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Staff nurse rotation - gastroenterology ward and endoscopy unit

Band 5

Main area
Endoscopy/Gastroenterology ward
Band 5
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£ 28,050 - £ 36,644 pa
25/02/2019 23:59

Monthly rotation between endoscopy unit and gastroenterology ward

A new pioneering and exciting opportunity has arisen for dynamic registered nurses to work across our endoscopy unit and gastroenterology ward on a monthly rotation basis.  This is an ideal opportunity to develop an enhanced knowledge of gastroenterology conditions and skills in their management and treatment. 

Previous medical and endoscopy nursing experience is not essential, as we can provide full training and support to the successful candidate.

Working in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Both areas are fast paced and challenging environments, constantly modernising to deliver high quality services within current healthcare demands, however in return it does provide an exciting opportunity to develop both personally and professionally.

Our departments:

-      Our gastroenterology and liver unit is made of 3 wards.

-      The Endoscopy unit has 6 rooms currently developing the facility to carry out GA procedures within  

        the unit.

  • You will be working alongside a wide range of leading clinicians in the gastroenterology field, including specialist teams providing pioneering treatment and research.
  • is a tertiary referral centre, taking complex patients from across the region
  • is a GI bleed centre, taking emergency referrals from neighbouring hospitals
  • participates in a variety of research programmes
  • Endoscopy is a JAG accredited training centre
  • Have an excellent reputation for innovation and development

We can offer you:

  • Access to a bespoke education programmes including gastroenterology and heptology, endoscopy skills, management and personal development courses.
  • opportunities to develop both personally and professionally within a supportive environment
  • opportunities to enhance your skills and be part of a forward-thinking team
  • opportunities to be involved in GRS and JAG accreditation activities

This is an ideal opportunity for those who wish to develop their career within the gastroenterology specialty as this position will give you a focused skill base.  Nurses in both areas have previously continued their careers in:

  • Nursing management.
  • Specialist nurse roles for example - Gastroenterology, Inflamatory bowel diseases, heptology, nurse endoscopist, endoscopy therapeutic and capsule endoscopy specialist nurse.
  • Education roles - education skills facilitators.
  • Operational role.

If you’re a forward-thinking individual who’s eager to hone your clinical skills in a clinical speciality that’s leading the way, then we want to hear from you.

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. One of our main objectives has been to become a top ten research trust, with the pharmacy department being an integral part of achieving this.

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 have any further questions about the role or wish to have an informal visit please contact us using the information below.

Closing date for applications will be Monday 25th February

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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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Sandra Souto Hermida

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