Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

An exciting opportunity has arisen on the John Atwell Day Ward (JADW) for a highly motivated, dedicated registered nurse with good leadership qualities to join our friendly, supportive nursing and multidisciplinary teams. 

ABOUT THE TEAM

John Atwell is a busy ten bed ward which sees over 5,500 children a year.  It has close links with the welcome research unit and maintains close liaison with the multi-disciplinary team across a range of specialties including gastroenterology, endocrinology, allergy, nephrology and rheumatology.    History taking and physical assessment courses are available to support further education and training.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Act as a role model to nursing staff, encouraging effective working relationships and development of a cohesive nursing team.
  • Assess needs of incoming medical patients ensuring any specialist input/prescribing is organised prior to admission
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care, ensuring good communication throughout
  • Support a range of learners in practice and support colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Act up for the ward manager in times of absence

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

The applicant should be motivated, enthusiastic and able to work with maturity in pressurised situations. You will be expected to show:

  • Sound leadership skills
  • Good planning and organisation skills
  • Support and be able to motivate a team to provide safe care of the highest quality to all of our patients and their relatives.

Applicants’ should have post qualifying experience in a relevant specialty which includes working in an acute paediatric environment.  The applicant will be expected to show good co-ordination and leadership skills participating in workload planning and coordination of care of booked patients.  You will be expected to cover all shifts, including some weekend work.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

 As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON

UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interviews will be held on Thursday 10th October 2019.

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.uhs.nhs.uk/WorkingHere/Typesofjob/Nurses/Returntonursing.aspx

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:

http://www.uhs.nhs.uk/relocating-to-southampton

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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11 September 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata GBP per year
Sector:
Healthcare and Medical
Profession:
Nursing
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