Are you looking for your next challenge in a rewarding, exciting and forward thinking environment? Ward F5 within University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is seeking a Charge Nurse / Sister to join our established senior leadership team.
We are a 28 bedded regional unit for head and neck surgery. We pride ourselves on being forward thinking and improving clinical practice. We have developed a free flap pathway for our maxillofacial patients undergoing life changing surgery, which has been proven to standardised care, enhanced recovery for our patients and shortening their hospital admission. The F5 team drives high standards of care for all our patients and are dedicated to continually improving patients care and experience from admission to discharge. The F5 team are in the process of developing other treatment pathways, using clinical evidence. This aims to optimise patient’s outcomes, improve their experience and reduce length of stay. We are a proud spirited team who always put the patient first whilst building trusting relationships with our patient and their families.
As the successful candidate, your skills as a senior role model will be pivotal in supporting the personal and professional development of the ward nursing team with the support of your ward manager. You will ensure that quality agendas are being met, making certain that your team are delivering safe, effective, timely care in a caring and supportive environment. The role also incorporates bleep holding duties where you will be responsible for coordinating and managing the surgical unit in overseeing the acuity of patients and ensuring safe staffing levels are met in each individual ward area.
We are looking for a person with a positive proactive leadership style, a team player who is passionate about developing staff so they in turn deliver a high standard of patient care. You must have
post qualifying experience in a relevant acute hospital speciality, with the aptitude and skill necessary to lead and motivate a team of nurses, working closely with the MDT. Previous experience of tracheostomy and Laryngectomy knowledge would be beneficial to the role. If you believe you have the dedication and inspiration along with the necessary skills that we are seeking we would love to discuss this opportunity with you further.
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.
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 Thursday, 28th January 2021
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.
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.