Staff nurse - general surgery development post

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Come and join our nursing team in our general surgery development post!

Our multi-professional team is leading the way in providing high-quality, educated care for the general surgical patient. We provide a career development pathway (CDP) for trained nurses from band 5 to band 7 - and you could be a part of that.

About our general surgery team

Our team consists of healthcare assistants, specialist associate practitioners, staff nurses, junior and senior sisters/charge nurses, and is lead by two matrons who strive for high-quality patient care and are committed to investing in you. We embrace innovative thinking here in general surgery and are looking for motivated, enthusiastic individuals, who are also keen team players to join our general surgery team.

Our strategy is one of delivering and being part of a proud and professional workforce, striving for excellence in customer care, staff satisfaction, and patient experience.

Our specialities consist of UGI, LGI, HPB, Urology, Intestinal Specialist Unit, Head & Neck including Head & Neck Assessment, Acute Surgery consisting of our Surgery ED and Acute Admissions Short Stay. CQC Rated in 2017 as Good achieving this through all domains.

What we're looking for

We're looking for you to be be energetic and forward thinking, have the courage to challenge and demonstrate commitment to the care group’s strategy. You'll need to demonstrate continuing professional development and have an understanding of how to improve and provide safe, quality care for patients and their relatives.

What we can offer you

We provide a structured programme of clinical skills, managerial and leadership development for you to access. Included in our CDP is the Principles of Surgical Nurse course (POSN), affiliated with the University of Southampton – this course is the first in the UK specifically designed for surgical nurses. Throughout the CDP we support academic development at level 6 and level 7.

About out Trust

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

About Southampton

Southampton has recently been ranked as the third best place in the UK to live and work by PwC. Situated on the south coast, we have an international airport and are 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.

For more information or to apply

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. If you’re ready to apply, please follow link at the bottom of this advert to complete an application form.

Closing date for applications Thursday 21st February

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:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   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

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10 February 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £23,023 - £29,608 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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