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Trauma Unit
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (various working hours)
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Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£25,655 - £31,534 pro rata
Salary period
29/05/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Staff Nurse - Trauma Unit

Band 5



Job overview

If you are looking for an exciting challenge, then why not join our Trauma Unit? 

We have an exciting opportunity available at the Royal Cornwall Hospital for a Registered Nurse to join our committed team on the Trauma Unit - The Trauma Unit is a 54 bedded Trauma and Orthopaedic unit, which cares for patients that  pre-operative and post-operative, the Trauma Unit has a fantastic MDT approach and a wide variety of patients. 

We are seeking applications from nurses who have the ability and determination to learn and to gain new skills and competencies and who are motivated to develop the highest standards of care and who are committed to continuous improvement.

Successful applicants will have excellent communication skills and have a good knowledge and understanding of clinical standards. You must be able to work on your own initiative and also be an excellent team player whilst being prepared to develop as an individual and support others to develop.

Full and part time posts available.

Main duties of the job

To work as a skilled member of the nursing team.

To provide a high standard of compassionate patient centred care.

To lead and supervise the work of other qualified and unqualified staff within the team.

To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.

To be able to take charge of the ward in the absence of senior nursing staff, as deemed appropriate by the Ward Sister / Charge Nurse or Clinical Matron.


Working for our organisation

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target.  All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Update – NHS employees/applicants of frontline posts at the Royal Cornwall Trust are no longer required to be fully vaccinated against COVID by 1 April 2022.  This is pending the public consultation and Parliamentary review announced by the government. We may however request immunisation status but this will not impact working with the Trust.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To provide the highest standard of evidence based / research informed nursing care for all patients.

To plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care.

To supervise and support members of the ward team to ensure that all patients receive the appropriate care.

To maintain a compassionate, caring and safe environment for all.

To act as an advocate for the patients and their families and or carers, providing them with information and support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.

Please see the attached job description for full details.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Level 1 Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration / students pending registration
  • Commitment to obtain assessing / mentoring qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of professional portfolio
  • Basic computer skills


Essential criteria
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills


Essential criteria
  • Previous experience in an acute Trust within the last twelve months (this can include student placement)


Essential criteria
  • Understanding of evidence based practice to enhance care

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Charlotte Stockdale
Job title
Ward Sister
Email address
Telephone number
01872 252259
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