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Staff nurse- day surgery and recovery

Job Reference: 188-NM1029-B

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Day surgery and recovery unit
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro

The day surgery and recovery unit at Princess Anne Hospital have an exciting opportunity for band 5 staff nurses. We're seeking motivated and energetic individuals to join our team, working with adults/young adults in our day surgery and recovery unit.

Do you work to our Trust values of putting patients first, working together and always improving?
Are you motivated to give excellent patient care?
Do you want to make a difference and improve the patient experience?
Do you want variety in your place of work?

This is a fantastic opportunity for nurses who enjoy the fast paced environment of a day surgical unit and the acute care of post anaesthetic patients.

We're looking for nurses who have an interest in women’s health and/or recovery/surgical experience.

At the Princess Anne we have four theatres which mainly undertake obstetrics, gynaecology and breast surgery. We are very flexible in our working pattern and encourage a good work life balance.

Please do come and have a look around. Or give us a call for an informal chat.

For the right individuals, we are also able to offer significant educational opportunities, including:

- Leadership development courses
- University post-qualifying modules (such as coaching, care of the deteriorating patient, leadership & management of change)

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 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.

The closing date for applications will be 9th July

Interviews will take place on 15th July

For further details / informal visits contact:

Charlotte Smith


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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