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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/07/2022.

Trauma Practitioner

Job Reference: 365-A-22-178998

Employer:
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Department:
T&O
Location:
Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Salary:
£40,057 - £45,839 pro rata for part time working

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:

  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system. Key to making all of this happen, and making sure that our teams are empowered and equipped with have the skills, tools, techniques and mindset to drive continuous improvement in every part of our Trust is our single improvement methodology

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.


Trauma Nurse Practitioner

Part time 18 hrs

Band 7

This is an exciting opportunity within the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Trauma and Orthopaedic department to recruit a Trauma Nurse Practitioner to work within the T&O service at Worcestershire Royal Hospital/ Alexandra Hospital. This is and advanced practice role and will facilitate the trauma pathway for all trauma patients from admission through to discharge. The Trauma Practitioner will work closely with the orthopaedic medical teams to provide efficient and effective patient care for trauma patients throughout the Worcestershire Royal hospital / Alexandra hospital site. The post holder will work in a variety of settings such as the A&E, Orthopaedic and Trauma wards and trauma clinics. The post holder will demonstrate strong clinical leadership skills and experience and will support the junior doctors and nursing teams. They will also contribute to the grand ward round and review the deteriorating patients instigating sepsis six etc. They will work collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary teams and theatres. The seven day rota works on a shift system which includes a weekend working.

The post holder will be a registered nurse and is required to work autonomously at an advanced level. They will haves a qualification in health assessment and clinical examination and require good clinical decision making skills and a commitment to on-going learning at degree or masters level. A broad knowledge of trauma and orthopaedic conditions is essential. Non-medical prescribing qualification would be essential.

For further information please contact Tracey Dennehy or Corinna Winkworth via email tracey.dennehy@nhs.net or corinna.winkworth@nhs.net or 01905 763333 bleeps 0163/ 0533 or Trauma practitioner bleep 0400 at WRH




Important information about your application

**** Please be aware job adverts may close before the published closing date, if we have a high volume of applications, we recommend getting your application in as quickly as possible. ****

  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working.

We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Guidelines on COVID Vaccinations

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. The Trust continue to support the COVID vaccination and believe that all staff should be fully vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, their colleagues and our patients.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

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