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Staff Nurse – Specialist Medicine

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Specialist Medicine
NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 pa pro rata
Salary period
26/04/2023 23:59

Job overview

We’re looking for nurses to join our medicine care group at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). The medicine care group incorporates inpatient respiratory, gastroenterology, general medicine, medicine for older people and cystic fibrosis ward.

Please review our about our teams documents for more information about the different units. 

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If you are a newly qualified nurse – please apply to our newly qualified nurses positions


Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached. 

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will join a team who are motivated and passionate about delivering high quality care to our patients. You will work alongside our multi-disciplinary team to ensure treatment is given in line with Trust protocols. Giving and receiving regular reports on the progress of patients, immediately acting on any changes in the patients’ condition, and reporting them to the relevant health care professional.

In this role you will also in conjunction with fellow staff nurses you will provide supervision to members of the team and participating in both formal and informal teaching.

What we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated team player with a strong interest in Acute Medicine. You will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to promote a collaborative approach to caring for acutely unwell patients and will embrace the challenge of working in a busy and challenging environment.  If you have a strong focus on patient care, proven leadership skills and are able to work inter-professionally across boundaries then we are keen for you to join our team.

This is a great opportunity to develop your skills. Evidence of your ability to create an effective learning environment is essential. You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent clinical skills and be able to support junior colleagues in their development.

Additional Information

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Qualified nurse
  • NMC registered or registration pending
  • Evidence of on-going personal development


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute health services
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Awareness of responsibilities for management of infection control

Aptitudes and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Able to use initiative
  • Analytical decision-making skills
  • Team player
  • Awareness of evidence based practice

Personal Qualitities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations
  • Ability to demonstrate practical judgement
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of learning needs

Trust Values

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Working Together
  • Always Improving

Special requirements

Essential criteria
  • Flexibility to cover service requirements
  • Ability to clarify rationale for application for this post

Outside Interests

Desirable criteria
  • Team work activities

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Graham Smith
Job title
Recruitment Coordinator
Email address
Telephone number
0238 120 6525

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