We're recruiting nurses to join our cardiac high dependency unit (CHDU), coronary care unit (CCU), catheter lab and catheter lab day unit teams, as well as our wards - all part of the cardiovascular and thoracic care group at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).
Be an integral part of the team caring for patients with a wide range of healthcare needs including heart failure, heart disease, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery and thoracic surgery.
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.
ABOUT OUR CARE GROUP
The cardiovascular and thoracic care group has 139 beds and provides regional tertiary cardiovascular and thoracic services to Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Dorset, West Sussex and Wiltshire patients along with the local population of Southampton, New Forest and Eastleigh.
We can offer opportunities within the areas below through a bespoke rotational post that is tailored to you from the following areas:
- Cardiology – including interventional cardiology, heart failure and electrophysiology
- Cardiac surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Adult congenital cardiac ward
- Catheter laboratory and day unit
We’re looking for motivated, enthusiastic and caring nurses to join one of the largest cardiovascular and thoracic centres in the country, providing services to a population of three million people and part of the major trauma centre. If you have a real passion for nursing, and are looking for an exciting, fast moving clinical field to develop your skills, we’d love to hear from you.
ABOUT OUR TEAMS
Our teams are:
- Cardiac catheter lab day unit
- Cardiac catheter lab
- Coronary care unit (CCU)
- Cardiac high dependency unit (CHDU)
- E2 - young adult cardiac ward
- D4 - vascular
- E3 - adult cardiac ward
- E4 - thoracic ward
Read more about all of them in the “Our teams” document attached.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
We offer a full programme of continuing professional development through formal and informal teaching to ensure individuals remain up to date and are positive role models. We have a dedicated and enthusiastic education and practice development team along with our specialist nurses and advanced nurse practitioners who are committed to providing a varied programme of development. There are numerous opportunities to grow and develop both professionally and personally within our care group.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible environment in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working where the needs of the service allow and you’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON
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 as a place to work or receive care.
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
http://www.youtube.com/user/SouthamptonHospitals 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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|Location:||United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton|
|Salary:||£24,214 - £30,112 pa GBP per year|
Healthcare and Medical
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