Staff nurse - child health

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

We’re looking for adult or child trained nurses to join our team at Southampton Children’s Hospital, part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). We’re a major centre for specialist paediatric services across the south of England, providing acute specialist care to our local population as well as a wider geographical area that includes the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands. 

Southampton Children’s Hospital is the only paediatric trauma unit outside of London and across the south of England. In addition to the teams outlined below, we also have a children’s emergency and trauma department (which you can read about in the emergency medicine advert) and neonatal services (which you can read about in the women’s and newborn advert). 

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.


Southampton Children’s Hospital is part of the Wessex Network, working in collaboration with Trusts within the network to provide the best treatment for all patients including the provision of retrieval services via specialist teams. Services within the Children’s Hospital include: 

- neurosciences – neurosurgery and neurology

- general surgery – gastroenterology, nephrology, urology, ENT

- haemodialysis

- orthopaedic – general, complex spinal and trauma

- general medical – respiratory, specialist sleep services

- oncology

- cardiac services

- mental health services

- high dependency unit

- paediatric intensive care unit 

In addition, there are clinical nurse specialists providing support with a number of conditions such as allergy, rheumatology, diabetes, neuro conditions and many more. 


Our teams are: 

- G2 neuro

- G3 orthopaedics

- G4 surgery, urology and nephrology (G4SUN)

- Piam Brown – oncology

- John Atwell day ward

- Paediatric medical unit (PMU)

- Paediatric high dependency unit (PHDU)

- Paediatric intensive care unit (PICU)

- E1 – paediatric cardiology

- Bursledon House

- Children’s outpatients

 We are also recruiting child nurses for the children’s emergency and trauma department. Read more about all of them in the “Our teams” document attached. 


All wards within Southampton Children’s Hospital have the support of clinical facilitators to help with further education and learning as well as mentorship and supervision support. There are fantastic training and development opportunities, giving you the best possible platform to achieve the career you want. 

The Children’s Hospital provides a seven day outreach service, supporting the wards as required. Play specialists work with each ward and outpatient setting supporting children and young people through their journey within the Children’s Hospital. We have a dedicated Safeguarding Children’s team who support with the management of complex cases and a team of mental health nurses to support the management of children and young people with mental health needs.

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.

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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:

The Trust is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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11 August 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £24,214 - £30,112 per annum GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
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