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T&O OPD - Plaster Room
Band 5
Full Time / Part Time
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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£24,214 to £30,112 pro-rata per annum
29/02/2020 23:59

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Senior Orthopaedic Practitioner (NMC Nurse/Orthopaedic Practitioner)

Band 5

Royal Berkshire Hospital are pleased to announce that following our CQC inspection we have been rated ‘Good’ with inspectors reporting that we have made significant improvements.  The Trust’s overall rating has also improved to ‘good’.  This is a great opportunity to join our clinical or non-clinical teams to create a positive and motivating environment within our trust.  Come and join our team in this exciting time of change as we pride ourselves, our staff and our services on excellence.

At the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust we put our patients at the heart of every element of health and care that we provide. The Trust works together as a community to deliver its vision which is “Working together to provide outstanding care for our community.”

We are Compassionate in our thoughts, words and actions

We are Aspirational and have a true desire to be dynamic and to innovate

We are Resourceful and responsible in the way we work and live

We are Excellent in our development, fairness and sharing best practice

Amazing things happen at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; delivered by amazing people so why don’t you come and join us.  We offer a range of learning and development for all employees may you be clinical or non-clinical.  


Band 5 Senior Orthopaedic Practitioner (NMC Nurse / Senior Orthopaedic Practitioner with BOA certificate)

British Casting Certificate Holder: Trauma and Orthopaedic Outpatients

**Part-time hours considered**

We have a full-time vacancy for a Registered Nurse with British Casting Certificate or a Senior Orthopaedic Practitioner within the Trauma and Orthopaedic Outpatients Department at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

We are looking to appoint a qualified Orthopaedic Practitioner with British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Casting Certificate and current BOA registration. Experience working in a Plaster Room setting for at least one year would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will provide specialist and routine casting/splinting at Royal Berkshire Hospital and spokes. You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team to provide patient-centred casting services. You would be expected to have a flexible approach in ensuring the work of the department is carried out to the required high standards.

You will be expected to deliver care without direct supervision and to teach / instruct all grades of medical and nursing staff in safe casting technique. You will act as a role model, delivering care with empathy and compassion as a part of a multidisciplinary team.

The successful candidate will contribute to the continuous evaluation of systems to improve the service and meet targets. You will communicate and cooperate clearly and professionally with all members of the multi-disciplinary team across the Trust to facilitate effective provision of care and treatment.

There will be the opportunity to develop leadership and management skills.

The department currently covers Monday-Friday daytime hours.

If you enjoy working as part of a team, working in a fast moving environment with variety to your day, then come and join our friendly team.

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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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Sister Tracey Chapple on 0118 322 7550 or