We’re looking for nurses to join our medicine care group at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). The medicine care group incorporates inpatient respiratory, gastroenterology, general medicine, medicine for older people and cystic fibrosis ward.
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 TEAMS
Our inpatient respiratory department has two wards and a high dependency unit (HDU), offering lots of opportunity to care for patients with a wide range of complex conditions including those requiring non-invasive ventilation, tracheostomy care and those with long-term conditions. We’re a multi-disciplinary team working alongside the respiratory specialist nurses and physiotherapists to provide excellence in nursing care.
In our purpose built nine bedded unit, Respiratory HDU offers the opportunity to develop your management skills, caring for our acute respiratory patients. You'll be given the opportunity of working in a fast paced and challenging area, dealing with advanced and complex weaning of patients requiring non-invasive ventilation.
GASTROENTEROLOGY, HEPATOLOGY AND RENAL
Gastroenterology care for inpatients with a variety of gastrointestinal illnesses. The department has links with the newly refurbished endoscopy unit, working collectively in the patients’ best interests. You’d be part of a team who strive for compassionate care in a friendly and safe environment. In addition, this area also cares for patients with a hepatology diagnosis which includes liver disease, detoxing and much more. Renal patients are also catered for in this area.
The inpatient general medicine department is located on ward E7 and D7 and cater for any other medical need that does not fall within gastroenterology, renal, hepatology and respiratory. An element of our work also includes looking after patients with a mental health diagnosis in their acute phase.
D10 ISOLATION WARD
This area cares for patients with an infection that requires isolation. This area provides greater knowledge of infectious diseases.
MEDICINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE
Medicine for Older people (MOP) comprises of four acute wards, a transition ward and an enhanced dementia unit. You will be support in an inclusive environment supported by strong nursing leadership including a dedicated matron, older person’s practitioners and a committed band 7 team to guide and support you. MOP can offer a rotation through the different areas and provide an education program to support specialism in elderly care nursing.
The MOP multi-disciplinary team have recently won the prestigious BMJ care of the older person award praising the culture of putting patients at the centre.
C5 ISOLATION WARD
C5 has 14 rooms and cares for patients with higher risk diseases and also is the base for our cystic fibrosis patients. Our isolation unit is an exciting development that will see us deliver world-class infection prevention practice. You will be shaping how we deliver truly individual care, bringing vision, fresh ideas and a willingness to learn.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
We run comprehensive education programmes such as our respiratory and gastroenterology education programme which ensures out team have high levels of knowledge and the skills required to provide excellent specialist care. MOP will also give you the chance to develop your acute care and dementia care skills, learning how to manage complex patients.
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 ...
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
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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
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|Location:||United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton|
|Salary:||£24,907 - £30,615 pa pro rata GBP per year|
Healthcare and Medical
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