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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
Part Time
How would you like to be part of a regional specialist acute paediatric High Dependency Unit?

Do you want to work in a busy caring environment?

Yes - Then this is the job for you!

Southampton PHDU is excited to be recruiting into sister/charge nurse role. Although we are looking to recruit into this post as a fixed term to cover maternity leave, we will also be happy to discuss the possibility of secondment opportunities also and would request that you get in touch to discuss this request further.

If you are a highly motivated, dedicated registered nurse with post qualifying experience of working in an acute paediatric environment, we'd love to hear from you!

We are looking for someone who has good leadership skills, to support and motivate staff across the unit ensuring safe and effective care to all our patients.

The flexibility to work the full range of shift patterns within a 24 hour shift pattern is essential.

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

Your Responsibilities:

Act as a role model to nursing staff, encouraging effective working relationships and development of a cohesive nursing team.

Show good co-ordination and leadership skills.

Participate in ward rounds and attend huddle as required ensuring full support of the unit is provided where possible.

Support a range of learners in practice and support colleagues to promote effective learning in practice.

Act up for the ward manager in times of absence.

You will be expected to hold the professional and bed bleeps on a rota basis.

What were looking for:

The applicant should be motivated, enthusiastic, and able to work with maturity in pressurised situations. You will be expected to show:

Sound leadership skills,

Good planning and organisation skills

Be supportive and motivate a team to provide safe care of the highest quality to all our patients and their relatives.

Applicants should have post qualifying experience in a relevant specialty which includes working in an acute paediatric environment. The applicant will be expected to show good co-ordination and leadership skills participating in workload planning and coordination of care of all patients.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience


  • Qualified Nurse (Degree/Diploma)
  • Registered nurse on appropriate part of the register
  • Neonatal life support qualification
  • Significant post registration experience, 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


  • A Speciality Qualification
  • Appraisal skills
  • Act in the role of Practice Assessor or supporting the progression of learners / supporting challenges as needed
  • Some insight into budget management
  • Experience in handling adverse events and complaints



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

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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