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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/06/2022.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 415-L22-295

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Northern Devon Healthcare Trust)
Elective Orthopaedics
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata

North Devon District Hospital is looking for an enthusiastic, forward thinking, motivated Registered Nurse who is committed to delivering excellent patient care to join our elective orthopaedic ward.

Jubilee ward is a new modular ward on the NDDH site to enable the surgical recovery of ring-fenced orthopaedic beds and 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, therapists and medical staff who collectively drive patient centred innovation.

In 2020 the Elective Orthopaedic nursing team were winners in the Surgical Nursing category of the Nursing Times awards for their work in the nurse led mobilisation and discharge within the Elective Orthopaedic Rapid Recovery service offered here at the North Devon District hospital. Working in collaboration with the different departments associated with this project they have successfully improved the patient experience and pathway for those undergoing Hip and Knee arthroplasty.

The successful candidate must have excellent communication and IT skills, alongside good time management and the ability to prioritise their own work load.
If you would like more information regarding this role please contact the Ward Manager Julie Pragnell on 01271 322780 ext: 3780 or email:

Closing Date: 5th June 2022

** 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**

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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