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Staff nurse-Women and Newborn

Band 5

Main area
Women and newborn
Band 5
Full Time / Part time
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital /Princess Anne Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata
23/03/2020 23:59

Our gynaecology service is comprehensive and we believe in delivering high quality care, whilst being aware of every woman’s individual needs and promoting their holistic wellbeing, health and dignity. Princess Anne is proud to promote their outstanding day surgery, outpatient and theatre teams and facilities.

Bramshaw women’s unit cares for women experiencing a variety of gynaecological issues, pre and post operatively, with direct referral from GPs and via ambulance, meaning that they avoid A&E. Treatments provided to our patients include surgical oncology, general gynaecology procedures (including ambulatory gynaecology), laparoscopic surgery, early pregnancy and the management of miscarriage.

Princess Anne Hospital is a centre of excellence for maternity care and a regional centre for fetal, maternal and neonatal medicine, providing specialist care for women with medical problems during and after pregnancy, and for those whose baby needs extra care before, during and after birth on the neonatal unit.


Bramshaw ward is a 14 bedded ward based at the Princess Anne Hospital and cares for women experiencing problems in all the specialties that gynaecology encompasses such as:

- surgical oncology,

- urogynaecology,

- general gynaecology,

- laparoscopic treatments

- early pregnancy with Ladies experiencing difficulties up to 20 weeks of their pregnancy being assessed on the ward.

The unit also supports patients undergoing breast surgery and medically fit older patients requiring rehabilitation before they are discharged. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a nurse who enjoys caring for post-surgical patients in a fast paced environment and who has an interest in women’s services.

Day surgery unit

The day surgery unit provides a day of surgery service for many specialties across the women and newborn care group.  This includes routine and emergency minor surgery.  The majority of patients on the Unit are women experiencing gynaecological and breast symptoms. This can involve urogynae, surgical oncology, fertility issues, general gynae, laparoscopic treatments and early pregnancy related problems. Patients undergoing breast surgery are also cared for on the Unit. This can be for benign breast conditions as well as treatment for breast cancers.

Patients are admitted pre-operatively and either discharged home or transferred to Bramshaw ward for post op recovery.  The day surgery unit works in close partnership with Bramshaw and encourages rotations.

Ambulatory Gynae Service (Colposcopy/Hysteroscopy)

The ambulatory gynae service provides diagnosis and treatment to women with abnormal results relating to gynaecological conditions.  The ambulatory gynae service comprises our highly regarded Breast services, the nurse-led Early Pregnancy Unit and Gynaecology Assessment Service, Surgical Pre-assessment, Outpatients, Ultrasound and Urogynae. The post holder will work closely with a multi-professional team.

Female applicants invited for dignity sensitivity reasons due to the provision of personal welfare and chaperoning services to vulnerable female patients during intrusive interventions

Each area across the womens services offers education pathways to support career development.

Rotations between Bramshaw and Day Surgery are encouraged.

Areas across womens services are using the CLiP model to support mentoring

All areas offer full local inductions

NB: Some posts will have specific requirements and these will be discussed on application


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.


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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