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Staff nurse - general surgery development post

Band 5

Main area
General Surgery
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 pa
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Come and join our nursing team in our general surgery development post!

Our multi-professional team is leading the way in providing high-quality, educated care for the general surgical patient. We provide a career development pathway (CDP) for trained nurses from band 5 to band 7 - and you could be a part of that.

About our general surgery team

Our team consists of healthcare assistants, specialist associate practitioners, staff nurses, junior and senior sisters/charge nurses, and is lead by two matrons who strive for high-quality patient care and are committed to investing in you. We embrace innovative thinking here in general surgery and are looking for motivated, enthusiastic individuals, who are also keen team players to join our general surgery team.

Our strategy is one of delivering and being part of a proud and professional workforce, striving for excellence in customer care, staff satisfaction, and patient experience.

Our specialities consist of UGI, LGI, HPB, Urology, Intestinal Specialist Unit, Head & Neck including Head & Neck Assessment, Acute Surgery consisting of our Surgery ED and Acute Admissions Short Stay. CQC Rated in 2017 as Good achieving this through all domains.

What we're looking for

We're looking for you to be be energetic and forward thinking, have the courage to challenge and demonstrate commitment to the care group’s strategy. You'll need to demonstrate continuing professional development and have an understanding of how to improve and provide safe, quality care for patients and their relatives.

What we can offer you

We provide a structured programme of clinical skills, managerial and leadership development for you to access. Included in our CDP is the Principles of Surgical Nurse course (POSN), affiliated with the University of Southampton – this course is the first in the UK specifically designed for surgical nurses. Throughout the CDP we support academic development at level 6 and level 7.

About out Trust

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

About Southampton

Southampton has recently been ranked as the third best place in the UK to live and work by PwC. Situated on the south coast, we have an international airport and are 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.

For more information or to apply

If you’re 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. If you’re ready to apply, please follow link at the bottom of this advert to complete an application form.

Closing date for applications Thursday 21st 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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Further details / informal visits contact

Rebecca Jones 
023 8120 6507

Joanne Rigby 
023 8120 4430

Tracy Richards 

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