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Trauma Co-ordinator - Trauma & Orthopaedics

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Surgery and Critical Care
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
04/08/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

We are looking for someone to join our established team of Trauma Co-ordinators to provide a high standard of care to our patients, this post will be a permanent role for 37.5 hours per week.

We are delighted to offer a suitably qualified person the opportunity to work in an exciting, modern and forward thinking organization. The successful candidate will be dynamic and committed to providing the best possible care, compassion and commitment to the patients and to the team with which they will work and will be supported to learn the role.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve

  • Assisting with the prioritisation of the Trauma list
  • Supporting consultants with their plans
  • Liaising with wards & Service Managers
  • Maintaining regular contact with patients to update with their plan
  • Data collection such as updating the National Hip Fracture database 
  • Audits  
  • Helping to support with projects such as neck of femur reducing length of stay
  • Skin & safety surveillance
  • Be an active participant in virtual fracture clinics

All staff are encouraged to develop both personally and professionally and to be involved in the development of the unit.

The department is committed to appraisal, to support continuous education and professional development.


Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre. 

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/  

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • 1st level registered nurse
  • Recent post basic clinical qualification in the relevant clinical area
  • Mentoring/assessing qualification
  • Teaching qualification e.g. City and Guilds, Professional Trainers Certificate
Desirable criteria
  • Recent leadership development or willingness to work towards a leadership qualification
  • ECDL or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Recent relevant experience at senior level within the speciality
  • Evidence of clinical competence in speciality
  • Able to assume a lead clinical role as appropriate
  • Understanding of the setting and monitoring standards
  • Evidence of teaching and developing staff
  • Able to work as a member of the multidisciplinary clinical team

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Committed to CPD of self and others
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and its application
  • Demonstrate ability to obtain and evaluate information to aid decision making and to develop others in this area.
  • Ensures that own actions support equality, diversity, rights and maintain quality
  • Demonstrate people management skills
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sara Lavis
Job title
Trauma Coordinator
Email address
Telephone number
via switchboard
Additional information

Heather Bendall 01524 512285