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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Staff Nurse - Trustwide

Job Reference: 188-NM2605

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

Award-winning care, UK firsts, and groundbreaking clinical trials are all in a day’s work for a UHS nurse. At University Hospital Southampton our patients are at the forefront of everything we do, and we believe that our nursing workforce is vital to ensuring that this is the case.

Each day brings exciting new challenges and opportunities to improve our services and ourselves. It’s a supportive, vibrant and friendly place, where all members of the team work together to deliver the best possible care.

We’re looking for nurses to join teams across our Trust because we provide a broad range of services, caring for patients from across the south of England from the start of life to the end, you have huge variety in the people you work with, the patients you see, and the career pathways on offer to you.

We are currently recruiting to the following care groups:

  • Surgery

  • Cancer care

  • Critical care

  • Theatres

  • Emergency medicine

  • Specialist medicine

  • Women and newborn

  • Child health

  • Cardiovascular and thoracic

  • Neurosciences

  • Trauma and orthopaedics

Your development is central to our vision of delivering high quality, safe and effective care, so we offer a fantastic induction and exceptional in-house and external training and development, giving you the best possible opportunities to achieve your career goals.

Working collaboratively as part of a bigger team, you’ll get all the support you need to do an amazing job as you explore where your future could take you. There will be plenty of opportunities to grow your career and take the lead, for example as a ward nurse or nurse practitioner, or as a specialist nurse in nurse-led clinics or outreach services.

We’ve worked hard as a Trust to improve the efficiency of our services and as a result, we are currently in financial surplus. We are one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked;

  • seventh in the country for staff engagement

  • fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend our hospital as a place to work or to receive care

We think being a UHS nurse is pretty fantastic, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what some of our nursing staff have to say about working here:

“I love working at UHS because of the support available, the dedicated teamwork, the resources and the state-of-the-art facilities. The best thing about my job is my team and the best thing about my team is that we always work together.”

  • Philandra Costello, genomics clinical nurse specialist

“The best thing about my job is being able to take the time to really listen to patients, their concerns or fears and being able to support them in a holistic way with the rest of the multidisciplinary team to overcome them and help get their lives back to normal. I feel valued in my team, and really enjoy the strong and honest working relationship we have.”

  • Tilly Steane, gastroenterology nurse practitioner

Please specify in the supporting information section of your application the areas you’re most interested in working in. Once we’ve received your application, you can expect a call from one of our team for an informal chat so that we can start to get to know you, and you can find out a bit more about what we have to offer.

If you’re an applicant from outside the United Kingdom please can you email your CV to and one of our recruitment team will get back to you, please do not make an application for this vacancy.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lisa Attrill

HR Recruitment Coordinator


Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


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