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Sister / Charge Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurses to join the Endoscopy Team - one permanent part-time (30h) and one secondment full-time position for 12 months. We are looking for two committed, motivated and resilient senior nurses to join our team.

We are a busy acute department operating 7 procedures rooms, 2 recovery areas and 7 interview rooms, seeing more than 50 patients per day for a variety of procedures.

We provide a range of diagnostic and advanced therapeutic procedures along with an emergency endoscopy service in our fully equipped endoscopy suites, theatres and Intensive care units.

We also provide out of hours on call service for emergencies which allows us to be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

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

Essential criteria:Significant post registration experience and/ or qualification, including experience and knowledge within relevant speciality.Leadership experienceProvide evidence of supporting /managing a range of learners in practiceAbility to demonstrate clinical decision making and judgementCommitment to continuing professional developmentProvide evidence of supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practiceGood communication skills with ability to provide complex information in intense settingManagement course or equivalent

Desirable criteriaLeadership training / qualificationClinical management experienceExperience in implementing changeAct in the role of practice assessor or supporting the progression of learners/ supporting challenges as needed

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 register
  • Significant post registration experience / qualification / training, 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


  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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