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Sister / Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
09/03/2020 23:59
Interview date

An exciting opportunity has arisen for highly motivated, enthusiastic, dynamic nurse to join our friendly multidisciplinary team in Neurosciences ICU as a Band 6 sister/charge nurse. Take this unique opportunity to join us now for a chance to experience and contribute to developments to enhance this regional service.

Candidates should be forward thinking and be able to demonstrate sound innovative leadership styles and skills. You should also be eager to develop your own clinical and management skills. You may also have the opportunity to be involved with Practice Development and Education. You will need to be motivated, enthusiastic and enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

You will need to demonstrate continuing professional development and a strong commitment to developing others and have an understanding of how to improve and provide safe, quality care for patients and their relatives.

This post requires the individual to be fully flexible as will need to cover the full range of shifts.


Neurosciences Intensive Care is a 13-bedded unit in University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation trust, offering an integrated specialist regional service for neurosurgical and neurological patients admitted as either emergencies or elective patients for a population of over three million.

As a specialist unit situated within the Wessex Neurological Centre (a centre of excellence in the treatment of neurological disorders), we admit patients with a range of neurological and neurosurgical conditions, including multi trauma patients as Southampton is designated as a regional major trauma centre. As a unit we actively participate in various research programmes and we also are have a team of Nurse Specialists who support the delivery of patient care

We pride ourselves in the provision of exemplary standards of care, our patient outcomes and the support we provide to our patients, relatives and staff. A recent CQC inspection stated that as a trust we are caring, effective, well led with a culture of innovation and research.


The successful candidate will be required to:

  1. To take charge of the Unit on a regular basis in the absence of a senior nurse

  2. To assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised care, providing support to other members of the multidisciplinary team.

  3. To lead, motivate and supervise the professional work of nursing staff at Band 5 and below, exercising good leadership and control.

 If you enjoy the challenge of working in a busy environment and you are looking for a position which will challenge and stretch you then this is the post for you.


You will need to have:

  • First level Registered Nurse

  • A Neurosciences or Critical Care qualification

  • Evidence of supporting learners in practice experience.

  • Evidence of management experience

  • Clinical and Leadership Ability

  • Up to date experience of working in a Critical Care setting

  • Good interpersonal, communication skills


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.


University Hospitals Southampton is a large teaching hospital located in the vibrant city of Southampton, close to the beautiful New Forest and the stunning coastline of the south coast.

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.


Interviews will be held on 25th March 2020


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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Further details / informal visits contact

Linda Monk

Matron - Neuro ICU

02381 203880


Sarah Irwin

Senior Sister - Neuro ICU

02381 206401


Bev Harris

Senior sister - Neuro ICU

02381 206401

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