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Staff Nurse - Children's Emergency and Trauma Department

Band 5

Main area
Emergency Medicine
Band 5
Full Time / Part Time
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata
10/02/2021 23:59

There has never been a more exciting time to join the paediatric workforce in the emergency department (ED) at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). We are looking for enthusiastic and committed registered nurses to join our expanding team.


Our children’s ED and the paediatric assessment have recently joined to make our new children’s emergency and trauma department. If you’re a registered children’s nurse with an interest in emergency care – this is a great time to join our team.

Within a large teaching hospital we’re also the regional children’s major trauma centre. The new children’s emergency and trauma centre is anticipated to see approximately 30,000 children and young people. The purpose build service is a standalone department offering the following facilities – an 11 trolley acute illness and injury service, a safe room, eight bedded children short stay, children’s X-ray within the service, a treatment/procedural room. The department is also aiming to open the new resuscitation room the end of the year.

The benefit of the new service is the integrated skills of a PAU nursing team and a children ED team, streamlined to improve the experience for children requiring emergency care. The service is part of the Southampton Children Hospital strategy to ensure children’s nursing standards are maintained.

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


You will form an integral part of our multi-disciplinary team providing excellent, high quality care to our paediatric population. You will be providing a high standard of individualised patient care demonstrating the Trust values through your work.


We are looking for motivated and passionate nurses to join our friendly and dynamic team. This is a fast paced environment so excellent organisational and prioritisation of care skills are essential. If you are able to demonstrate a kind and compassionate attitude with a desire to provide effective and efficient care this is the place for you!

The department has a reputation for innovation and development and welcomes new ideas.  We offer excellent learning opportunities to support your commitment to your professional development and that of others. Strong nursing leadership includes a dedicated matron, consultant nurses and advanced practitioners to guide and support you. Every member of the team has a responsibility to safeguard and protect both adults and children and the trust is committed to all safeguarding legislation.


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.


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

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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