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Sister/Charge Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An opportunity has arisen for a Sister/Charge Nurse role in the cardiac catheter labs and TAVI team, to support service expansion. In this role you will be expected to progress the expansion of the service, supporting the current nursing management within the catheter labs and exhibiting advanced skills in valve preparation and vascular cutdown surgery.

The catheter labs run 08:00 - 18:00 5 days per week, with out of hours covered by an on-call service. It is expected that all qualified members of the team will partake in covering the on-call service.

There are 4 catheter labs and a hybrid theatre, with plans for a 5th lab to be opened in 2023 to support service expansion.

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.

Specific to this role we are open to discussing flexibility in the hours that you work. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need, and we will explore what's possible for the role and service. 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


Successful candidates will work in the catheter labs, supporting all junior members of the team with their training and development.On a rotational daily basis, they will be the nurse in charge for the catheter labs. They will work within the TAVI team, supporting the service expansion and ensuring continuity of cover for the service.Responsibility for TAVI stock and reordering will fall within their remit.


The successful candidate will be an experienced catheter lab nurse.TAVI valve preparation experience and sign off is essential to the role.

Vascular cutdown training will be provided if required.Evidence of mentoring and training of junior staff within the Cath lab setting is expected.

Attendance at relevant regional and national meeting is encouraged.

Procedures in the catheter lab are constantly changing and evolving, an interest in and understanding of how research influences change, is essential.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required


  • 1st level registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Degree level education or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through any combination of alternative study, or employment experience
  • A Speciality Qualification within CV& T for example in house course or equivalent
  • Certification as competent and signed off for valve preparation by valve manufacturer
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice. Provide evidence of: ?Supporting a range of learners in practice ?Supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Intermediate Life Support training

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Extensive experience at Band 5/equivalent in the speciality
  • Ward management experience
  • Mentorship experience
  • Experience in an acute hospital setting
  • Extensive proven Teaching and Assessing skills


  • Some insight into budget management
  • Appraisal skills
  • Experience in handling adverse events and complaints
  • Possession of a relevant mentorship qualification
  • Experience as an NMC sign off mentor or clinical practice assessor.

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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