We’re looking for a motivated and dedicated registered nurse to join our regional paediatric cardiac service, Ocean ward, part of Southampton Children’s Hospital. A child nursing degree and experience of cardiac nursing would be an advantage, but we’re also interested in hearing from registered nurses without either, who have paediatric experience.
You will join our friendly, supportive nursing team in one of only a handful of specialist regional centres of paediatric cardiology. We are part of the Oxford Southampton paediatric cardiac network and work closely with Oxford Children’s Hospital to provide cardiac services, carrying out surgical and interventional procedures at Southampton.
E1 Ocean ward is a 20-bedded ward with four high dependency beds. We care for babies, children, and young people up to the age of 18 with heart or lung problems. Our referrals come from a wide geographical area, which includes 23 district hospitals from as far north as Northamptonshire and as far south as Cornwall and the Channel Islands. We care for children undergoing cardiac surgery and those requiring complex medical care for their heart condition. We have a 4-bed High Dependency Unit caring for neonates, children and teenagers requiring a high level of care or support e.g. inotropes, non-invasive ventilation e.g. CPAP, and external pacing. We continue to develop and explore the service.
Education opportunities and support from our ward-based cardiac nurse facilitator and access to a variety of courses including: Student Mentor Course, EPLS, Neonatal Nursing Course and Congenital Cardiac Course as well as National Conferences and Study Days.
A child nursing degree and experience of cardiac nursing would be an advantage, but we’re also interested in hearing from registered adult nurses with experience in paediatrics, intensive care or cardiology that are looking to develop their paediatric skills.
In this role, you will:
Along with the relevant qualifications, we are looking for you to demonstrate:
Southampton Children’s Hospital is part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, and is one of the biggest Children’s hospitals in the UK, catering for a wide range of specialties. We are a leading paediatric trauma centre and accept referrals from across the Wessex network and beyond.
We are currently in the process of building our own dedicated paediatric emergency department, as well as a dedicated children’s hospital, bringing all our services under one roof. This development will provide state of the art equipment and deliver world-class healthcare to the children in our region. We currently have over 100 beds catering for the paediatric healthcare needs of our patients over a wide geographical area.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We’ve worked hard as a Trust to improve the efficiency of our services.
We’ve recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we ranked:
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.
You can find more details about the role in the attached person specification and job description.
If you are interested in applying for this role but have some questions, we would encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert, or if you would like to arrange an informal visit.
If you’re ready to apply, please use the link below to complete an application.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Closing date for applications will be Wednesday 13 February.
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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