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Paediatric Spinal Nurse Specialist (Band 6 to 7 training post.)

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata.
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Job Details

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

The Paediatric Spinal team at Southampton's Children's Hospital are delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to join our team.We are a specialist regional service that is ever growing and we are proud of the care that our spinal patients receive.

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

This post is a Band 6 to Band 7 training post. There will be specific competencies to achieve through supported development to achieve the band 7 post, including the clinical history taking and physical assessment course and prescribing module.The role involves supporting Consultants in outpatient clinics, overseeing the care of inpatients following complex surgery and running a comprehensive pre admission service.Providing ongoing support and advice for spinal patients and their families.At the end of the training post the applicant will be expected to be autonomous practitioner who undertakes clinics independently.

Person Specification

Trust Values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC register
  • Degree qualification or equivalent 120 credits at L6
  • Post registration qualification within area of speciality
  • Completion of all Band 5 (preceptorship) competencies
  • Provide evidence of supporting/ managing a range of learners in practice
  • Provide evidence of supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Extensive post registration experience within specialist area
  • Knowledge of current issues within the acute health service
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Confident of own knowledge base, aware of learning needs and seeks guidance when appropriate
  • Able to critically review and communicate clinical information


  • Registered on MSc Pathway - completion of HTPA Competencies
  • Act in the role of Practice Assessor or supporting the progression of learners / supporting challenges as needed
  • Counselling qualification
  • Palliative care course
  • IT training
  • Change Management, clinical practice development
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Interest in nurse -led care
  • Organisational/strategic awareness
  • Clear about professional accountability and autonomous practice components of role

Skills and competencies


  • Communication
  • Self-motivated
  • Problem solving
  • Delegation
  • Leadership
  • Motivational
  • Teamwork
  • General IT skills
  • Prioritisation
  • Working under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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