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Full Time
Plymouth
£23,023 - £29,608 / year
NHS Band 5

Job Description

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is a dynamic and challenging environment, which provides acute healthcare for people in Plymouth, South West Devon and South East Cornwall, and has more than 6,500 staff working in its services.

The Trust became a teaching hospital with the opening of the Peninsula Medical School, a joint venture with the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter and We are the largest teaching hospital in the South West and have an active commitment to developing and supporting our staff.

The Trust is one of the largest acute healthcare providers in the country. Our services include Emergency and Acute Assessment units, General Medical and Surgical Services, Cancer Care, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Dentistry, Ear Nose and Throat, Neurosciences and Renal services. We offer a full range of general hospital services to around 450,000 people in Plymouth, North and East Cornwall and South and West Devon. These include emergency and major trauma services, maternity services, paediatrics and a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical sub-specialties.

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.


Do you enjoy sun, sea, sand and surf or the open countryside and are you a nurse looking for a new exciting job in the beautiful South West of England .Then Plymouth is the place to come!

Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city packed full of attractions, activities, shopping, entertainment and sightseeing. Come rain or shine you’ll find something for everyone among the city streets, surrounding countryside and marine environment beyond. It is the ideal location to allow you to enjoy the outside life and explore the beautiful moors and coast.

Our Orthopaedic Unit requires motivated Registered Nurses who are forward thinkers with a ‘can do’ attitude and a passion for nursing to join us. You will be part of an exciting, friendly team working together in a fast moving, ever changing environment. Sharp Ward has the unique opportunity of being able to offer staff both experience in medical and surgical nursing due to the complex patients that are admitted. Sharp Ward is a 29 bed unit which delivers care for patients with fractured hips, under the care of the Ortho-geriatrician Team who support the process and ensure patients receive high level service within the recognised National Framework. Be instrumental in delivering the care these patients deserve to receive. Contact Sister Melanie Avis-Morrell ( Email address removed ) or [Click here to apply]

Registered Nurses with excellent communication skills, team players and those who strive to deliver high standards of care are invited to apply. We offer a Structured Induction Programme supported by our Orthopaedic Education Team, and in addition newly qualified Registered Nurses are also enrolled on to the Trusts Preceptorship Program. Rotation through the 3 wards will be considered to enhance the overall experience and for professional development.

Full and part time hours are available.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***




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University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults. Many of our posts are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS). A copy of the DBS Code of Practice is available on request. Should the position that you are applying for be subject to a DBS check, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust will fund the cost* of your DBS check application. Should you decide to voluntarily resign from the Trust within two years from the start date of employment, you will be asked to meet the cost* of the original DBS application, which will be reclaimed from your last month’s salary. *Current cost of an enhanced DBS is £44.00 per application.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




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