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Staff Nurse - Child Health Rotation

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is an exciting time to join the team at Southampton's Children's Hospital. We are offering Rotation posts across our Children's Hospital for experienced paediatric staff Nurses to join our team.

Are you an experienced paediatric staff nurse ready for a new challenge Would you like to work for an innovative forward-thinking hospital? Every patient is special to us, which means every nurse that cares for them must be too.

Southampton's Children's Hospital is a 115 bedded hospital catering for both local and regional children from the Wessex Region including the Channel Islands.

Our Children's Hospital prides itself on providing a variety of specialist tertiary services and therefore rotations can include any of the following areas within critical care for children incorporating Paediatric ICU, Neonatal Intensive Care and Paediatric HDU, Oncology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Orthopaedics and Major Trauma, Urology, Nephrology, ENT Surgery, Outpatients and Children's Day Unit JADW. The Children's Hospital has a dedicated Children's Emergency Department and is a Paediatric Major Trauma Centre.

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

Southampton Childrens Hospital is a tertiary paediatric Hospital which offer the following services:

Dedicated children's emergency and short stay departmentPaediatric Major Trauma CentrePaediatric Intensive care and Retrieval servicePaediatric Outreach serviceTertiary Oncology, Cardiology, Neurological, Surgical , Orthopaedic , Medical and Endocrine centreHaemodialysis UnitCAHMS team / Learning Disability NurseDedicated Play TeamTertiary medical , cardiac, and surgical neonatal unitNeonatal retrieval service

Paediatric Medical Unit (PMU)Paediatric High Dependency Unit (HDU)G2 Paediatric NeurologyG3 OrthopaedicsG4 SUN (Surgery, Urology, Nephrology)Piam Brown (Oncology)John Atwell Day Ward (JADW)E1 Ocean Ward (Surgical & Cardiology)PICUChildren's Out PatientsBursledon HouseNeonatal Unit

Rotation examples can include PICU E1 Cardiac Ward, PICU PHDU, ED Paediatric Admissions Unit PMU, G3 G4 Surgical Wards, all combinations will be considered. Rotations will consist of 9 month placements in 2-3 of your chosen areas.

We are looking for highly motivated colleagues who have excellent care values and a strong sense of team spirit. We are a friendly, welcoming, and supportive team and there are opportunities to work across departments gaining clinical leadership and management skills along the way.

Person Specification

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

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


CHI Ward E1 Paed Cardiac


SO16 6YD

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