Neonatal Sister / Charge Nurse

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An exciting opportunity has arisen at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) Neonatal unit, we are looking to recruit a registered nurse or midwife with a post-registration qualification in neonatal nursing to join our team as a sister. The Neonatal unit is currently in the process of undergoing development and expanding its services.

We will consider applications from senior band 5 applicants with neonatal experience, however, they will need to be able to complete all band 6 competencies within a 6 month period to be banded at a band 6 level.


 We offer a specialist service to a population across the South Coast region, providing intensive, high and special care, as well as a community outreach team. We host SONeT, the regional transfer service, ensuring that families receive care in the most appropriate unit, closest to their home. There is an opportunity to work with the transport service, which will provide you with a wide range of varied experiences. Our patients here in Southampton have access to a range of speciality teams including neonatal surgery and cardiac services. Our tertiary centre supports over 6000 births per annum and is host to the high-risk obstetric and fetal medicine service.

We feel passionate that families should feel involved in their baby’s care and work in partnership with them. This is reflected in the receipt of the ‘Improving Care Award’ from Bliss to our unit in 2016. We are funded to achieve BAPM staffing recommendations by 2020; you could be a part of our staffing plan enabling us to achieve this.

We will offer you continued education, opportunities in care covering the full ITU spectrum of services and the chance to work with a supportive and dedicated team. Here at UHS, we recognise the significant contribution your skills and expertise make. In light of this we are offering a one off payment of £4000 (pro rata) to new external applicants with active NMC pins and a relevant post-registration neonatal nursing qualification appointed within our neonatal services, to show our commitment to you. In exchange, you will be committed to remaining with your allocated ward area for a minimum of 12 months.

Recruitment payments are not applicable to individuals who are moving from Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust or any NHS staff working within Hampshire or the Isle of Wight. These Trusts include;  Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust,  Solent NHS Trust,  Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,  Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust,  Isle of Wight NHS Trust,  South Central Ambulance NHS Trust. 

Recruitment and retention premium payments are subject to terms and conditions and are paid on a pro rata basis.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. At University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust:

We put patients first and will support your drive to deliver compassionate care to all babies and their families.

We work together with you to enable you to be a key team member, inspirer and motivator to your colleagues. We will provide you with the guidance and support you need to assist you in achieving your maximum potential.

We are always improving, embracing our continued involvement with research. We invest in our staff’s education, training and development. We are open to your ideas to improve efficiency and service. We will empower you to have a strong sense of ownership for the unit and team members.


You will be required to:

  • Act as a role model to nursing staff, encouraging effective working relationships and development of a cohesive nursing team.

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care, ensuring good communication throughout

  • Support a range of learners in practice and support colleagues to promote effective learning in practice

  • Act up for the ward manager in times of absence<...

    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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30 June 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 pa pro rata GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

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