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Rotational staff nurse

Band 5

Main area
Cystic fibrosis / C5 / D10 / RHDU
Band 5
Fixed term - 2 years (6 months in each area)
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 pa
23/10/2018 23:59

This is a unique, exciting, and innovative job opportunity to experience four specialist areas within medicine. On successful completion, you’ll have the option to apply for a permanent position. During the 24 months, you will complete a 6-month rotation, supported in practice by a dedicated mentor, in each of the following areas: 

- Wessex adult cystic fibrosis service
- C5 cystic fibrosis and isolation unit
- D10 isolation care
- Respiratory high dependency unit

You can read about the areas in the “Rotational Information” document, which you can find in the download section along with the job description and person specification.    

We’re looking for staff from all backgrounds that are looking for a change, a job with variety, and the opportunity to experience four different clinical settings within the same care group. This is an opportunity to develop your acute care skills, learn how to manage complex patients and their families, and to gain experience working within a specialist service.

Medicine is an area where the right nurse really can make a difference on a personal level, and where your career pathway starts!


At the end of this challenging and inspiring rotation, we'll offer the opportunity for you to stay in medicine. The skills and knowledge gained from this rotation will stand you in good stead to progress in these areas.

We offer excellent learning opportunities to support your commitment to your professional development and that of others. You’ll have a comprehensive competency programme, access to various educational opportunities including the Brompton course in Managing the Care of Children and Adults with Cystic Fibrosis and the Respiratory Education Programme.

You’ll have opportunities to develop both clinically and professionally within a supportive environment, delivered via our bespoke education and training programmes, by our dedicated in house education team, and through our strong links with the University of Southampton.


We want to hear from enthusiastic candidates with a keen understanding of our Trust values as well as what makes us great! You’ll need to be flexible, passionate and open to challenges, as well as to learning new skills as part of an expanding and enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team. You’ll also need to have attention to detail, outstanding customer service skills, and a positive, patient-centred approach, with excellent organisational and communication skills.

We’d like to hear from you if:

- you’re a motivated, passionate, committed, and enthusiastic team player
- you can demonstrate a kind and compassionate attitude
- you have a desire to provide effective and efficient care 

Flexibility to work the full range of shifts within a 24-hour shift pattern is essential.

We want you to play your part in shaping how we deliver truly individual care. So you’ll definitely need to bring vision and fresh ideas - and be willing to learn.  


University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to 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.


If you are interested in applying for this role, we would 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.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 23rd October

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Lead contact: Tessa Hodson
Tel: 023 8120 6801

You can find contact details for each of the rotational areas in the “Rotational Information” document.

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