We are looking for paediatric nurses to join our specialist inpatient service, Bursledon House, a 12-bedded complex medical and psychological paediatric unit. If you’re looking for a rewarding challenge and have what it takes to make a difference to a child’s life, then we want to hear from you.
House Bursledon House is a unique provision run by a small but extremely dedicated team. We provide assessment and treatment of disorders and illness for children from 0-16 years including:
We do this using holistic, medical and psychological models of treatment in a homely and welcoming environment. The unit is a non-medical setting with our own gardens and onsite school. We are part of the Southampton Children’s Hospital, part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. We are based on the edge of the Southampton General Hospital site, open Monday to Friday, with the children going home at weekends to consolidate their treatment.
To ensure the best outcomes for our children and adolescents, we work closely as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) including (but not limited to) doctors, play specialists, Physio/OT, teachers and healthcare assistants.
What we’re looking for
We’d love to hear from paediatric nurses with previous experience in working with children who have complex emotional, educational, psychological, and challenging needs and behaviours. We’d also love to hear from paediatric nurses who don’t have direct experience, but are keen to develop skills in this area.
We can offer you further training in many specialist areas, as well as mentoring and supervision. All our members of staff receive comprehensive corporate and local inductions, and we will work with you to help you achieve and maintain the healthcare career you aspire to.
As well as the relevant NMC registration, you will need to demonstrate:
You will also need to the ability to relate to children of different ages, and have the necessary skills to engage in appropriate and meaningful therapeutic relationships.
About our Trust
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 and as a result, we are currently in financial surplus.
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.
Want to find out more?
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.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Closing date for applications Monday 15th October
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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