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Registered nurse associate / associate practitioner

Band 4

Main area
Child Health
Band 4
Full Time/ Part Time
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£21,089 - £23,761 pa pro rata
20/02/2020 23:59
Interview date

Southampton Children’s Hospital and Neonatal Unit have a number of opportunities for Registered Nursing Associate’s (NA) or Associate Practitioners (AP) across different specialties.

A nursing associate and associate practitioner role is an integral part of the nursing team and will provide care and support for patients and service users and is intended to bridge the skills gap between health care assistants and registered nurses.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic AP’s/NA’s to join us within the Children’s Hospital, with vacancies across a range of specialities.


About Southampton Children’s Hospital

Southampton Children’s Hospital is part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust(UHS), and is one of the biggest Children’s hospitals in the UK, catering for a wide range of specialties. We are a leading paediatric trauma centre and accept referrals from across the Wessex network and beyond. 

We are currently in the process of building our own dedicated paediatric emergency department, as well as a dedicated children’s hospital, bringing all our services under one roof. This development will provide state of the art equipment and deliver world-class healthcare to the children in our region. We currently have over 100 beds catering for the paediatric healthcare needs of our patients over a wide geographical area.


In this role, you will:

  • Contribute to the provision and monitoring of high quality individualised nursing care in accordance with agreed policies and procedures.

  • Work in a collaborative and co-operative manner.

  • Develop personally and professionally to undertake all aspects of the Band 4 role.

  • Ensure all documentation is recorded in accordance with NMC and Trust standards


  • Along with the relevant qualifications, we are looking for you to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of Nursing procedures and practices

  • Evidence of on-going personal development

  • Completion of a Medicines Management Module as part of your foundation Degree

  • Evidence of working effectively in a team

  • Evidence of patient assessment skills


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.


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.


Interviews will be held on Friday, 13 March 2020.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d 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. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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Applicant requirements

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