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Staff Nurse - Orthopaedics

Job Description

Staff Nurse - Musculo-skeletal Service

AFC Band: 5

Hours Per Week:Minimum 225 (short Shifts) 24 (long days) to 375 hours

In Musculoskeletal services we strive to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement and encourage our staff to innovate and adopt ‘best practice’ in order to deliver the highest standard of care to our patients.

We are a new care group which has been driven by the desire to bring together a collection of musculoskeletal services and pathways; this provides an exciting pioneering opportunity for the team to develop services in a newly formed environment in initiative ways. The MSK clinical services includes Orthopaedics (Trauma and Elective), the Hand Centre, Rheumatology, Physioworks, Physioplus, (staff service), Podiatric surgery, Hospital based Occupational and Physio Therapy, Metabolic Bone Services, Specialist Pain Service and.

We are currently looking to recruit to Staff Nurses in Orthopaedics which are based across two hospital sites (Northern General Hospital and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital). These wards are fast paced wards which will equip nurses with an abundance of skills particularly in essential nursing care within elective and trauma Orthopaedics. You will be given the opportunity to enhance your professional portfolio through a series of training packages to develop extended specialist clinical skills along with leadership opportunities.

Because we are the best at what we do, we want highly motivated, passionate and caring staff to be at the front of our services. We welcome applicants that are dynamic and innovative with excellent communication and organisational skills. In addition, we want to recruit those with commitment that are parallel to ours, and demonstrate our PROUD Values and behaviours.

We strive for continuous improvement and listening to our patients is fundamental to help us to achieve our vision.

Here’s what our Staff Say about Us

We are a newly formed care group with a positive vibe, creative culture and supportive environment, who work in a nurturing, valuing and engaging way. We have a strong ethos of putting the patients at the heart of everything we do.

We have a strong focus on staff engagement & a pledge to personal and professional career development, complimented by Clinical Educators who will help support new recruits.

  • Do you love a challenge and want to work in a paced acute environment?

  • Do you want to be part of a diverse Multi-professional team?

  • Is providing excellent nursing care and getting the basics right one of your key drivers?

  • Is making a difference and doing the right thing fundamental to you?

  • Are you keen to be developed professionally and personally?

If your answer to these questions is yes, then we would love to hear from you…. !

Contact Us

Lorraine Beacham Deputy Nurse Director MSK -  ( Phone number removed ) 

Diane Fawbert Matron MSK -  ( Phone number removed ) 

Christine Haigh Matron MSK -  ( Phone number removed ) 

Jane Roscoe Matron MSK –  ( Phone number removed ) 

The recruitment process will take place as part of an assessment centre. This will take place on the 1st December 2016 therefore please ensure that you are available on this date.

The Trust uses central assessment centres to recruit all Band 5 Nurses. This means that if you have applied for more than one vacancy with the Trust you will be invited to assessment via one vacancy, this does not mean that you are eliminated from any other Nursing vacancy’s you have applied for with the Trust.

The ambition of our process is to enable you to feel as relaxed as possible so that you are able to demonstrate your knowledge and skills within a supportive environment. Our interview process provides an objective assessment of your skills through group clinical scenarios and an individual interview. The scenarios may be based upon the generic role of the staff nurse/ODP or may include more specialised scenarios pertinent to specialist areas.

The interviewers on the clinical scenario panels may not be working in the area in which you wish to work, this is because nurses at Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust all work to our PROUD principles and we believe that having a wider interview panel will improve the quality of your interview and maintain our objective assessment process.

During the interview process there is an opportunity for you to be interviewed on your own by two senior Trust staff. There will also be an opportunity for you to discuss your clinical interests and discuss the vacancies that we have.

For those staff who are currently employed by the Trust as a Staff Nurse, you should instead apply through the Staff Nurse transfer process via your line manager.

Should you be successful in your application we will contact you via NHS Jobs with interview details and require you to book an interview time via NHS Jobs. This will appear as a message attached to the application for this vacancy under 'My NHS Jobs' and 'My Interviews' on your homepage. Please ensure you check your NHS Jobs account regularly.

Shortlisting for positions advertised on NHS Jobs for the Trust will ordinarily be shortlisted within 4 weeks of the closing date, therefore if you have not received any notifications after this point your application is considered unsuccessful.

In submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.

The Trust is committed to its obligations in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Should you require any assistance in applying for the position please contact the Human Resources Department on the number identified on the NHS Jobs page for the organisation.

Job Share applicants are welcome for all full time posts unless indicated but cannot be guaranteed. In addition for Fixed Term Contracts, internal secondments may be considered, please seek the approval of your current line manager before applying for the position.

All employment with the Trust is subject to a number of NHS Employment Checks being met to a satisfactory standard including verification of identity, eligibility to work in the United Kingdom, references and qualifications in addition to professional registration, a disclosure and barring records check and occupational health check if these are deemed to be a requirement for the position to be undertaken.

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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