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Staff Nurse - Intensive Care/High Dependency Unit

Band 5

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Critical Support Services
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Stanmore, Middlesex
£27,936 - £34,629 per annum inc.
23/10/2019 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.


A very exciting opportunity has arisen to for a Registered Nurse work in our Intensive Care/High Dependency Unit and gain critical care skills.

The Alan Bray Unit/Children’s High Dependency Unit is a combined Intensive care unit/ high dependency unit, which cares for a wide range of critically ill adults and children with musculo-skeletal conditions pre and post operatively. These include complex spinal surgery, oncology, urology and peripheral nerve injuries. We are also linked to The National Spinal Cord Injury Centre and participate in acute rehabilitation programme.

We are looking for Band 5 Registered Nurses to join our well-established MDT providing high standards of care to patients and their families in our 16 bedded facility. We are willing to consider newly qualified candidates.

A comprehensive competency programme is in place for new staff. We offer great educational and professional development pathways (including post-graduate critical care course and mentorship) and is innovative and forward thinking in developments within critical care.

Applicants should be dedicated to providing a high standard of care; should have effective communication skills and work well as a member of a team. You will be expected to make an active contribution to the unit’s development as we enter an exciting period of expansion in the trust.

We are privileged at this trust to have free onsite parking for all patients and staff. There is also a free shuttle bus for staff and patients to the nearest tube station at Stanmore. Staff are also entitled to reduced membership at the Aspire Fitness and Leisure Centre.

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital is committed to the personal and professional development of its staff. If you are experienced or interested and feel ready for this challenge then we would love to hear from you. Please note this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period (This does not apply to internal applicants).

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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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Loraine Papapavlou on 0208 909 5454 or email