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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/06/2021.

Senior Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 415-E21-244

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Glossop Trauma
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata

Glossop Trauma Ward is looking for a Band 6 Registered Nurse with an interest in trauma and orthopaedics or a highly skilled Band 5 with the enthusiasm to take on a new challenge. This post will include trauma orthopaedic training and exposure to expanding your leadership skills. The Band 6 position is for a substantive contract of 21.5 hours per week. The training will be provided by Glossop Ward’s specific Nurse Lecturer Practitioner, who has extensive trauma experience and strong university links with the University of Exeter. The practitioner provides innovating and best practice trauma orthopaedic training.

Glossop Ward is built on the foundations of a highly functioning and caring multi-disciplinary team, who pride themselves on the delivery of quality, safe and compassionate care. The speciality offers depth and strength to its skill set supported by nurses, nursing associates, HCAs, clinical educator, therapists, ACPs and medical staff who collectively drive patient centred innovation. Due to the dynamic collaborative multi-disciplinary team Glossop Ward has the second lowest length of stay for patients with hip fractures in the south west according to the national hip fracture data base (2020). Offering staff members fantastic career opportunities for further personal clinical development. Anyone taking this role is walking into a fantastic opportunity supported by an incredible team.

As part of this role there will be a protected and dedicated 5 hours a week to undertake the National Hip Fracture database audit. This audit is inputted into the database to highlight our hip fracture performance against other national hospitals and provides evidence that our patients have received best practice. Giving you the opportunity to have a proactive role in quality improvement and providing excellence in patient care. Full training will be provided for the successful candidate.

A current and valid NMC registration is required for this nursing post and all posts include a commitment to work days, nights, weekends, and bank holidays as necessary to meet the needs of the service.

This posting may be closed early if a significant number of applications are received.

For further information, please contact Emma Mock on 01271 322730 or

** As this post is in a shortage occupation code it qualifies for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend Scheme, please find further information on the attached link**

Closing Date: 13 June 2021

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

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.

UK Registration

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

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