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Staff Nurse - Children's Emergency & Trauma Department

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
20 Apr 2024
There has never been a more exciting time to join the paediatric workforce in the Emergency Department (ED) at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). We are looking for enthusiastic and committed registered Nurses to join our expanding team.If you are a registered children's Nurse with an interest in emergency care, we will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop yourself into a highly skilled Paediatric Emergency Care Nurse.The Nursing team works closely with our incredible team of Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultants, Advanced Care Practitioners, Emergency Nurse Practitioners and CAMHS Team to provide a supportive working environment filled with opportunities to learn and further your career.We are committed to growing and developing our team, we will support and guide you through your journey to becoming a Paediatric Emergency Nurse, there has never been a better opportunity to join our team.

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

WHAT YOULL DOThe childrens emergency and trauma centre sees approximately 30,000 children and young people each year. The purpose build service is a standalone department offering the following facilities an acute assessment area with 11 glass fronted separate cubicles, an observational play area, a safe room, an 8 bedded separate paediatric short stay unit, childrens X-ray and a treatment/procedural sedation room as well as a dedicated Paediatric resuscitation bay within our Adult ED resus room.You will form an integral part of our multi-disciplinary team providing excellent, high-quality care to our paediatric population. You will be providing a high standard of individualised patient care demonstrating the Trust values through your work.Within a large teaching hospital, we are also the regional childrens major trauma centre.WHAT WERE LOOKING FORWe are looking for motivated and passionate nurses to join our friendly and dynamic team. This is a fast-paced environment so excellent organisational, and prioritisation of care skills are essential. If you are able to demonstrate a kind and compassionate attitude with a desire to provide effective and efficient care this is the place for you!The department has a reputation for innovation and development and welcomes new ideas. We offer excellent learning opportunities to support your commitment to your professional development and that of others. Every member of the team has a responsibility to safeguard and protect both adults and children and the trust is committed to all safeguarding legislation.

Person Specification

Trust values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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