Sister / Charge Nurse

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

Are you ready to join an innovative Multidisciplinary team as exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Sister / Charge Nurse leadership role within F11, Intestinal Failure Unit (IFU) at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).


This 17 bedded ward cares for level 2 and 3 intestinal failure patients where the MDT provide care for patients with multifaceted nutritional and surgical needs from across the Wessex region. As part of this team you will be involved in progressing the IF service at UHS as the national service agreement is produced. A recent initiative included bespoke physiotherapy and psychologist support for IF patients, this has transformed care resulting in delivering reduced length of stay for this patient group.


As a Ward Sister you will act as a role model supporting the nursing team in the delivery of recognised high standards of care, ensuring inclusiveness, equality and diversity are at the heart of the everyday practice. Your role will include leading, mentoring and coaching staff to making sure there is a confident and competent team who are able to raise concerns allowing for safeguards to be put in place and safe handovers in care. The managerial aspect of your role will support the ward manager in being responsive to quality agendas, incidents and complaints, staff appraisals following Trust Policy, guidance and procedures.


We are looking for a Registered Nurse, who has proven leadership experience and evidence of ongoing professional development in mentorship and working towards a degree. You must have significant post registration experience within the speciality of surgery or intestinal failure with a logical career pathway.

The position has opportunities to be supported academically, with access to Msc modules at Southampton University and UHS leadership courses.

If you believe you have the dedication and inspiration along with the proactive leadership style that we are seeking we would love to discuss this opportunity with you further, Informal visits are encouraged.


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.


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 for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Friday, 24 July 2020.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encou...

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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30 June 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum GBP per year
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Healthcare and Medical
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