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Sister/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Nursing and midwifery
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full/Part time
Job ref
188-NM2284
Site
Southampton General Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata
Closing
19/02/2020 23:59
Interview date
21/02/2020

We have exciting opportunities for Sisters / Charge Nurses to come and join our teams in both our inpatient respiratory and gastroenterology wards at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).

ABOUT THE TEAM

We are very proud of the outstanding care that we provide to our patients. We are friendly teams with a high supportive environment and our strong links with the university provide staff with excellent opportunities for ongoing education and professional development.

We have vacancies on;

D5 a 28 bedded respiratory ward

D9 a 28 bedded gastroenterology ward

Both wards form part of the medicine care group at UHS.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

You will be acting a role model for nursing staff, encouraging effective working relationships and the development of a cohesive nursing team. You will be responsible got assisting the Senior Sister in the management of the ward for a 24 hours period ensuring high standards of care are maintained.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for individuals, who are strong leaders that are highly motivated and have 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. If you are looking for a great opportunity to develop your management and leadership skills within an acute environment we would love to hear from you.

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

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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

Beth Wedge

Matron

elizabeth.wedge@uhs.nhs.uk

0238120 6832

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