Theatre practitioner

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We are seeking two motivated and energetic registered nurse (RN adult) or operating department practitioners to come and join our team working in adult and/or children’s’ recovery units. These positions will be offered on as either a 12 month or 9 month secondment.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust provides services to some 1.3 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire, plus specialist services such as neurosciences, cardiac services and children's intensive care to more than 3 million people in central southern England, the Channel Islands and the Falkland Islands.

The Trust is also a major centre for teaching and research in association with the University of Southampton and partners including the Medical Research Council and Welcome Trust, with which the theatre department have strong links.  In April 2012, the Trust became a major trauma centre, as part of the national reconfiguration of trauma and emergency services.

There are currently 31 operating theatres in the trust, with 27 theatres and 5 recovery units, on the Southampton General Hospital site.  These theatres cover a wide range of adult and children’s surgical services, including orthopaedics, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic and vascular, ENT, max-fax, urology and general surgery, and perform over 34,000 operations per year.  .

This post will enable the successful applicant the opportunity to develop their clinical skills in caring for post-operative patients; in particular the management of airway issues, pain management and high-dependency patients.  The units care for a large number of acutely unwell adults and children, and offers opportunities to work on the surgical day unit on a rotational basis.

Recovery nursing provides the opportunity to care for patients individually with direct support and supervision from senior nurses/ODPs, anaesthetists and Matrons. Through excellent team work, we meet patient’s personal and specific care needs.

At UHS, we are also able to offer significant educational opportunities, including:

  • In-house theatre and anaesthetic courses
  • Leadership development courses
  • University post-qualifying modules (such as mentorship, care of the deteriorating patient, leadership & management of change)
  • Link nurse/practitioner opportunities

Southampton is a vibrant city, close to the New Forest, access to sailing and water sports in the Solent and all that you would expect from a University city.

Informal visits are a great opportunity to see our working environment, meet the team and are encouraged where possible.

Closing date for applications will be Thursday 7 March.

Interviews for this position will take place on Thursday 21 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

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:

The Trust is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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4 March 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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