Newly qualified nurses

Band 5

Main area
Child Health
Band 5
Full Time/Part Time
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£22,128 - £28,746 pa pro rata
15/06/2018 23:59

Newly qualified nurses - Southampton Children’s Hospital

From student nurse to staff nurse….

  • Do you want to consolidate your children’s nursing training in a large acute children’s hospital?
  • Are you looking for a challenge in your first post?
  • Are you motivated to give excellent patient care?
  • Do you want to make a difference and improve the patient experience for children, young people and their families?
  • Do you share our Trust values of putting patients first, always improving and working together?
  • Do you want variety in your place of work?
  • Do you want to be part of a developing children’s hospital?

If these match what you want, then at Southampton Children’s Hospital we want you.

The development of your skills and competencies is important to us in maintaining quality care in our children’s hospital. We will offer you a one-year preceptorship programme, along with full support from our education team, to aid your development throughout. This involves monthly study days to further refine and broaden your nursing skills. The year is underpinned by the completion of a reflective practice portfolio, which supports your transition and develops your confidence as an autonomous professional.

We offer a flexible career pathway; offering opportunities for staff to move around between the many specialities within the Children’s Hospital. If you are interested in this route please highlight this in your supporting statement, along with the specific choice of speciality you wish to be considered for as your first post.

Successful candidates will be offered opportunities for ongoing development to help realise their professional and personal ambitions.

We believe that having studied hard for your qualification, you have demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment, and we look forward to benefitting from your knowledge, skills and most importantly vision.

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to join one of Europe's leading teaching hospitals.

We strongly recommend that you refer to the person specification and job description when completing your application.

Please provide both an academic and a clinical reference.


Interviews will be held in July 2018.

We also warmly welcome you to attend our newly qualified recruitment day on 18 May 2018 from 11:00 to 14:00


Adult or dual field

Adult or dual field students will need to apply through the specific adult advert reference 188-NQNAdult2018-B.


Please note this post is for newly qualified paediatric nurses. We welcome applications from students within 18 months of qualifying.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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