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Staff nurse + £2,000

Band 5

Main area
Ward F3
Band 5
Full Time/Part Time (minimum 25 hours per week)
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 pa pro rata
07/11/2018 23:59

We are looking to recruit Staff nurses with a broad skillset who can demonstrate clinical excellence in the acute setting.

Quotes from our staff:

“On F3 we are happy, sociable people and we are like one family” Senior SN ML

“We love and care each other and nurture new members of our team.” Sr FM

Here at UHS, we recognise the significant contribution your skills and expertise makes to patient care. In light of this we are offering a one off payment of £2000 to new external applicants with active NMC pins appointed within Neurosciences services, to show our commitment to you. In exchange, you will be committed to remaining with your allocated ward area for a minimum of 12 months, working in partnership with like-minded healthcare professionals in developing others whilst actively contributing to patient safety, experience and outcomes.

Our Trauma and Orthopaedic service is a leading National Trauma Centre, supported by a large team of specialist experts.

As part our ever expanding and evolving service we are looking for highly motivated nurses to join the team within our 24-bedded trauma ward. This ward is split into both male and female bays. There is a strong ethic on the ward of promoting patient safety, dignity and infection prevention. The ward specialises in Dementia Care, but also has a varied patient group from simple to polytrauma. We are a forward thinking and dynamic team who all share a strong team ethos. We like to encourage innovative practice and education is positively supported.

The wider Trauma and Orthopaedic Care Group consists of:

  • - National and Local Major Trauma Centre
  • - Elective Orthopaedic Surgery
  • - Step Down to Rehab
  • - Fast Track Fracture Neck of Femur service
  • - Outpatients


All specialities are supported by a team of Specialist Nurses/Co-ordinators and Advanced Nurse Practitioners.

The successful candidate will be dedicated and pro-active in ensuring high quality, evidence based care. You will be an individual who demonstrates excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills. You will need to demonstrate continuing professional development, a strong commitment to developing others and sound decision-making skills.

So what can you look forward to? To start with, this is a hugely challenging role that will see you deal holistically with a wide range of conditions and treatments. You’ll find a real commitment to your training and development, with plenty of learning opportunities. You will develop into a highly skilled trauma nurse with dementia expertise.

Southampton is a great place to live and work. It is a vibrant and evolving city with the idyllic New Forest and outstanding coastline that’s right on your doorstep.

If it’s time your career took off, we would love to hear from you.

Informal visits are encouraged. 

Closing date for applications Wednesday 7th November.

Recruitment and Retention premia payments are not applicable to individuals who are moving from Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust or any NHS staff working within Hampshire or the Isle of Wight, including within the Solent strategic alliance partners - i.e. Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Isle of Wight NHS Trust. (T&C apply)


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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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