Trauma & Orthopaedics

A career in Trauma and Orthopaedic nursing is rewarding, and at UHCW we offer a supportive and proactive philosophy towards both patient care and service/staff development. Our service covers 79 beds over 3 wards taking patients with traumatic injuries and those with more than one body system in the trauma unit. We also have complex elective patients.

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. 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. 

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.

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.

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

Caroline Rudd - Modern Matron - [email protected]