Staff nurse - trauma and orthopaedic

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We’re looking for nurses to join our trauma and orthopaedic care group at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). T&O serves a diverse range of patient groups, from treating the acutely unwell to expert falls management and dementia care, and we support our staff to deliver effective high standard care at all levels. Join a team of dedicated staff working cohesively and always in the best interest of our patients.

Please note that this vacancy is for experienced nurses – if you’re a newly qualified nurse you should apply through our dedicated newly qualified adult or child nurse adverts.


Our trauma and orthopaedic unit provides an elective service for patients with conditions which have developed over time, and a trauma service for patients who have been injured in accidents. We have six  wards, one major trauma ward, one elective ward,  two trauma wards, a trauma Assessment unit, an outpatients department split over 2 sites and a step down ward at the PAH.

We have a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. We treat patients from across Hampshire, and provide second opinions and treatment for complex conditions for patients from a wider area.  UHS is a Major Trauma Centre (established 2012) and T&O house the Major Trauma ward in it’s footprint.

Our consultants are supported by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are also experts in their field of orthopaedic care.

We are leading the way in innovative procedures including minimally invasive surgery, hip resurfacing and computer-navigated surgery. Our role as a teaching hospital and work in research and development help to keep us at the forefront of new developments and treatments.

Our service can be split into several areas:

- Major hip and knee joint replacements and revisions

- Hand, wrist and elbow surgery

- Shoulder surgery

- Foot and ankle surgery

- Trauma surgery including treating fractured neck of femur

- Pelvic fractures

- Spinal surgery


126 beds

Nearly 400 staff

Accolades recently won:

Chief Nursing Officer’s silver award –Band 7 ward leader

Nursing Directors award – Band 7 ward Leader

Registered Nurse of the year runner up – Band 7 Ward Leader

Registered nurse of the year nominee – Matron

Inclusive Team of the Year nominee –Trauma ward team


warmth,  can do attitude, care and compassion. T&O have a strong commitment to training and development with plenty of learning opportunities.

Diverse workforce.

See attachment for individual areas “blurb”

Pioneering surgery

Quality Improvement projects – e.g. model ward, encouraging therapy and nursing teams to work together more closely


T&O have their own education team supported by the divisional team. All new employees will be given 2 weeks supernumerary induction and then ongoing support tailored to their needs.

Opportunities to shadow various specialist nurses, theatre or Advanced Nurse Practitioners, attend a trauma & orthopaedic course, trauma awareness sessions.

All NQNs assigned a mentor and a band 6 lead.

Succession planning is key, development actively encouraged either through the ward setting or as a specialist nurse. Secondments offered to aid development.

Flexible working offered , aligned to service requirements.


Rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, UHS is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital a...

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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22 July 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata 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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