Theatres and surgical day unit - recruitment event

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We're pleased to announce we'll be hosting a theatre services open day and recruitment event on Saturday 30 March at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) to support the growth and development of all the specialities supported by our driven and innovative team.

UHS is a regional unit for a wide range of tertiary specialist services, which are supported by our dynamic theatres team. These include cardiac, vascular, spinal, head, neck and neurosurgery, and the huge variety of cases generated by our status as a designated major trauma centre for adult and paediatric services.

Theatres at UHS

We have 29 operating theatres providing both elective and emergency services. These include our eye department which has two eye theatres with dedicated staff, and our Lymington site boasting an additional two day-case theatres and its own dedicated team.

We also have a department education team and are able to offer significant training and development opportunities, including:

  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • Leadership and management development courses
  • Surgical speciality courses
  • In-house theatre course opportunities - i.e. surgical first assistant training and anaesthetic work-based learner
  • Rotational programs across areas to enhance knowledge and skills

We work hard to make sure our patients and their families have the most positive experience possible with us, and that our staff are happy and supported within their roles.

What are we looking for?

We're looking for enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic individuals who enjoy the challenge of working with a supportive team in a busy environment. Previous experience in this area is desirable but not essential as we offer full training. This event is open to band 5 registered adult and paediatric nurses/operating department practitioners.

We're recruiting to the following areas:

  • Surgical day unit
  • Anaesthetics
  • Eye theatres
  • Scrub
  • Recovery (adult and paediatric)

About our Trust and Southampton

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.

Southampton has recently been ranked as the third best place in the UK to live and work by PwC. Situated on the south coast, we have an international airport and are 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.

About the day

During the recruitment event you'll be able to:

  • Find out about what it’s like to work at UHS
  • See what the development opportunities are that we can offer you
  • Ask any questions you may have of our clinical and education teams
  • Take a tour of theatres and the surgical day unit

The recruitment day will take place on Saturday 12 January, and interviews will run from 9am. If you've completed an online application, we'll allocate a time for your interview.

The recruitment event will be hosted in Heartbeat Education Centre, F level, North Wing, Southampton General Hospital, SO16 6YD.

If you've not applied in advance, we may be able to interview you on the day if interview slots are available – however, we recommend applying in advance to avoid disappointment. Application forms will b...

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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15 March 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £23,023 - £29,608 pa pro rata GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Only direct applications will be considered

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789