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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/12/2019.

Registered Nurse - Band 5 Trauma & Orthopaedic

Job Reference: 318-19-X3886KF

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Gloucester, Cheltenham
£24,214 to £30,112 pa pr

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.

“It’s not just one age group, I enjoy the variety of different traumatic injuries, and how I can make a difference to my patients”

“The team is incredible, they’re not just my colleagues, they’re my friends” said some of our nurses.

Trauma & Orthopaedics consist of Trauma based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Elective Orthopaedics based at Cheltenham General Hospital.

Our specialist Trauma Unit (Gloucestershire Royal Hospital site) consists of three inpatient wards caring for patients following traumatic injuries. These wards are as follows

  • An acute Trauma ward consisting of 21 beds, plus a stand-alone 8 bedded spinal elective unit (ward 2a)

  • An acute Trauma ward consisting of 29 beds (ward 3b)

  • A 30 bedded ward dealing with traumatic fractured neck of femur injuries, of which we are the 4th largest in the UK (Gloucestershire Hip Fracture Unit)

Our Trauma service is one of the busiest in the South West. In order to deal with the growing demands of this service we have developed and sustain, a truly multidisciplinary approach which includes consultants in orthogeriatrics working alongside those in trauma and orthopaedics as well as our dedicated nurse specialists. We have a strong emphasis on nutrition and enhanced care, particularly within our Gloucestershire Hip Fracture Unit

Cheltenham General Hospital has two elective orthopaedic wards, where again we have dedicated multidisciplinary teams in which our nurses play a key part. These wards are as follows:

  • A 27 bedded elective orthopaedic ward

  • A 13 bedded elective orthopaedic ward

The units in each hospital work together as a united team and we encourage staff to rotate between the hospitals as best practice.

The combined service has recently been shortlisted for the Trust’s team of the year award and they are a pilot site for the GIRFT programme (Getting it Right First Time) as well as being nationally recognised for our reconfiguration work where we have recently been shortlisted for a HSJ award

We are looking for highly motivated nurses who are forward thinking, enthusiastic, innovative and who want to work in a highly regarded multidisciplinary team. As a Trust we are always looking to improve and to do this we wish to employ the best nurses who will work together to provide safe, effective and outstanding nursing care so enabling us to continue to develop a service that will meet the demands of the future.

You will be required to demonstrate organisational skills and have a passion and commitment for delivering patient centred high quality care. In return for your hard work and dedication we offer excellent personal and professional development through a full training and preceptorship package including support and mentoring from our experienced and dedicated staff. All you need is a desire to learn and develop your skills in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery.

We also offer 15 credits for L7 Masters module which is fully funded as well as a Trauma and Orthopaedic induction and continuing clinical supervision if you require it, alongside plenty of CPD support and opportunities. The service also has a heavy focus on research and development and we have a rolling secondment opportunity for R&D within the service.

If you want to work in this outstanding trauma and orthopaedic service and you have the determination and skills to succeed we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion and or visit, please contact Matron Diana Thomas on 0300 422 5040, or Matron Jill Keates on 0300 422 4891

Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. The Recruitment Team are unable to accept any applications after the position has closed on NHS Jobs.

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If applicable for the post, all successful candidates will be required to pay for their own Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The cost will be £32 (standard checks) or £50 (enhanced checks), and will be recovered through two instalments from the candidate's salary. Please contact for further information.

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As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at

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