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Staff nurse - CV&T (incl. CHDU, CCU and Cath lab)

Job Reference: 188-NM2034

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

We're recruiting nurses to join our cardiac high dependency unit (CHDU), coronary care unit (CCU), catheter lab and catheter lab day unit teams, as well as our wards - all part of the cardiovascular and thoracic care group at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).

Be an integral part of the team caring for patients with a wide range of healthcare needs including heart failure, heart disease, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery and thoracic surgery.

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

The cardiovascular and thoracic care group has 139 beds and provides regional tertiary cardiovascular and thoracic services to Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Dorset, West Sussex and Wiltshire patients along with the local population of Southampton, New Forest and Eastleigh.

We can offer opportunities within the areas below through a bespoke rotational post that is tailored to you from the following areas: 

  • Cardiology – including interventional cardiology, heart failure and electrophysiology
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Adult congenital cardiac ward
  • Catheter laboratory and day unit
  • Vascular 

We’re looking for motivated, enthusiastic and caring nurses to join one of the largest cardiovascular and thoracic centres in the country, providing services to a population of three million people and part of the major trauma centre. If you have a real passion for nursing, and are looking for an exciting, fast moving clinical field to develop your skills, we’d love to hear from you. 

ABOUT OUR TEAMS                    

Our teams are: 

  • Cardiac catheter lab day unit
  • Cardiac catheter lab
  • Coronary care unit (CCU) 
  • Cardiac high dependency unit (CHDU)
  • E2 - young adult cardiac ward
  • D4 - vascular
  • E3 - adult cardiac ward
  • E4 - thoracic ward 

Read more about all of them in the “Our teams” document attached. 

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU 

We offer a full programme of continuing professional development through formal and informal teaching to ensure individuals remain up to date and are positive role models. We have a dedicated and enthusiastic education and practice development team along with our specialist nurses and advanced nurse practitioners who are committed to providing a varied programme of development. There are numerous opportunities to grow and develop both professionally and personally within our care group.  

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.




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.

HOW AND WHY WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

The Trust is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

The European General Data Protection Regulations enhances individuals’ rights and safeguards all of their data in place under the DPA. Please see the attachment in the additional documentation section to see how and why we store your information.

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