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Surgical Nurse - Band 5 RGN - Orthopaedics

Job Introduction

If you're a hard-working and experienced Band 5 RGN looking for Full-Time or Ad Hoc work, this is an opportunity you won't want to miss!

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Surgical Nurse to work on an Orthopaedic ward in a large hospital in Crewe, Cheshire. The hospital has an excellent reputation, with around 4,500 members of staff and approximately 540 hospital beds in specialist wards such as Cardiac, Respiratory, Colorectal/GI, Elderly Care, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT), General Surgery, Gynaecology, Cancer/Oncology, Maternity, Rheumatology, Trauma & Orthopaedics and Urology to name a few, plus a 14 bedded Intensive Care unit.


During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its Be Safe BeEquiPPEd campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.


The unit provides care for patients who have musculo-skeletal injuries and painful conditions of the joints, where just some of their services include:


  • Keyhole surgery for all major joints
  • Upper limb surgery
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Complex hip and knee surgery including revision
  • Young adult hip service
  • Knee ligament reconstruction



Duties will include:


- Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care of patients with a variety of orthopaedic conditions and injuries

- Care of the pre-op and post-op patient   

- Liaising effectively with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure timely delivery of care 

- Recording and monitoring vital signs 

- Administration of medications 

- Wound care management

- Blood sugar management 

- Maintaining accurate records of care





  • Active NMC registration
  • A minimum 6 month’s surgical experience within a UK hospital
  • Right to work in the UK
  • UK references
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Time management and decision making skills
  • Basic IT Skills



  • Excellent salary
  • Flexible working - choose your own shifts! Full-time, part-time or ad-hoc days, nights and weekend shifts available. 
  • Daily Payroll - Get paid the day after your shift!
  • Dedicated Recruitment Consultant, a former nurse, available to contact 24/7
  • Fast-Track Registration
  • Training and support
  • Excellent referral bonuses available 
  • Assistance with travel and accommodation - should you require to stay overnight if you are travelling from far away



Location of the Hospital:


- Within 20 minutes from Nantwich, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Runcorn. 

- Within 35 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly, Liverpool Lime Street, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Northwich and Tamworth 

- Within 45 minutes from Dudley, West Bromwich and Wrexham. 

- Within 1 hour from Birmingham, Telford and Nuneaton 

- Within 90 minutes from London Euston, Leicester, Leamington Spa and Coventry


Please note, if you are travelling from far away, we can assist with travel and accommodation.



If you are a dynamic, passionate and proactive nurse looking for a new challenge, apply now, or call Laura on 07880038201, or email [email protected] to discuss this opportunity further! 


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