Staff nurse - paediatric intensive care

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Southampton Children’s Hospital on the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for highly motivated, dedicated registered paediatric  or adult trained (with critical care experience) nurses to join our friendly, supportive nursing and multidisciplinary teams. 

ABOUT THE TEAM

PICU is a 14 bedded regional lead centre providing care for critically ill children from birth up to 18 years of age.  We care for some of the most complex illnesses and injuries and work closely with specialists from all surgical and medical areas, including cardiac surgery, cardiology, neurosurgery, neurology and neonatology as well as treating major trauma patients. Southampton General Hospital is a designated major trauma centre offering full onsite major trauma provision for both children and adults.  

The unit looks after 950 to 1000 patients per year across southern and central England; it is the sixth largest PICU by numbers of admissions and has one of the best survival rates.

Children are referred to us from hospitals as far afield as Plymouth, Milton Keynes and the Channel Islands. PICU provides a unit based 24 hour retrieval service, known as the Southampton and Oxford Retrieval Team (SORT) covering the Thames Valley and Wessex regions in collaboration with Oxford PICU.

PICU offers fantastic development opportunities, including education, research, training, involvement with quality improvement projects, collaborating with leading paediatric teams, becoming a member of the retrieval team and specialist training for providing highly skilled services such as ECMO. PICU has a dedicated Lecturer practitioner and Clinical facilitators to support staff development through opportunities to gain speciality skills, including a thorough induction, foundation programme and the PICU course.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

-Be a skilled member of the nursing team caring for critically ill patients in a highly complex environment.

-Provide a high standard of individualised care to the patients in accordance with agreed policies and within available resources.

-Help create an environment that is conducive with learning and development.

-To co-operate fully in all PICU, Trust and University based developmental programmes and take responsibility for personal growth in an enthusiastic manner.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

Applicants should have experience working in an acute Paediatric care environment.  The applicant should be motivated, enthusiastic and able to work with maturity in pressurised situations. You will be expected to provide safe care of the highest quality to all of our patients and their relatives. The flexibility to work the full range of shift patterns within a 24 hour shift pattern is essential.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

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 surroundings 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 and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. 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

UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and...

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.uhs.nhs.uk/WorkingHere/Typesofjob/Nurses/Returntonursing.aspx

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:

http://www.uhs.nhs.uk/relocating-to-southampton

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
Web: http://careers.uhs.nhs.uk/

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Company Profile

18 June 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £24,214 - £30,112 per annum GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Sector:
Healthcare and Medical
Profession:
Nursing
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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