Staff nurse rotation - gastroenterology ward and endoscopy unit

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Monthly rotation between endoscopy unit and gastroenterology ward

A new pioneering and exciting opportunity has arisen for dynamic registered nurses to work across our endoscopy unit and gastroenterology ward on a monthly rotation basis.  This is an ideal opportunity to develop an enhanced knowledge of gastroenterology conditions and skills in their management and treatment. 

Previous medical and endoscopy nursing experience is not essential, as we can provide full training and support to the successful candidate.

Working in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Both areas are fast paced and challenging environments, constantly modernising to deliver high quality services within current healthcare demands, however in return it does provide an exciting opportunity to develop both personally and professionally.

Our departments:

-      Our gastroenterology and liver unit is made of 3 wards.

-      The Endoscopy unit has 6 rooms currently developing the facility to carry out GA procedures within  

        the unit.

  • You will be working alongside a wide range of leading clinicians in the gastroenterology field, including specialist teams providing pioneering treatment and research.
  • is a tertiary referral centre, taking complex patients from across the region
  • is a GI bleed centre, taking emergency referrals from neighbouring hospitals
  • participates in a variety of research programmes
  • Endoscopy is a JAG accredited training centre
  • Have an excellent reputation for innovation and development

We can offer you:

  • Access to a bespoke education programmes including gastroenterology and heptology, endoscopy skills, management and personal development courses.
  • opportunities to develop both personally and professionally within a supportive environment
  • opportunities to enhance your skills and be part of a forward-thinking team
  • opportunities to be involved in GRS and JAG accreditation activities

This is an ideal opportunity for those who wish to develop their career within the gastroenterology specialty as this position will give you a focused skill base.  Nurses in both areas have previously continued their careers in:

  • Nursing management.
  • Specialist nurse roles for example - Gastroenterology, Inflamatory bowel diseases, heptology, nurse endoscopist, endoscopy therapeutic and capsule endoscopy specialist nurse.
  • Education roles - education skills facilitators.
  • Operational role.

If you’re a forward-thinking individual who’s eager to hone your clinical skills in a clinical speciality that’s leading the way, then we want to hear from you.

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 have any further questions about the role or wish to have an informal visit please contact us using the information below.

Closing date for applications will be Sunday 27 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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23 February 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £ 28,050 - £ 36,644 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

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