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Out-Patient Sister

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The recruitment team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) are excited to be able to offer a fantastic opportunity for a friendly and enthusiastic registered nurse to join our progressive Surgical Outpatient team. As deputy sister you will assist the Senior Sister in the management of the outpatient environment. You will need to be able to provide proven clinical leadership to support the outpatient team, providing current evidenced based patient care.

The Surgical Outpatient department offers clinics across two hospital sites, UHS and the Royal South Hants Hospital (RSH) which is approximately 4 miles from the UHS site. The Surgical outpatient department covers many specialities including: Medical, Surgical, Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Hepatobiliary and pancreatic (HPB), Colorectal and Maxillofacial surgery. At the RSH we offer an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) service. The department mainly operates Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm with occasional evening and weekend working.

UHS offers fantastic training and development giving you the best possible opportunities to achieve the career you want. Development of our staff is central to the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care. We can offer opportunities to develop within a supportive environment, and our staff survey results reflect our commitment to facilitate your career progression.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document 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.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. 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

As an outpatient deputy sister you will need:

To be responsible for assisting the Senior Sister in the management of the outpatient environment, ensuring adequate standards of care are maintained using available resources.

To help create a conducive learning environment and to provide clinical nursing advice to nurses at Band 5 and below.

To act as team leader in the supervision of the professional work of nursing staff at Band 5 and below, exercising good leadership and control. The successful applicant will need to be flexible, enthusiastic and well-motivated to work in this challenging area with the ability to work as part of a team.

This is an ideal opportunity to broaden your experience whilst being supported by an experienced nursing team, who are keen to support your ongoing professional development.

You should be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the outpatient service and you will be expected to work at both hospital sites.

Person Specification

Trust Values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Qualified Nurse (Degree/Diploma)
  • Registered nurse on appropriate part of the registerAppraisal skills
  • Significant post registration experience and / or qualification, including experience and knowledge within relevant speciality
  • Ward management experience
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service
  • Experience in an acute hospital setting
  • Provide evidence of supporting /managing a range of learners in practice
  • Provide evidence of supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical decision making and judgement
  • Commitment to the post and Care Group responsibilities
  • Commitment to continuing professional development


  • Qualified Nurse (Degree/Diploma)Experience in handling adverse events and complaints
  • Appraisal skills
  • Act in the role of Practice Assessor or supporting the progression of learners / supporting challenges as needed
  • Some insight into budget management

Skills and competencies


  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Communication
  • Self-motivated
  • Problem solving
  • Delegation
  • Leadership
  • Motivational
  • Teamwork
  • General IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


SUR Outpatient Services


SO16 6YD

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