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Staff Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are pleased to invite candidates to apply for Band 5 nursing role in the Surgical Day Unit at Lymington New Forest Hospital.An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a dynamic and friendly team on the Surgical Day Unit. The role will cover day shifts with the possible rotation to cover an occasional night shift. We currently operate from Monday to Friday and we are open from 07:00 hrs until 19:30 hrs.The successful candidates will have the opportunity to feedback their vision of how best to continually improve the service that we deliver for our patients.We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic individual, who is a team player, ready to embrace the challenge of working in a busy Day Surgical Unit. We require you to be forward thinking, as well as eager to develop your own clinical skills.Within this wide variable role you will be offered opportunities to develop both clinically and professionally within a supportive environment.

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

The ability to manage the ward and prioritise care.Act as a role model to fellow colleagues and support junior staff and learners in practice.Assess, plan and implement the safe provision of care to patients on the day surgical pathway.Undertake leadership tasks such as appraisals, student reports, supervise the development of the support workers.Demonstrate good organisational skills.NMC RegistrationOwn transport is desirable.

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
  • 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 contro
  • 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


Lymington Hospital

Wellworthy Road


SO41 8QD

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