An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and dynamic Band 6 Junior Sister/Charge Nurse to work within our dedicated 22 bedded Spinal unit, encompassing both emergency trauma and elective surgery. We are a newly established service that is continuously growing and developing.
ABOUT THE TEAM
The Nursing Team consists of Registered Nurses, Senior Nursing Assistants, and Nursing Assistants. In addition to Registered Nurses, some of the senior nursing assistants are also highly trained and competent within defined parameters, to care for spinal cord injured ventilator dependent patients.
Fundamental to providing a specialist service we are committed to providing a high standard of quality care through an ongoing education, development and staff training programme.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
To be responsible for assisting the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in the management of the ward/unit over a 24-hour period, ensuring high standards of care are maintained and available resources are utilised effectively.
To demonstrate clinical expertise, acting as a role model within the Clinical Speciality.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for an individual, who is a strong leader and is highly motivated with excellent communication skills. The sister/charge nurse role requires a close working relationship with the multi-professional team to ensure that evidenced based quality care is delivered with compassion to every patient.
You will be required to have high clinical standards with a passion to make a difference for patients and staff alike. It is essential that you are good at promoting cooperation, building teams and developing people for the future, as well as focusing on your own professional growth.
This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to and be part of a cohesive team who care for a diverse, rewarding patient group.
We support our staff, offering a variety of opportunities for career progression. When it comes to careers we are committed to developing yours. We support both professional and personal development, recognising its importance in delivering a quality service.
Our education, training and development team works alongside individuals and teams in practice. Formal teaching sessions and study days are available as is advice on academic pathways and career planning.
If you have a real passion for nursing and you are looking for an exciting, fast moving clinical field to develop your skills then look no further, apply now and join our team.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
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.
ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON
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.
Interview date is Thursday 31st October 2019.