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Staff Nurse - Women and Newborn

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join us at an exciting time of redevelopment in Ambulatory Gynaecology at Princess Anne Hospital. You will need to be enthusiastic, motivated and keen to enhance and develop your skills in gynaecology. This current role is a permanent 22.5 hours per week.We are a small, dedicated team of nurses, clinicians and non-medical staff who strive to deliver excellent patient centred care for people with gynaecological issues. These include menstrual disorders, post-menopausal bleeding, colposcopy, cystoscopy and vulval disorders. This could include procedures such as hysteroscopy, Myosure, Sonata, Botox to the bladder, Bulkamid and LLETZ.

We are very supportive of each other and those that work with us. We have close links with BWU, Day Surgery Unit and Theatres, Early Pregnancy Unit, Urodynamics and Pre assessment. There is a dedicated Womens' Health education team who support ongoing mandatory training, post registration courses, and new starter induction training.

As a band 5 Staff Nurse you will be assisting Nurse specialists and gynaecology clinicians in clinic rooms. This will entail preparing equipment for procedures and assisting with the collection of samples, for example, tissue biopsy, urine or blood. Assisting patients post procedure, either immediate treatment for pain, sickness, vasovagal episodes or help with information and future treatment.

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.

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

Someone who has previous experience of working in a busy environment as an Staff Nurse is essential. If you have experience in Gynaecology procedures or Women's Health this would be desirable. We would like someone who is flexible with shift patterns within our clinic templates. Someone who likes to work in an often fast paced environment but is happy to take their initiative when clinics are quiet. Venesection is desirable Experience of mentoring or teaching junior staff and students is desirable

We currently operate Monday to Friday between 0800 and 1730 (possibility of weekend work). Shift patterns are usually 0900 - 1700, 0900-1300 or 1300 - 1700. These can vary dependant on clinics.

There is also day to day tasks to help with the overall running of the department. For example, checking of stock, departmental cleaning and preparing paperwork for the clinics ahead.

An important part of this role is supporting patients through their journey within the department. Ensuring patient dignity and being supportive throughout their appointment and procedures. This can be challenging at times as we have women who will get a cancer diagnosis or have a pregnancy loss and therefore need extra care and support.

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


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