagship Queen’s Hospital, across the central regions of East and South Staffordshire and Southern Derbyshire, we are at the forefront of discussions about transforming local healthcare.

For more information on the planned merger of Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals in taking a significant step in sustaining and improving hospital services, please visit our Trusts website.

Will you come with us on our journey to Be The Best? Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for.







We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Registered Nurses to join our nursing teams, incorporating the care of trauma, elective and orthogeriatric patients.

You will be responsible for delivering quality nursing care that supports our department to provide a quality service that responds to the needs of our orthopaedic patients. We offer a pathway for efficient, safe and effective management of patients with a fractured neck or femur, and an enhanced recovery programme for patients undergoing elective hip and knee replacement surgery. We have a full multidisciplinary approach to our care with ward-based physiotherapists and occupational therapists, and a daily multi-disciplinary team meeting.

A new, and exciting opportunity awaits for you to gain experience in caring for many aspects within the specialty, including rotation between the trauma and elective wards, and completion of our local competency-based training programme, which focuses on aspects of orthopaedic nursing care, including pain management, orthopaedic emergencies and the management of the acutely ill patient.

There are 10 Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeons and one orthogeriatrician who all work very closely with the nursing team striving to provide a quality service.

You will be required to work flexibly across the 24-hour shift pattern and take part in the internal rotation system.

If you are interested in making a difference to patient care then we want to hear from you. Whilst applying for the role please also come and see the great work our staff do on the ward and how you will fit into our dedicated team. Please give Senior Sister Irma Jusic a call on 01283 511511 ext. 5416 or Senior Sister Sarah Raddon EXT 5140 to arrange a visit or come and work with us for a few hours. Take the first step today in starting your career with Burton Hospitals

For more information on the planned merger of Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals in taking a significant step in sustaining and improving hospital services, please visit our Trusts website.

All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the job will be short listed for further assessment.

You can apply online for this vacancy by clicking the apply button at the bottom of the screen.
If you encounter difficulty in applying on-line, or if you prefer not to apply on-line, please contact our Recruitment Team (24-hour automated answerphone) on 01283 593232.

Please quote reference number: B03616

Closing date of advert: 5th March 2018

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice the Trust will apply for a Disclosure and Barring check from the DBS for all posts with patient contact.

Important information for applicants;

  • Please make sure your qualifications meet the essential criteria on the Person Specification before you apply for this position.

  • You will be required to provide 3 years’ worth of continuous references, including your current or most recent employer.

If we receive a high number of applications for this position we reserve the right to withdraw the post before the closing date, therefore it is advisable that you apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We are unable to provide individual feedback to those who haven’t been shortlisted for an interview.


We hope you join us in making a difference - see our further links for more information.


Applicants should note that where it is deemed that where a Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS) check is required it is applicants responsibility to cover the cost of the check which is currently £48.20.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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