Staff Nurse - Surgery

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Staff nurse opportunities within general surgery have arisen at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) where our multi professional team is leading the way in providing high quality educated care for the general surgical patient.


As a team we are seeking proactive, motivated registered nurses who are keen team players that strive to provide high quality patient care supported by a structured educational development plan. We embrace innovative thinking as we aim to deliver excellence in customer care, staff satisfaction and patient experience. CQC Rated in 2017 as Good through all domains.

Our local and regional surgical specialties consist of upper and lower GI which includes a specialist intestinal failure unit supporting complex nutritional needs for specific patient groups. Hepatobilary and urology including a newly developing urology day unit which will transform patient pathways. Head & neck including head & neck acute assessment area and emergency surgery admissions consisting of our surgery emergency department (ASU) and acute admissions short stay (ASA). All patients are supported by an MDT approach ensuring timely reviews aiming to ensure patients within our care know their treatment pathways and likely discharge dates.


As a band 5 surgical ward nurse you will be expected to

  • Plan, deliver and evaluate a high standard of care to our patients, families and carers using a systematic approach in accordance with agreed policies and within available resources.
  • Give and receive regular reports on the progress of patients
  • Liaise with all members of the multi-professional team
  • Recognise the deteriorating patient and escalate care needs
  • Maintain accurate records of observation, treatment and care.
  • Participate in the checking and administration of prescribed drugs
  • Demonstrate competence in administration of complex intravenous therapies.


You will need to demonstrate continuing professional development and have an understanding of how to improve and provide safe, quality care for patients and their carers/relatives. You must be an effective role model, adhering to the NMC code of conduct and trust policies and procedures, communicate efficiently advocating for your patients needs, escalating concerns as required and be able to exhibit your team ethic.

As the successful post holder you would be working closely with your ward leader, nurse practitioner, nurse specialist and consultant teams supporting the delivery of established patient pathways whilst supporting the development of new and innovative approaches to patient care.  

The position is fully supported with  clear band 5 development pathways, with access to MSC modules at Southampton University, allowing you to personally and professionally develop your nursing career.

If you believe you have the dedication and motivation to develop we would love to discuss this exciting opportunity with you further. Informal visits are strongly 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...

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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2 August 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £24,907 - £30,615 per annum GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
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