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COVID-19 Vacancy Registered Nurse- Trauma and Orthopaedics UHW

Band 5

Main area
Trauma and Orthopaedics
Band 5
Various full and part time hours available
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University Hospital of Wales, Heath
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata
Salary period
09/03/2021 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Location: UHW

Come and join our Trauma and Orthopaedic Family. We are a close knit team that is excited to welcome you. We all work well together to care for patients who have had a musculoskeletal injury or disease. Due to COVID 19 our departments have had to adapt to ongoing change and some wards now have a new location, some even a new mix of patients. We are an excellent team with a vast amount of knowledge and experience, with support systems in place ready to give you the best start to your nursing career.


A5 North is a 19 bedded unit that cares for Spinal injured patients from across Wales. We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic nurses to join our team. If Spinal Injuries is an area you are interested in and you are seeking new challenges we would like to hear from you.

A5 South is a 19 bedded unit that cares for Acute Trauma patients from across Wales, often with complex needs and a variety of fractures. If a fast paced,  acute trauma setting interests you we want to hear from you. 

We are a friendly team, open to change and new ideas. We offer a proactive learning environment, with the opportunity to study a variety of modules, along with in-service training opportunities.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, motivated, enthusiastic registered nurse to support the team. We welcome newly qualified applicants.

In return we can offer you:
- Induction, Support , preceptorship and ongoing professional development
- Objectives and a Personal Development Plan
- Appropriate training where identified in line with your KSF

Many of these departments are tertiary services which provide specialist and highly skilled services for the wider population of Wales.

As well as a dynamic, friendly working environment we offer a full induction programme and an individual personal development plan to guide your development within the role. We have an educational pathway to support ongoing learning development to enable all staff to maximise their potential in providing safe and effective care, supporting staff in academic learning. We have specialist staff working in a wide range of advanced roles who are keen to share their knowledge and skills with those who want to follow in their footsteps. This is supported by very proactive educational teams throughout the UHB, with all areas offering electronic self-rostering to help support your work life balance requirements.

We look forward to welcoming you to our team.

T&O’s history, current and future Plans.

Trauma patients are now being cared for at both the University Hospital of Wales (UHW), A5 North and South and University Hospital Llandough (UHL) West 1, West 3 and west 5. There are plans in place to recommence Elective Orthopaedic surgery in UHL in the near future. The Outpatient appointments for adult patients, for both Trauma and Elective care are held in Cardiff and Vale Orthopaedic Centre, UHL. All paediatric Trauma and Elective outpatient appointments are held in the Children’s Hospital in UHW.

How we will Support and Help you Progress!

When you join you will have a pathway tailored to your needs and wishes. You will be given four weeks of designated supernumerary status, allowing you the time to settle in to your new role. You will have named practice assessors and supervisors who will work with you to guide and help you achieve your goals. The NMPP will ensure you have the study days required to equip you with the specific clinical skills you need. The Practice Development Nurse (PDN) will see you regularly to give you the opportunity to chat openly and honestly about how you are settling it and will monitor your progress. The surgical Clinical Board have now joined up with medicine and are putting on a super day of training to consolidate your knowledge, give you the chance to speak to experts and Network. You will have generic and specific competencies to work through, alongside regular Trauma and Orthopaedic skills teaching with the PDN and Trauma Practitioners.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 9th March 2021

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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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Annabel Green - PPDN