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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/06/2020.

Paediatric Orthopaedic Trainee Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 188-NM2362

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Nursing and midwifery
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Band 6 Orthopaedic Trainee Nurse Practitioner to join the team at Southampton Children’s Hospital. The successful candidate must have experience working at within a Paediatric Orthopaedic service.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop specialist skills and become a competent member of our nurse specialist team; they will have extensive support from our most experienced paediatric orthopaedic nurses and clinicians. Some of this development will be through participating in joint consultant and nurse-led clinics where they will learn how children and young people are clinically assessed, diagnosed and treatment options discussed. There will also be the opportunity to access further specialist education and or training days.


The Paediatric Orthopaedic service accepts patients from across the Wessex region; a population of approximately 8.4million. It covers Outpatient clinics as well as supporting inpatients on ward G3.

As well as accepting referrals from across the Wessex Network, Southampton Children’s Hospital is one of the only Paediatric Trauma Centre’s on the South Coast.

You will be working with a Multidisciplinary team across the Orthopaedic Specialty as well as supporting long term patients through transition to adult care.


Working with the existing multidisciplinary team you will be responsible for:

  • Providing specialist advice, education and support to health care professionals and parents/carers of children with orthopaedic conditions.
  • Dealing with sensitive and distressing situations, managing these in an appropriate manner
  • Managing your own workload, assessing and prioritising within agreed specialist guidelines
  • Contributing to the development of the specialist service, ensuring documentation and programmes of care are updated regularly.
  • Ensuring documentation is completed to Trust policy and in accordance with NMC requirements
  • Participating in specialist paediatric orthopaedic clinics
  • Building good working relationships with the multidisciplinary team and providing support to staff on the ward


We’d love to hear from children’s nurses with experience of working in a leadership capacity, who can evidence ongoing education and qualifications appropriate to this speciality. You must be able to demonstrate a compassionate approach to patient care and the public, as well as the ability to meet robust clinical operational demands.

As well as the relevant NMC registration and evidence of proven clinical ability in paediatric nursing, we’re looking for:

  • Evidence of on-going personal development
  • Proven management experience
  • Good planning and organisation skills
  • Excellent communication skills


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.


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.


Interviews will be held on Thursday 18th June 2020, these interviews will be held virtually.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Divisional Recruitment Lead

Sarah Boynton

07788 146874


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