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Sister/ Charge Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA or PA Pro Rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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

G3 Ward at Southampton Children's Hospital has exciting opportunities for highly motivated, dedicated registered nurses to work as part of the management team at band 6 level.

We are looking for nurses with leadership experiance as well as enthusiasm to support our junior staff in further development opportunities.

G3 is a 16 bedded unit including 4 HDU beds and speciliases in the care of children and young people from birth to 18. G3 is for patients who are undergoing orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation, specialist spinal surgery and major trauma patients. As well as specialising in orthopeadic cases the ward supports the children's hospital with medical patients particularly over the winter months. The ward takes patients from across the Wessex network as well as from the Channel Islands and is part of the UHS Paediatric Trauma Centre, the only one on the south coast.

Training to support specialist skills will be provided.

Are you looking for your next challenge?

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.

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 do

Be responsible for assisting the Senior Sister in the management of the ward/unit over a 24-hour period, ensuring high standards of care appropriate to the child/young person are maintained, and available resources are utilised effectively.

Support in the development and attendance of a group of staff, utilising the MDT and supporting meetings, audits and communication.

To demonstrate clinical expertise, acting as a role model within Paediatric Setting.

What were looking for Have post qualifying experience in a relevant specialty which includes working in an acute paediatric environment. The applicant will be expected to show good co-ordination and leadership skills Participate in ward rounds Attend HUDDLEs Support staff wellbeing and clinical skills

The flexibility to work the full range of shift patterns within a 24 hour shift pattern is essential.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Monday, 05 August 2024

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch:

Jennifer Jones (G3 Ward Manager)- or 023 81 20 5217

Person Specification

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Qualified Nurse (Degree/Diploma)
  • Registered nurse on appropriate part of the register
  • Significant post registration experience / qualification / training, including experience and knowledge within relevant speciality
  • Ward management experience
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service
  • Experience in an acute hospital setting
  • Provide evidence of supporting / managing a range of learners in practice
  • Provide evidence of supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical decision making and judgement
  • Commitment to the post and Care Group responsibilities
  • Commitment to continuing professional development


  • Experience in handling adverse events and complaints
  • Appraisal skills
  • Act in the role of Practice Assessor or supporting the progression of learners / supporting challenges as needed
  • Some insight into budget management

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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