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Nurse/ Theatre Practitioner - Hand Day Case Ward

Band 5

Main area
Hand Day Case Unit
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Secondment: 12 months
Hours
30 hours per week (Part time)
Job ref
320-SURG-0557-INT-A
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 pro rata pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
05/07/2022 23:59

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

One Year Fixed term/secondment opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 secondment post on the Hand Day Case ward within the world renowned Pulvertaft Hand unit. The Pulvertaft Unit is one of the top hand centres and we have visiting surgeons from around the world and our patients come from far and wide to receive specialist care.

If you want to expand your skills this is a unique opportunity to work in a great learning environment. Applicants should be registered Nurses or Operating Department Practitioners.

The Hand Day Case suite comprises an 8 bedded ward area, 3 operating theatres and a recovery area within a day case setting offering all aspects of hand surgery including orthopaedics, trauma, micro vascular and plastic surgery.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team in a busy Day Case environment and should be able to confidently assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care.

If you are passionate about shaping and developing the patient care of the future, then this would be the ideal position for you. We welcome applications from all motivated and dedicated individuals.

We offer yearly mandatory training, in-house training and support as required.  Other training can also be arranged at the manager's discretion.

You must be physically able to work and support others.

Main duties of the job

The role requires the individual to work within our multidisciplinary team providing high quality, individualised care within the remit of Trust policies and procedures.

The post involves the admission of patients, pre and post operative care which includes second stage recovery. Our patients come to us from a large geographical  area and whilst most procedures are day case we do have some who require an in-patient stay. Our discharges are nurse/practitioner lead which includes a comprehensive plan of care.

It skills are advantageous as you will be required to admit, discharge and make appointments on Lorenzo. 

The post holder is expected to maintain their professional/essential development within the scope of their individual appraisal and according to service needs.

The department also facilitates a wide variety of learners and there is a desirability for the post holder to support/mentor them as appropriate. 

There may be an opportunity for rotation between the ward and theatre environments.

Closing date of applications:  5 July 2022

Interview date:  19 July 2022

If you are applying for an Internal Secondment, please ensure you have spoken to your line manager and have their support prior to your application. Please speak to the Recruitment Team if you have any questions.

Working for our organisation

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • A variety of flexible working options
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

 

Person specification

Registration

Essential criteria
  • NMC / HCPC

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience in a Day case setting
Desirable criteria
  • Interest in Hand surgery

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills and knowledge of communication styles

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Liz Ward
Job title
Lead Practitioner
Email address
elizabeth.ward2@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 788599

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 783342 / 07385 367225