The cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) is currently seeking applications from dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic staff nurses at band 5 to join our friendly and supportive team. We offer you a unique opportunity to work in a specialised intensive care unit to gain clinical expertise and professional growth for your career caring for patients who require routine post-operative care, emergency admissions, complex multi organ support and adult congenital patients.
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 recent CQC report where critical care was rated as “outstanding” and cardiac intensive care being ranked 3rd in the country for patient outcomes.
University Hospital Southampton (UHS) is a designated major trauma centre and has general and specialist Critical Care areas which were awarded ‘outstanding’ for leadership in our recent CQC inspection in which the Trust overall rating was ‘Good’.
We are committed to role development, providing an excellent opportunity to gain a rewarding career within critical care. The critical care education team provides structured support to all staff and run development programmes that are well established. Our formal education package follows a structured career pathway which includes induction training and an in-house foundation to critical care nursing programme. All staff follow a nationally recognised competency package. There are opportunities to apply for the principles in ICU course at both degree and masters level. For those wishing to develop their leadership and management skills post ICU course we are able to offer a shift leadership programme.
Successful applicants have the opportunity to actively participate in critical care issues at trust, national and at an 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.
As a Band 5 Staff Nurse you will have recent post- registration experience within an acute setting.
You will be required to provide a high standard of individualised patient care, in accordance with agreed policies and within available resources, which has the Trust core values at its heart. You should be able to demonstrate the aptitude to work in highly pressurised situations with maturity, motivation, enthusiasm and common sense.
You will be committed to working flexibly with the collaboration of an established team and will develop your critical care skills to become a competent member of the nursing team who care for critically ill patients in a complex and challenging environment.
Informal enquiries and visits are welcomed and encouraged.
Closing date for applications will be Friday 22 February.
Interviews for this position will take place on Wednesday 6 March.
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
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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
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|Location:||United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton|
|Salary:||£23,023 - £29,608 pa GBP per year|
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