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Registered Nurse - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Band 5

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southend University Hospital NHS Trust
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
26/10/2018 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




Fantastic opportunities have arisen in Southend Hospital to join an organisation with a reputation for excellence in the way it cares for the people it serves. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Registered Nurses to join our team in Musculoskeletal services (MSK)!

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Musculoskeletal Wards within the Trust. The Wards within the Musculoskeletal Unit are Orthopaedic Elective Surgery and Orthopaedic Trauma, including Orthogeriatric Care.

We also have an Early Discharge Team and The Early Rehabilitation and Nursing (ERAN) Team who visit patients in the Community following hip and knee replacement. The aim of the team is to support enhanced recovery and promote early discharge at 2-3 days post-surgery. We also have a Musculoskeletal Infusion Suite which provides rheumatological infusion treatments. The infusion suite is an expanding area with an interest in research which is supported by the Specialist Rheumatology Nurses and the Rheumatology Consultants.

The role will be based on either Castlepoint, the Trauma/ Orthogeriatric Ward or Shopland, the elective orthopaedic ward. The successful candidates will have opportunity to gain experience in all areas of Musculoskeletal Care with the newly developed rotation programme.

The Unit is a dynamic forward thinking department which promotes evidence based high quality patient care.

Continuous professional development is a priority within the Unit with all Staff encouraged to fulfill their potential with the support of the Nurse Management team and the Unit’s Practice Development Nurse.

The successful candidates will be part of a motivated team of orientated professionals with a passion for delivering good nursing care in an ever changing environment. The successful candidates must possess excellent communication skills, a high sense of professionalism and a strong belief in the value of teamwork.

Southend-on-Sea is an exciting place to live, work and enjoy life. Just under an hour from London and Europe (either by rail or air), Southend and the surrounding area is vibrant and cosmopolitan. Local schools have an excellent reputation and the nearby seaside provides a pleasant backdrop as well as opportunities for fun or relaxation. The attractive nearby town of popular Leigh-On-Sea provides an alternative location for many professionals to settle and wind down after work.

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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Danielle Harris

If you have problems applying, contact

01702 508079