Staff Nurse - Critical Care

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Critical care is currently seeking applications to join our motivated, friendly and supportive teams. We’re looking for nurses who’d like to work in critical care and offer you a unique opportunity to work in specialised intensive care units, gaining a wide range of clinical expertise, as well as professional growth for your career development.

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.


The critical care units at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) are renowned for our local and national contribution to critical care, as well as for consistently delivering high standards of clinical care.  We’re very proud of our developments and our service has expanded enabling us to actively recruit.

UHS is one of only two places in the south of England to offer adults and children full onsite major trauma care provision. We’re a designated major trauma centre and has general and specialist critical care areas which were awarded ‘outstanding’ for leadership in our recent CQC inspection.



Currently a 25 bedded facility with plans for a brand new expanded unit to be built over the next two years. This will provide a 32 bed unit caring for patients with diverse and complex needs following a variety of injuries. Caring for predominantly unplanned admissions as well as some elective cases, GICU was recently awarded exemplar status by our Trust accreditation scheme.


An elective unit, caring for patients immediately post operatively after a variety of specialist surgery including hepato-biliary pancreatic, colo-rectal, upper GI, vascular and more. SHDU has recently expanded to 10 beds and we pride ourselves in providing exceptional standards of nursing care.


A 13-bedded unit offering an integrated specialist regional service for neurosurgical and neurological patients admitted as either emergencies or elective patients for a population of over three million. As a specialist unit situated within the Wessex Neurological Centre (a centre of excellence in the treatment of neurological disorders), we admit patients with a range of neurological and neurosurgical conditions, including multi trauma patients, as Southampton is designated as a regional major trauma centre.


A 15-bedded unit caring for cardiac patients from across the region and nationally who require post-operative care following elective cardiac surgery, emergency surgical and cardiology admissions, complex multi organ support and adult congenital patients.  We’re one of the largest cardiac centres in the country and are renowned for our local and national contribution to critical care and for consistently delivering high standards of clinical care.


The critical care education team provides structured support to all staff and run development programmes that are well established. The formal education package follows a structured career pathway which includes induction training, and an in-house Foundation to Critical Care Nursing programme and Leadership programme.

All staff follow a nationally recognised competency package. There are opportunities to apply for the Principles in ICU course and High Dependency Course modules at both degree and masters level.

You’ll have the opportunity to actively participate in critical care issues at Trust, national and at an international level. With this varied and complex case mix, a commitment to developing our roles in a visionary manner makes this an excellent opportunity to gain a rewarding career within critical care.

There are multiple opportuni...

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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25 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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