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Staff nurse - elective ward

Band 5

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Band 5
Full Time/Part Time (minimum 20 hours per week)
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Southampton General Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 pa pro rata
07/11/2018 23:59

We are looking to recruit staff nurses with a broad skill set who can demonstrate clinical excellence in the acute setting. Our trauma and orthopaedic service is a leading national trauma centre, supported by a large team of specialist experts.

As part our ever expanding and evolving service we are looking for highly motivated nurses to join the team within our 18-bedded elective orthopaedic ward.  Ward F4 accommodates both male and female elective patients.  The ward caters to hip, knee, shoulder and other types of upper and lower limb replacements including complex revision surgeries.  The ward also uses an enhanced recovery pathway for elective patients, which is supported by an elective nurse practitioner. As F4 is an elective ward, there is a fast turnover and rehabilitation of patients.  Our length of patient stay has an average of 3-4 days.  You will also be given a chance to care for people who have PCA’s, epidural and local infusions post-operatively.   Trainings are readily available for you to access, for example, trauma & orthopaedic course, trauma awareness days, among others, specific to orthopaedics.


Quotes from staff:

‘Joined F4 last September and found the team very welcoming & supportive.  There are lots of opportunities here with us and I can really see my career developing within orthopaedics.’   DM –SR

‘As a former student of this ward, and now part of this team as a staff nurse, I find it as a perfect environment to apply and develop my newly learnt knowledge and skills at university and during my placement in F4.’  LW-SN

‘Coming from Spain, I was very welcomed and felt like I was part of a family in an instant. Have been working on F4 for 3 years now' PCS-SN

The successful candidate will be dedicated and pro-active in ensuring high quality, evidence based care is implemented and rendered with compassion.  You will be an individual who demonstrates excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills. You will need to demonstrate continuing professional development, a strong commitment to developing others and sound decision-making skills.

So what can you look forward to? To start with, this is a hugely challenging role that will see you deal holistically with a wide range of conditions and treatments. You’ll find a real commitment to your training and development, with plenty of learning opportunities not to mention the multiple staff discounts we have to offer whilst working at UHS.

Southampton is a great place to live and work. It is a vibrant and evolving city with the idyllic New Forest and outstanding coastline that’s right on your doorstep.

If it’s time your career took off, we would love to hear from you.

Informal visits are encouraged. 


Closing date for applications Wednesday 7th November


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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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Senior Sister Jeanne Hiponia


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