Do you think you can live our values every day? Can you protect our fantastic reputation? Are you ready to help deliver world class care every day? Will you play your part in our transformation journey? If so, you might be exactly who we’re looking for...
First choice for orthopaedic care
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was recently named in the HSJ 100 best places to work. We’re a specialist hospital with a lot of very special people, a hospital big enough to deliver world class services and small enough to offer exceptional patient experience.
It is our ambition to be first choice for orthopaedic care. We know it’s a big ambition; to achieve it we need talented, dedicated, passionate professionals to work with us. If you’re ready to be challenged, ready to innovate and collaborate and think you can provide the incredible standard of care and treatment our patients expect then we’d like to hear from you.
In return we’ll provide you with a fantastic place to learn and grow as a professional and a caring, supportive environment with a strong focus on development. We believe that investing in our people contributes to the strength of our organisation. You can expect a range of opportunities to strengthen your competencies and grow your skill set when you work with us.
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Supporting your application
If you are applying for a Board or Nursing post, as part of the selection process you will be asked questions based on our values, we will thoroughly check your technical competence for any given role however our selection methods will focus on the kind of person you are and whether you are able to be part of the team that will deliver our vision.
We are dedicated to creating a world class orthopaedic service every time for every patient and to be part of the team you need to be the type of person that will make it happen!
If you have been invited for a ‘value-based interview’ don’t worry, there are no right or wrong answers and no advance preparation is required. This style of interview is designed to explore how and why people do things, rather than what they do in any given circumstances. For us, it’s a really effective way of finding the kinds of candidates we know will flourish here.
You will be asked to give examples of situations you have experienced, so thinking about your working practice in advance of the interview is encouraged.
You will be asked a number of questions, the quantity will depend on the job role, all of which will relate to the Trust Values. The process is informal but structured to ensure fairness and consistency.
To help you prepare for a value-based interview, here are some sample questions:
- What has been the most difficult challenge that you have faced personally in working co-operatively with another person who did not share your values, beliefs or ideas? What was the impact on your ability to get things done? What was the impact on the other person’s ability to get things done?
- Give me an example of a time when you were particularly perceptive regarding a patient or colleagues feelings and needs? Describe what you did? What was the impact for you? For the patient/colleague?
- Being fully accountable for results sometimes means acknowledging what more we, personally, could have done to achieve desired results. Share about a time when you did not reach the expected results. What more could you have done in that situation to meet expectations?