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Staff Nurse - Short Stay Unit

Band 5

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Specialist Surgery Division
Band 5
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Short Stay Unit (311) L5
Stanmore, Middlesex
£27,936 to £34,629 per annum inc.
25/09/2019 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.


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Short Stay Unit for a Staff Nurse (Band 5).

The Short Stay Unit has a total of 37 beds spread over two wards. The Wards are single sex wards and look after patients who are in hospital for up to 5 days. The patients are undergoing a wide range of surgical and diagnostic procedures. The majority of these are Orthopaedic in nature and the Nursing Team get a wide range of experience, for example –shoulder, hip, knee and peripheral nerve surgery. 

We are seeking for enthusiastic, creative and passionate individuals wanting to gain experience as well as share their learning, knowledge and experience with colleagues, assist in the day to day delivery of effective high quality patient care and safety and work as part of this already effective team.  

You must have excellent communication skills, be highly motivated; enjoy interacting with people and being part of a busy fast paced Short Stay Unit.   You will be a registered nurse Newly Qualified willing to learn new skills or Experienced with knowledge of caring for Orthopedic patients.  You will be working closely with and be well supported by experienced Ward Manager/Junior Sisters/Charge Nurse, Senior staff Nurses, friendly Clinical Nurse Specialists, Therapies and world class Orthopedic surgeons.    This post is an ideal opportunity to develop Orthopedic knowledge and clinical skills.   As an individual and as part of a Team you will have the opportunity to learn and contribute to new developments within the service through research. As a dedicated nurse who puts patients first, and takes pride in providing high quality care, the opportunity for you to have one day per week working alongside our research team is there for you to gain knowledge  in all aspects of research for improved patients outcomes.

At The Royal national Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin our core values.

Broadly, these values include such attributes as being dedicated and putting Patients first, showing courage and embracing innovation. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people, Treating everyone equal; challenging ourselves and others, being open and honest and showing respect for each other, being open to new ideas and providing Excellence in all we do

If you believe in changing lives, we would be very happy to consider your application.

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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

Chilemeza Chikadza by telephone 0208 909 5663 or by email