Staff Nurse - Child Health

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 per annum pro rata
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We're looking for child trained Nurses to join our team at Southampton Children's Hospital, part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). We're a major centre for specialist paediatric services across the south of England, providing acute specialist care to our local population as well as a wider geographical area that includes the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands.

Southampton Children's Hospital is the only paediatric trauma unit outside of London and across the south of England. In addition to the teams outlined below, we also have a children's emergency and trauma department (which you can read about in the emergency medicine advert) and neonatal services (which you can read about in the women's and newborn advert).

Please review our about our teams documents for more information about the different units.

If you are currently an overseas nurse - please do not apply for this post and instead send your CV to

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Provide a high standard of specialised care to all our patients

Communicate effectively with our patients and carers, ensuring barriers are reviewed and solutions are implemented and shared across the multidisciplinary teams

Ensure accurate records of observations, treatment and family/patient care is recorded in adherence to NMC and Trust standards
We are looking for experienced staff nurses that want to support the Childrens Hospital in ensuring patient centred care is provided across all specialities. We are looking for you to be able to demonstrate evidence of on-going personal development, excellent communication skills and evidence of how you have understood and potentially used evidence-based practice in your clinical work.
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person Specification



  • Qualified nurse
  • NMC registered or registration pending
  • Evidence of on-going personal development



  • Knowledge of current issues within acute health services
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Awareness of responsibilities for management of infection control

Personal qualities


  • Ability to deal with stressful situations


  • Awareness of learning needs

Living the Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Working Together
  • Always Improving

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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