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Registered Nurse

Job Reference: 416-PC5391B

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
416 Orthopaedic O/P
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

Bedford NHS Trust is a uniquely situated NHS Trust with a relatively small footprint with up to 410 beds and over 2700 staff supporting a planned and reactive healthcare service to a cohort of over 300,000. We foster a community spirit within our Hospital underpinned by our Values which allow us to carry out our ethos; “Every Patient Matters”.

The Trust Boards of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital have agreed to explore plans to merge and form one NHS Trust. Under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust, both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. All key services will remain on both sites and will be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. This will bring many benefits for patients including much improved continuity of care

Are you an experienced health care professional looking to expand your skills and optimise utilisation of them in an Acute Hospital? Would you like the opportunity to be part of the Trauma and Orthopaedic team hear at Bedford Hospital? If so our secondment into the Trauma Co-ordinator role in Planned Care could be for you.

The main purpose of the role is to co-ordinate Trauma Services within the Trust, as part of the trauma team, for both in patients and out patients, minimising cancellations and delays and making sure the patients receive treatment by timely assessment and / or admission as required

For this position experience and motivation are essential, and the ability to implement high quality nursing care. This is a challenging position in a fast moving environment.

You will provide expert Trauma and Orthopaedic knowledge and guidance to support the patients and clinical staff.

Your role will aim to enhance the experience of the patient through policies, pathways and practice and you will monitor and report standards through clinical governance.

For further information please contact Aoife McKnight, Head of Nursing Planned Care.

Safeguarding Statement

All posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults will be subject to the enhanced disclosure of criminal records. The 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.Promoting the wellbeing and safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults by implementing the Trust’s policy and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Bedford NHS Trust is committed to flexible working arrangements. All NHS employees qualify immediately for membership of the NHS pension scheme

All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job will be invited for interview.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.



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Candidate Care

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust values employee care highly. We will ensure all applicants receive some form of notification/decision throughout the application process. Please ensure your application details are correct as the majority of correspondence is sent digitally (Email / Text).

Please note that we do execute the right to close vacancies early should it be deemed that a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Equality & Diversity and Inclusion

Bedford, a fantastic place to live, It’s one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented. We too are an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much possible so we particularly welcome applications from BAME groups.

The Trust is equally keen to receive applications from any of the 9 protected characteristics as we do not tolerate any form of discrimination within the trust.


We take safeguarding very seriously at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust to ensure the safety of our patients which includes children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants’ offer of employment will be subject to stringent pre-employment checks which include DBS, valid references and more. Please note that providing false information is an offence and could result in the application being rejected; or summary dismissal/police action if an applicant has been selected. We have also implemented this into the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

A copy of the DBS code of Practice is available on request.

Probationary Period

For all Agenda for Change posts these are subject to the successful completion of a probationary period of 6 months within which the notice period for both you and Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is Four weeks.

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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