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Senior Urgent Response Nurse

Job Reference: 449-AS0585

Solent NHS Trust
Adult Services
£30,401 - £37,267 p.a.

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated Nurse to join a dynamic multidisciplinary team operating as an admission avoidance and facilitated discharge service in Southampton. The Urgent Response Service is a Multidisciplinary service working in partnership with other social and healthcare providers. The service has expanded to provide a Home IV Service to support early discharge from University Hospitals Southampton (UHS) for patients requiring IV Antibiotics and do not need to remain in hospital

As part of our team, you will work with your multidisciplinary colleagues providing complex assessment, clinical monitoring, treatment and therapy to provide recovery, (ensuring the care we deliver is evidence based holistic care), to enable patients who are acutely unwell to remain at home. The role will allow individuals to gain experience to refine their managerial and clinical skills within the team. Support and supervision will be structured and provided by the Band 7 staff and Clinical Lead, and will include peer review and training.

Your role will be key to the performance of the team as it comes at a time of development and your drive and enthusiasm will help support this delivery. There are opportunities for networking with UHS colleagues and ultimately supporting flow of patients to be cared for in their own homes. There are training opportunities for courses such as History Taking and Physical Assessment, as well as cannulation and IV training.

Applicants will need to demonstrate advanced person centred assessment skills to support clients with multiple pathology and complex health and social care needs.

As the successful candidate will be managing and developing staff members, you will need effective interpersonal skills and show leadership skills to support flexible and positive approach to problem solving. You will be required to work shifts over a seven day period between 08:00 and 22:00. You will also need to have a driving licence with access to a vehicle for work use (mileage allowance paid).

For further information, an informal discussion or visit please contact Sarah Garratt or Karen Smith on 02380 833768.

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.


The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff)
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Abilty to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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