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Working in Trauma & Orthopaedics

About our Department

A career in Trauma and Orthopaedic Nursing can be rewarding, and at UHCW NHS Trust we offer a supportive and proactive philosophy towards both patient care and service/staff development.  A comprehensive competency package coupled with dedicated induction and perception by trained, senior staff ensures your personal development is supported.

Annual appraisals, personal development reviews and a dedicated team of cascade link Nurses ensures that our department provides a learning environment that draws on the experience of all members of the multi-disciplinary team.  This enables us to be confident in our goal of achieving even greater standards of care and service delivery.

All staff in our dynamic team strives to deliver the highest standards of care and will continue to do so as our services expand.


Across Trauma & Orthopaedics we work as a team and use our professionalism and registration to complement rather than restrict this.

All staff are encouraged to take an active role in care planning and delivery as well as in how our service is run.  Regular social events and shared interests also help unite our team.

Our Services

• Inpatient elective surgery

• Tertiary referral centre

• Dedicated major trauma enhanced care unit

• Hyper-acute Hip fracture unit

• Orthopaedic admissions facility

• Prehabilitation classes

• In department rehab facilities

• Specialist Consultants

• Advanced Nurse practitioners

• Clinical Nurse specialists

• T&O Clinical education lead

• Integrated discharge team


We offer a negotiable/flexible work pattern that can help give you work life balance and get the best out of your career.

Rotational posts through elective and trauma areas are also available.

As a team we are committed to ensuring patients receive holistic and individualised care meeting all their needs.

We strive to ensure that the needs of dignity and respect are always met.  We believe that our patients have a responsibility to their own health and should be encouraged to participate in decisions affecting it.

We aim to give quality care at all times that is evidence based and delivered by enthusiastic, educated and developed Nurses.  We will, as a team, respect each other as we respect our patients and their significant others.

For more information about working in this speciality or to arrange an informal visit contact:

Caroline Rudd (Modern Matron)  - [email protected]




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