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Staff Nurse

24907 - 30615 GBP YEAR
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Registered Nurse Band 5– Elective Care Division:

General Surgery & Trauma and Orthopaedics

Full time/Part time vacancies available

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the friendly, hardworking and dedicated teams in General Surgery and Trauma & Orthopaedics within the Elective Care Division at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

We are a passionate, dynamic team who strive to deliver the highest quality patient care with a holistic and empathetic multi-disciplinary approach. If you have an interest in General Surgery or Trauma and Orthopaedic Care this is an ideal opportunity for you to grow and develop within our Elective Care Division. We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic applicants with a keenness for learning and the ability to adapt to change.

E3 is a 25 bedded male and female surgical ward specialising in caring for both male and female patients undergoing planned surgery and those admitted with acute surgical conditions. Our colorectal patients are part of the enhanced care pathway with the support from the colorectal MDT team. We offer surgical training with the specialist nurses such as stoma care, open abdomen wound management, pain management and total parental nutritional management.

E4 is an acute general surgical ward caring for both male and female patients. We pride ourselves on excellent standards in all aspects of the patient journey. We are friendly and welcoming and value team work as an integral part of the nursing approach. With an emphasis on developing staff through continuing professional development plans, working with our dedicated practice educator team.

F3 is a busy acute Surgical Assessment Unit with 25 beds caring for both male & female patients. We care for patients that are acutely ill and are admitted directly from the Emergency Department and the Ambulatory Care Unit. Patients are also sent directly to F3 from their GP for urgent assessment. Staff will be trained with the knowledge & skills to manage and care for this acutely unwell group of patients.

G3 is a male Orthopaedic ward caring for patients with a range of Orthopaedic conditions. The ward comprises 18 beds within the main ward and 6 Trauma Stabilisation beds. Our Trauma Stabilisation Unit caters for our more acutely unwell pre and post-operative patients who require a higher level of both medical and nursing care.

G4 is a female Trauma and Orthopaedic ward that mirrors the footprint and care provision of G3 and is therefore similarly divided between 18 beds on the main ward and 6 in the female Trauma Stabilisation Unit.

G5 is a 16 bedded protected elective ward which cares for all orthopaedic elective patients.

For further details / informal visits contact:


Elizabeth Patel- Matron for General Surgery- elizabeth.patel@boltonft.nhs.uk 01204 390390 Bleep 4631

Julie Pilkington- Matron for Orthopaedics & Rheumatology-julie.pilkington@boltonft.nhs.uk 01304 390390 Bleep 3098

Ward Managers

E3- Michelle Smith Probert- 01204 390649

E4- Louise Gill- 01204 390623

F3- Dawn Allen 01204 390328

G3- Shirley Whittaker 01204 390315

G4- Ian Butterworth 01204 390316