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Ward Sister / Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Private Patients Unit
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
£32,258 - £41,308 per annum inc.
27/03/2019 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.


The RNOH is a national centre of excellence with an international reputation for diagnosis, assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. This ranges from the most acute spinal cord injury, bone tumour and complex joint reconstruction to orthopaedic and specialist rehabilitation.

We are entering into an exciting time as we move to Level 4 of the new inpatient ward block. We are looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated Band 6 sister/charge nurse to join our well established team in delivering gold standard quality care. Applicants need to have at least 2 years’ experience as a band 5. You should have an excellent knowledge of clinical nursing and a teaching and assessing skills certificate.Dual trained Paediatric and Adult trained nurses and private care experience is desirable.

The main responsibilities:

  • ­Delivering high quality care to patients and their families.
  • Coordinating the ward in the absence of the ward manager.
  • Facilitation of pre and post registration students.
  • Education and support of junior staff members.
  • Leading and managing junior staff in making personal developmental plans.
  • Being an active participant in maintaining and delivering the private care development plans.

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. 

Paper applications will not be considered.

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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

Lead Nurse Deirdre Coll on 0208 954 2300 bleep 800 or Ward Manager Mona Diamond 0208 909 5715/5889.