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Staff Nurse - Cardiovascular and Thoracic

Band 5

Main area
Cardiovascular and Thoracic
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
188-NM2814
Site
Southampton General Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£24,907 - £30,615 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
09/06/2021 23:59

Job overview

We're recruiting nurses to join our cardiac high dependency unit (CHDU), coronary care unit (CCU), catheter lab and catheter lab day unit teams, as well as our wards - all part of the cardiovascular and thoracic care group at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).

Be an integral part of the team caring for patients with a wide range of healthcare needs including heart failure, heart disease, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery and thoracic surgery.

Please review our about our teams doucments for more information about the different units. 

If you are currently an overseas nurse – please do not apply for this post and instead send your CV to nurserecruitment@uhs.nhs.uk

If you are a newly qualified nurse – please apply to our newly qualified nurses positions

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached. 

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We can offer opportunities within the areas below through a bespoke rotational post that is tailored to you from the following areas: 

- Cardiology – including interventional cardiology, heart failure and electrophysiology

- Cardiac surgery

- Thoracic surgery

- Adult congenital cardiac ward

- Catheter laboratory and day unit

- Vascular 

We’re looking for motivated, enthusiastic and caring nurses to join one of the largest cardiovascular and thoracic centres in the country, providing services to a population of three million people and part of the major trauma centre. If you have a real passion for nursing, and are looking for an exciting, fast moving clinical field to develop your skills, we’d love to hear from you. 

Person specification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute health services
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Awareness of responsibilities for management of infection control

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Qualified nurse
  • NMC registered or registration pending
  • Evidence of on-going personal development

Aptitudes and skills

Essential criteria
  • Good written and oral communications
  • Able to use initiative
  • Analytical decision-making skills
  • Team player
  • Awareness of evidence based practice

Living the Trust Values

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Working Together
  • Always Improving
Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Lisa Attrill
Job title
Recruitment Coordinator
Email address
lisa.attrill@uhs.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02381206525

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