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Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Specialist Surgery
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
London Irish Ward (339) L5
Stanmore, Middlesex
£34,961 to £42,010 pa inc.
29/05/2019 23:59

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK, and is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide.

The RNOH provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of services is unique within the NHS.

As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions. 

Patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. Consultants are supported in their work by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are trained and are experts in their particular fields of orthopaedic care. 

The RNOH plays a major role in teaching, 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and clinical effectiveness are enhanced by our work in research and development and our academic links with University College, London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovation, the Institute of Human Performance and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering.

The RNOH works closely with other hospitals and trusts, with whom we have joint appointments to ensure maximum availability of specialist skills for patients. Our patients benefit from access to Aspire Leisure Centre which is located on site and hosts first-class facilities for able-bodied and disabled people.


Do you have a passion for spinal surgery and joint reconstruction? Do you have the backbone to take up this exciting opportunity?  Are you currently working as a Band 6 but seeking a new challenge, or are you a Senior Staff Nurse ready to take the next step in your nursing career?  If so this opportunity may be for you.

We are looking for a candidate who has excellent communication skills, who is enthusiastic and innovative. The candidate must be patient focused and passionate about leading a team that delivers high standards of care.

The London Irish Ward specialises in elective spinal surgery/spinal deformity and also cares for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery and other orthopaedic and urology surgeries.

Our reputation as a hospital is built on the hard work, expertise and professionalism of all our staff. As well as great job satisfaction, you will be able to further develop your knowledge and skills working with our highly capable teams. Recognised internationally for our innovation, expertise and experience, we offer nurses the chance to work and train as part of a world class team, with opportunities for development like our Aspiring Nurse Leaders accredited course giving you 100% study and time whilst supporting your career development in management .  We offer flexible shifts to suit your lifestyle.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Cleone Gowers, telephone 02039470079, email