Senior sister/charge nurse practice development

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Band 7 practice development senior sister / charge nurse

The Cardiac Intensive care unit (CICU) is renowned for our local and national contribution to critical care and for consistently delivering high standards of clinical care. This is reflected in our last CQC report where critical care was rated as “outstanding” and cardiac intensive care being ranked 3rd in the country for patient outcomes.

We are very proud of the consistent high standards that we achieve and following a recent staff review we are now planning to expand our senior nursing team at band 7 level.  We are looking for dynamic and innovative individuals that have an established track record of excellence in critical care.

Successful applicants have the opportunity to actively participate in critical care issues at Trust, National and International level. The varied and complex case mix and the commitment to developing our roles in a visionary manner make this an excellent opportunity to gain a rewarding career within critical care.

Band 7 practice development senior sister / charge nurse

As a band 7 senior sister / charge nurse with practice development responsibilities you will have recent experience as a band 6/7 in a comparable critical care setting.  You will have an interest in teaching and facilitating learning in practice and will have the opportunity to maintain and further develop your clinical, leadership and management skills.

You will be required to work in collaboration with our existing senior nursing team and clinical nurse educators to provide training, education and practice development for junior staff whilst maintaining a culture that supports our Trust values. You will be able to demonstrate a strong desire and readiness to progress to a senior nursing role with proven experience in the development of junior members of staff. 

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care. One of our main objectives has been to become a top ten research trust, with the pharmacy department being an integral part of achieving this.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

If you would like the opportunity to influence and continually improve our high standards of patient care, support junior staff, work well under pressure, have excellent interpersonal skills, enjoy professional and personal challenges in your daily work and have the ability to work both independently and as part of our multinational team, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Informal visits are welcomed and encouraged. 

Closing date for applications will be Wednesday 23 January.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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20 January 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £33,222 - £43,041 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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