Staff Nurse

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

How would you like to be part of a regional paediatric orthopaedic unit?

Do you want to work in a busy caring environment?

Yes - Then this is the job for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Southampton Children’s Hospital on G3 orthopaedic and trauma unit for highly motivated, dedicated registered nurses to join our friendly, supportive nursing team.  G3 specialises in orthopaedic surgery accepting tertiary referrals from across the Wessex Network and is part of the Trust’s paediatric trauma centre; the only one on the south coast.

G3 has a dedicated clinical facilitator to support staff and the Children’s Hospital offers fantastic training and development opportunities, giving you the best possible platform to achieve the career you want, with HDU in house training and specialist orthopaedic development days.

G3 is a 20 bedded unit catering for those who require orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation; including specialist spinal surgery, and major trauma patients.  The ward has 2 high dependency beds to support children undergoing spinal surgery.  G3 cares for babies, children and young people up to the age of 18. It also supports a number of medical patients, particularly over busy winter months, giving staff a wide experience and breadth of skills.

In this role, you will:

  • provide a high standard of individualised nursing care
  • communicate effectively with a multi disciplinary team at UHS
  • maintain accurate records of observation, treatment and patient/family care

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

The flexibility to work the full range of shift patterns within 24 hours is essential and previous experience as a qualified nurse in a paediatric environment is desirable. The unit would welcome newly qualified nurses also, but applicants would need to apply for these roles through the Children’s Hospital NQN process (see separate NHS jobs advert).

We’ve worked hard as a Trust to make improve the efficiency of our services and as a result, we are currently in financial surplus. We are one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked;

      • seventh in the country for staff engagement
      • fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care

Why Live and work in Southampton City?

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.

We look forward to receiving your applications and are more than happy to accommodate informal visits and chats. For further information please contact Lucia Lazzeri-Ford as below.

We look forward to working with you soon!

Interview – Friday, 8 March.

Closing date – Monday, 25 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:

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24 February 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £ 23,023 - £ 29,608 pa pro rata GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Only direct applications will be considered

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789