Staff nurse - paediatric cardiac

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We’re looking for a motivated and dedicated registered nurse to join our regional paediatric cardiac service, Ocean ward, part of Southampton Children’s Hospital. A child nursing degree and experience of cardiac nursing would be an advantage, but we’re also interested in hearing from registered nurses without either, who have paediatric experience.

You will join our friendly, supportive nursing team in one of only a handful of specialist regional centres of paediatric cardiology. We are part of the Oxford Southampton paediatric cardiac network and work closely with Oxford Children’s Hospital to provide cardiac services, carrying out surgical and interventional procedures at Southampton.

E1 Ocean ward is a 20-bedded ward with four high dependency beds. We care for babies, children, and young people up to the age of 18 with heart or lung problems. Our referrals come from a wide geographical area, which includes 23 district hospitals from as far north as Northamptonshire and as far south as Cornwall and the Channel Islands. We care for children undergoing cardiac surgery and those requiring complex medical care for their heart condition. We have a 4-bed High Dependency Unit caring for neonates, children and teenagers requiring a high level of care or support e.g. inotropes, non-invasive ventilation e.g. CPAP, and external pacing.   We continue to develop and explore the service.

Education opportunities and support from our ward-based cardiac nurse facilitator and access to a variety of courses including: Student Mentor Course, EPLS, Neonatal Nursing Course and Congenital Cardiac Course as well as National Conferences and Study Days.

A child nursing degree and experience of cardiac nursing would be an advantage, but we’re also interested in hearing from registered adult nurses with experience in paediatrics, intensive care or cardiology that are looking to develop their paediatric skills.

In this role, you will:

  • provide a high standard of specialist individualised nursing care
  • communicate effectively with a multi disciplinary team at UHS and members of the Children’s heart Surgery Network to ensure treatments are carried out within agreed policies
  • maintain accurate records of observation, treatment and patient/family care
  • caring for High dependent cardiac surgical patients from neonates to teenagers

Along with the relevant qualifications, we are looking for you to demonstrate:

  • evidence of on-going professional development
  • good written and oral communication skills
  • awareness of evidence based practice
  • mentorship experience

What we can offer you:

  • A supportive and specialised team of cardiac doctors, nurse practitioners and nurse specialists to support your knowledge and personal nursing development in cardiac care.
  • A chance to work closely with our outstanding PICU and NICU teams with rotational opportunities available.
  • A chance to learn high-dependency cardiac nursing observation skills and clinical nursing skills e.g. ECG interpretation, pacing wire removal, chest drain management and removal.
  • Training in how to set up community support packages for complex needs patients.
  • Opportunity to learn inter-hospital transfer skills across the South and South West including air transfers to the Channel Islands.
  • Support and opportunities to develop your leadership skills to become a band 5 co-ordinator and access to trust-based leadership master classes. Career development opportunities available within the speciality including; sister/charge nurse posts, nurse specialist and nurse practitioner posts.

About Southampton Children’s Hospital

Southampton Children’s Hospital is part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, and is one of the biggest Children’s hospitals in...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

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Getting to Work

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Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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20 February 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £ 23,023 - £ 29,608 pa pro rata GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
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