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Staff nurse - Surgery

Job Reference: 188-NM2026

Employer:
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Surgery
Location:
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
Salary:
£24,214 - £30,112 pa

We’re looking for nurses to join our general surgery care group at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), where our multi professional team is leading the way in providing high quality educated care for the general surgical patient.

Please note that this vacancy is for experienced nurses – if you’re a newly qualified nurse you should apply through our dedicated newly qualified adult or child nurse adverts.

ABOUT OUR CARE GROUP

Surgery at UHS cares for over 20,000 emergency and elective inpatients each year, as well as over 60,000 outpatients. We’re a specialist centre for services such as urology, hepatobiliary and head and neck surgery.

As a team, we are seeking proactive, motivated registered nurses who are keen team players that strive to provide high quality patient care supported by a structured educational development plan. We embrace innovative thinking as we aim to deliver excellence in customer care, staff satisfaction and patient experience. CQC Rated in 2019 as ‘Good’ through all domains.

ABOUT OUR TEAMS

Our local and regional surgical specialties consist of:

  • Upper and lower GI
    including a specialist intestinal failure unit supporting complex nutritional needs for specific patient groups 
  • Hepatobiliary and urology 
    including a newly developing urology day unit which will transform patient pathways 
  • Head and neck 
    including head and neck acute assessment area 
  • Emergency surgery admissions 
    consisting of our surgery ED (ASU) and acute admissions short stay (ASA)

All patients are supported by an MDT approach ensuring timely reviews aiming to ensure patients within our care know their treatment pathways and likely discharge dates.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

The position is fully supported with a clear band 5 development pathway. You’ll also have access to MSc modules at Southampton University, allowing you to personally and professionally develop your nursing career.

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 environment 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 where the needs of the service allow and 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

Rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, UHS is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY

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. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lisa Attrill

Recruitment Coordinator

02381204488

lisaattrill@uhs.nhs.uk




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.

GETTING TO WORK

We offer parking on site at UHS or through one of our park-and-ride schemes on a limited basis, based on specific eligibility criteria. We encourage our staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible, and our Trust is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY

Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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