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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Neurosciences
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent and Fixed term
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
188-NM2699
Site
Southampton General Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
26/01/2021 23:59
Interview date
03/02/2021

Exciting opportunities have arisen at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) within Neurosciences.

Are you looking for an opportunity to enhance your leadership skills by joining a nursing team that thrives on challenging themselves to improve all aspects of their ward performance and ensuring their patients always receive high standards of care?

If so, we would love to have you join our teams. We have opportunities for three band 6 ward sisters/charge nurses (Permanent (full time, 37.5 hours per week) and 12 months fixed term (full time, 37.5 hours per week) – Please indicate preference in your application form).

ABOUT THE TEAM

The Wessex neurological centre (WNC) provides a dedicated, integrated 24-hour acute neurosurgical, neurological, spinal and stroke assessment, investigation and treatment service. Sitting within a large teaching hospital, it has clear priorities for maintaining high standards of care and developing specialist services for the community and purchasers of the former Wessex region, West Sussex and the Channel Islands. We support our staff, offering a variety of opportunities for career progression. When it comes to careers we are committed to developing yours. We support both professional and personal development, recognising its importance in delivering a quality service.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

To be responsible for assisting the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in the management of the ward/unit over a 24-hour period, ensuring high standards of care are maintained and available resources are utilised effectively.

You will be assisting in the day to day management and organisation of the spinal unit as required, demonstrating clinical expertise and acting as a role model within the Neurosciences setting.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for an individual, who is a strong leader and is highly motivated with excellent communication skills. The sister/charge nurse role requires a close working relationship with the multi-professional team to ensure that evidenced based quality care is delivered with compassion to every patient.

You will be required to have high clinical standards with a passion to make a difference for patients and staff alike. It is essential that you are good at promoting cooperation, building teams and developing people for the future, as well as focusing on your own professional growth.

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to and be part of a cohesive team who care for a diverse, rewarding patient group.

We support our staff, offering a variety of opportunities for career progression. When it comes to careers we are committed to developing yours. We support both professional and personal development, recognising its importance in delivering a quality service.

Our education, training and development team works alongside individuals and teams in practice. Formal teaching sessions and study days are available as is advice on academic pathways and career planning.

If you have a real passion for nursing and you are looking for an exciting, fast moving clinical field to develop your skills then look no further, apply now and join our team.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

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.

ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 03 February 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY

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

Name
Ryan Bird
Job title
Matron
Email address
Ryan.Bird@uhs.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02381206878

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