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Staff Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
29 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospital of Southampton is looking for trained paediatric staff nurses to join their ward, G3.

G3 is a 16 bedded children's ward caring for patients ages 0-18 years from a range of different specialities including: medical, surgical, ENT, CAMHS and trauma/ orthopaedics. The ward is compromised of 2 side rooms, 5 high care beds and 9 ward beds where nursing staff deliver world class care which includes complex pain management infusions to patients who have undergone complex hip reconstructions and spinal fusions. Here within UHS we are a regional trauma centre - caring for children pre and post operatively alongside supportive rehab following trauma. G3 is an excellent environment to continue your career or even commence your nursing training and gain new skills to successfully complete your preceptorship year. As a teaching trust we support students from a range of universities and offer them individual support as well as opportunity to work in / run a CLIP bay. The ward has a dedicated clinical facilitator who will work in collaboration with the education team and senior nursing team to be able to support you during your probationary period and further support your development in your post on G3.

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

Here on G3 you will: utilise key orthopaedic and spinal skills including neurovascular assessments, Miami J collars and traction. Care for patients requiring complex pain management interventions Work in collaboration with the wider MDT to provide family centred care Expand skills and knowledge through development opportunities such as undertaking critical skills and HDU level 2 courses, RAPPID simulation training and transfer study day. Opportunities for support in leadership and management development through leadership modules.

Your ResponsibilitiesWhat youll doProvide 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.

What were looking for

Along with the relevant qualifications, we are looking for you to demonstrate:

Knowledge of Nursing procedures and practicesEvidence of on-going personal developmentCompletion of a Medicines Management Module as part of your foundation DegreeEvidence of working effectively in a teamEvidence of patient assessment skillsPaediatric registered RN

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
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Knowledge of own role within the team
  • Provide evidence of teaching and supporting learners in practice in the role of practice supervisor
  • Awareness of evidence-based practice
  • Awareness of responsibilities for management of infection control
  • Evidence of on-going personal development
  • Able to use initiative


  • Evidence of recent study
  • Previous experience/qualification in relevant specialty
  • Teaching experience

Skills and competencies


  • Prioritisation
  • Teamwork
  • Multitasking
  • Time management
  • People management
  • Facilitation skills
  • General IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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