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Sister / Charge Nurse

Band 6

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Plaster Department
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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RNOH, Stanmore
Stanmore, Middlesex
£34,961 - £42,010 per annum inc.
24/10/2019 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.


We are a busy department providing a casting service to inpatients, outpatients and theatres. A variety of casting is provided including specialized casts.  We are looking for a motivated Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse to complete our team in Plaster Theatre. 

You must have 2-3 years Orthopaedic experience working at Band 5 staff nurse in a casting room environment and have a good knowledge of current Orthopaedic procedures, including various types of splintage and materials used in casting procedures.

It is essential you hold the British Orthopaedic Association Casting Certificate, ENB 998/Teaching and Assessing or equivalent. RSCN is desirable.

The ideal candidate will present a friendly, approachable manner and be sensitive to the needs of all patients, especially children and their parents.

You must be flexible and highly motivated and will be required to take a leading role in the efficient running of Plaster Theatre. You must be a good role model for all the pre-registration and post registration students, and junior staff. You must have good organizational and communication skills.

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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

Sister Shiona O’Brien, Plaster Theatre on 020 8909 5467