Looking to kick-start your paediatric nursing career in a large, acute children’s hospital? We’re looking for newly qualified nurses to join the teams across our dedicated Southampton Children’s Hospital, part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
If you’re looking for a challenge in your first post; want a varied and exciting work environment; and share our values of putting patients first, always improving and working together, then we’d love you to come and join us.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is a major trauma centre situated on the south coast of England, where award-winning care, UK firsts, and groundbreaking clinical trials are all in a day’s work. Our patients are at the forefront of everything we do, and we believe that our nursing workforce is vital to ensuring that this is the case.
We have a dedicated children’s hospital, hosting a range of specialist paediatric services, meaning that your nursing career can be as varied and diverse as you like. Offering care to patients from across the region, and as a tertiary referral centre for many of our specialist services, our teams are involved in the entire patient journey. This means that you have huge variety in the people you work with, the patients you see, and the career pathways on offer to you.
Having recently undertaken an ambitious £5.1m project to build our very own state-of-the-art children’s emergency and trauma department, Southampton Children’s Hospital is a rapidly-advancing area to work, at the forefront of paediatric healthcare.
We want to give all newly qualified nurses the strongest start to their careers, which is why we offer a comprehensive two-week induction and a unique paediatric preceptorship programme with our Wessex partners in the PIER Network that will equip you with all the skills you need to be an excellent children’s nurse.
Working collaboratively as part of a bigger team, you’ll get all the support you need to do an amazing job as you explore where your future could take you. There are plenty of opportunities to grow your career and take the lead as you progress, and we’re committed to supporting all our staff in achieving their personal and professional ambitions.
We think working here is pretty great, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s what one of our newly qualified nurses said about working at UHS:
“I feel incredibly proud to be part of such a forward-thinking, innovative trust, and I hope to see many more people joining to share the same positive experience that I’ve had!”
Ellie Fowler, newly qualified nurse, child health
We’ve worked hard as a Trust to improve the efficiency of our services. We are one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive...
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
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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|Location:||United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton|
|Salary:||£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata GBP per year|
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