There has never been a better time to join the emergency department team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).
We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, highly motivated and caring sister / charge nurse for a with proven specialist knowledge and skills to join the forward-thinking emergency department team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. If you are a confident, well-organised, strong and visible nurse leader, who thrives in a busy and diverse clinical environment then we would like to hear from you.
UHS provides services to some 1.9 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire. Every year our Emergency Department sees around 110,000 cases and is a designated Major Trauma Centre. This post gives you the opportunity to work as part of an extremely supportive and friendly team who are committed to ensuring optimum patient care whilst achieving the Clinical Quality Indicators and other national targets.
As a Senior Sister/Charge Nurse you will be expected to promote the delivery of a high standard of patient-centred care. With the support of the Matron you will analyse, monitor and implement actions that ensure the service delivery is safe and effective in line with the Trust values. You will be responsible for the daily operational management and service delivery process within the department, along with the line management and development of the nursing team. You will ensure the smooth running of the department, working as a key decision maker alongside the multi professional team, leading on aspects of clinical care and focusing on patient safety, experience and quality assurance frameworks.
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal skills and show clinical leadership experience. They will be educated to a degree level with evidence of on-going education and qualifications pertinent to this specialty. They must be able to demonstrate a compassionate approach to the care of patients and the public, whilst also possessing the ability to ensure robust clinical operational demands are met.
In return we can offer the opportunity to work with a nationally regarded, multi professional team who put patients first, always strive to improve care for patients and pride themselves on their team work. As a Major Trauma Centre we are providing an excellent level of care for both adults and children; through examining how we provide major trauma care we seek to constantly improve. The department has a reputation for innovation and is increasingly recognized for its clinical academic work in emergency care. Your professional and clinical development is important to us and we are committing to supporting you achieve your goals.Flexibility to work the full range of shifts within a 24 hour shift pattern is essential.
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.
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.
Closing date for applications will be Thursday 21 February.
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:
http://www.discoversouthampton.co.uk/ Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy
https://www.uhs-vle.co.uk/ See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS
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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:||£ 33,222 - £ 43,041 pa pro rata GBP per year|
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