Progressive Nurse Practitioner band 5-6

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton / Lymington
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an experienced nurse to work in the busy Surgical Pre Operative Assessment unit at Southampton General Hospital. You will start as band 5 Nurse Practitioner and on competition of the comprehensive pathway which is around 6 months you will become a band 6 Nurse Practitioner. We also run a clinic in Lymington and occasional working across both sites is expected.

Our team is made up of Nurse Practitioners (working across Southampton and Lymington), Health Care Assistants and administrative staff. The Clinic opening hours and therefore working days/hours are Monday to Friday between the hours of 07:45-17:45. We are a busy service and currently Pre-assess around 10,000 patients per year for multiple surgical specialities.

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

  • Whilst you undertake your training as a band 5, you will be given a modified practitioner training including History Taking and Physical Examination (please be aware this job does not provide a full ACP masters pathway)
  • During that training process you will receive specialist competencies in practice from Anaesthetic teaching Leads.
  • Once you are a fully competent band 6 Nurse Practitioner you will perform face to face and telephone assessments of patients who are due to have elective surgery, ensuring they are safe to proceed and optimised prior to surgery.

  • Significant post registration experience within a surgical setting.
  • Experience of writing at level 6 modules and can demonstrate commitment to further learning.
  • Experience working within a Muli professional team and liaising with multiple departments
  • We encourage all informal visits.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on relevant part of the register
  • Evidence of on-going personal development.
  • Working towards a degree in relevant area
  • Working towards completing History Taking and Physical Assessment course within 6 months
  • Working towards completing 6 Local Teaching Competencies Modules within 6 months
  • Working towards completing Local Training for ECG competency in the area within 6 months


  • Management Experience / Course
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis course
  • Recognised teaching / mentorship qualification.



  • Relevant post registration experience within a surgical setting.
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service.
  • Understanding of personal accountability.
  • Logical and consistent work and career pattern


  • Significant post registration experience within a surgical setting.
  • Evidence of clinical leadership and managerial ability
  • Broad range of post registration experience including within a preoperative assessment setting.
  • Worked autonomously in previous clinical roles



  • Communicates effectively with a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate ability to use initiative
  • Ability to manage change and demonstrate outcome
  • Evidence of IT skills and ability to develop these skills further
  • Able to prioritise and deliver agreed objectives
  • Ability to motivate, delegate and be a team Player
  • Ability to work within a broad inter- professional team

Truist Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital / Lymington New Forest Hospital

Tremona Road / Wellworthy Road

Southampton / Lymington

SO14 2AA

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