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We are looking for a band 6 sister to join our specialist Cardiac Ocean Ward (E1) at Southampton Children’s Hospital.

If you’re an excellent team leader with experience of leading teams and supporting change and committed to helping us to shape the future of children’s Cardiac services, we’d love to hear from you!

You will join our friendly, supportive nursing team in one of only a handful of specialist regional centres of paediatric cardiology. We are part of the Oxford Southampton paediatric cardiac network and work closely with Oxford Children’s Hospital to provide cardiac services, carrying out surgical and interventional procedures at Southampton.

E1 Ocean ward is a 20-bedded ward with four high dependency beds. We care for babies, children, and young people up to the age of 18 with heart or lung problems. Our referrals come from a wide geographical area, which includes 23 district hospitals from as far north as Northamptonshire and as far south as Cornwall and the Channel Islands. We care for children undergoing cardiac surgery and those requiring complex medical care for their heart condition. We have a 4-bed High Dependency Unit caring for neonates, children and teenagers requiring a high level of care or support e.g. inotropes, non-invasive ventilation e.g. CPAP, and external pacing.   We continue to develop and explore the service.

What you’ll do in this role

Working with the Ward Manager you’ll be responsible for:

  • Supervising the professional work of nursing staff on the ward
  • Encouraging effective working relationships
  • Providing good leadership and support to staff on the ward
  • Participating in supporting the ward manager in their absence ensuring all leave of absence is recorded correctly

What we’re looking for

We’d love to hear from children’s nurses with experience of working in a leadership capacity, who can evidence ongoing education and qualifications appropriate to this speciality. You must be able to demonstrate a compassionate approach to patient care and the public, as well as the ability to meet robust clinical operational demands.

As well as the relevant NMC registration and evidence of proven clinical ability in paediatric nursing, we’re looking for:

  • Evidence of on-going personal development
  • Proven management experience
  • Good planning and organisation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be supportive and motivate a team to provide safe care of the highest quality to all of our patients and their relatives.

The Children’s Hospital offers fantastic training and development opportunities, giving you the best possible platform to achieve the career you want. 

Applicants’ should 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 participating in ward rounds attending HUDDLE’s and supporting staff. The flexibility to work the full range of shift patterns within a 24 hour shift pattern is essential.

We can offer you further training in many specialist areas, as well as mentoring and supervision. All our members of staff receive comprehensive corporate and local inductions, and we will work with you to help you achieve and maintain the healthcare career you aspire to.

About Southampton Children’s Hospital

Southampton Children’s Hospital is part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, and is one of the biggest Children’s hospitals in the UK, catering for a wide range of specialties. We are a leading paediatric trauma centre and accept referrals from across the Wessex network and beyond. 

We are currently in the process of building our own dedicated paediatric emergency department, as well as a dedicate...

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 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.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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