Junior sister/charge nurse – Brooke ward

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We’re looking for a motivated and enthusiastic nurse to join our management team as a junior sister/charge nurse on Brooke ward. Based at Princess Anne Hospital, Brooke is our trauma and orthopaedics/orthogeriatric step-down unit.

This is a challenging but rewarding role, which will see you deal holistically with a wide range of conditions and treatments. If you’re dedicated and passionate about providing fantastic patient care, then Brooke ward will give you great job satisfaction as you prepare patients for discharge or ongoing therapy.

As one of the largest teaching Trust’s in England, you’ll find a real commitment to your training and development, with plenty of learning opportunities.


In this role, you’ll be responsible for assisting the senior sister/charge nurse in the management of the ward over a 24-hour period, ensuring we maintain high standards of care and available resources are utilised effectively.

Some of the duties this will involve include: 

  • demonstrating clinical expertise and acting as a role model within the clinical speciality
  • planning, implementing, and evaluating care, communicating change to relevant parties
  • supervising the professional work of nursing staff and exercise good leadership skills.
  • initiating changes benefiting the standard of care to patients

You’ll also work to maintain good working relationships and communication with other departments, as well as encouraging effective working relationships and the development of a cohesive nursing team within Brooke ward.


As well as the relevant registration with the NMC, and experience at band 5 or equivalent within the specialty, we’re looking for you to demonstrate:

  • you’re pro-active in ensuring high quality, evidence-based care
  • you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • organisational and problem-solving ability

An Orthopaedic or Elderly Care qualification or module would be desirable, but not essential. We’re looking for you to evidence continuing professional development, a strong commitment to developing others, and sound decision-making skills.


University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we would encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, follow the link below to complete an application.

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.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:


http://www.discoversouthampton.co.uk/   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy

https://www.uhs-vle.co.uk/   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS

http://www.youtube.com/user/SouthamptonHospitals   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

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.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:


The Trust is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789
Web: http://careers.uhs.nhs.uk/

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12 February 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £28,050 - £36,644 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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