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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/09/2020.

Staff Nurse - Orthopaedics

Job Reference: 389-A-20-40976

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£24,907 - £30,615 pa

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Brief Description of the Role:                                            


An opportunity has arisen within the Orthopaedic unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary for Nursing staff at Band 5, and we are now looking for highly motivated individuals to join our team.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to ensuring that patients are at the center of everything that we do, and that we deliver safe healthcare, of the highest quality, at all times. In order to continue providing care at this level, we are looking to recruit the right people, who are able to play their part in meeting these demanding targets.

Ward 27: Trauma admissions unit, is a busy, 28 bedded unit offering care to patients who have suffered trauma and who may require surgical intervention. Ward 28: is a dynamic 28 bedded Elective Orthopaedic Unit with a four bedded admission area. Enhanced recovery is the key element of our care and we have recently adopted “GIRFT”, (Getting It Right First Time). Previous winner: “Team of the Year”. This requires that our staff have excellent assessment skills and the ability to prioritize a busy workload. The wards are modern and up to date, offering an excellent environment for our staff to practice and develop their skills, in order to further benefit our patients.

As part of our Nursing team, the successful candidates will work alongside our multi-disciplinary staff, delivering interventions to patients with a wide range of trauma related injuries and needs & elective orthopaedic surgery. The ability to effectively work as part of a team is essential. Applicants should also have understanding of rehabilitation and discharge planning.

The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate an understanding of the specific needs of patients who have experienced traumatic injury, and the emotional impact that injuries of this nature may have. The role will include unsocial hours and night work.

Applicants should have, or be waiting to receive UK Nursing registration (NMC). Previous experience of surgical nursing is desirable, due to the demands of the area. Good time management and the ability to work under pressure are essential. A structured preceptorship period of training and development will be provided with the support of the training department. Please see job descriptions and person specifications for further details.

Please apply on-line and expect all future correspondence relating to your application via e-mail. This includes 'Invitation to Interview', so it is important you check your e-mail account on a regular basis.
Trust policy is that we do not pay interview expenses.

Should your application be successful we will require a reference/references covering a minimum period of 3 years from your current/most recent employer. Wherever possible provide an e-mail address for your referees.

If you are shortlisted we are required to check your documents to establish both your identity and your right to work in this country at interview. We require at least one item of photographic documentation.

Enquiries to: Ward Manager Diogo Silva. PH: 01274 382702 & / or Ward Manager Catarina Costa. PH: 01274 382704


We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, excellent pension scheme and advice on childcare.


Closing Date:                        24.09.20          (This date may change dependent on the response)

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In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated above in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable. You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.

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