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Sister/charge Nurse

Job Reference: 188-NM2045

Employer:
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Radiology
Location:
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
Salary:
£30,401 - £37,267 pa

We have fantastic and exciting opportunities for sisters/charge nurses to work in our new, purpose built interventional radiology day unit opening October 2019 at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).

 

ABOUT THE TEAM

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 great opportunity for individuals who enjoy the fast paced environment of a day surgical unit and the acute care of post anaesthetic patients. This role will allow you to work in a diverse area, specialising in a wide range of minimally invasive image guided procedures ranging from acute to highly complex, with great professional development opportunities.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • As a deputy to be responsible for coordinating the daily management of nursing activities within radiology departments including pre-assessment of patients undergoing radiological rapid recovery/day case/inpatient interventions.
  • To act as a role model, demonstrate clinical expertise and ensure high standards of care are maintained and nursing resources are allocated and utilised effectively.
  • To encourage effective working relationships and the development of a cohesive team within the clinical speciality.
  • To take active participation in the management of theatre sessions, care of patients’ pre, peri, post complex procedures and co-ordination/care of acute patients visiting other areas of the department for imaging procedures.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate and ambitious individuals who have good initiative, great communication, enjoy change and delivering new ideas as well as delivering exemplary care in a day unit/recovery setting.

As a member of the team we will provide you with training opportunities to develop skills in history taking and physical assessment, taking an active role in seeing, treating, and discharging patients and communicating with members of the wider MDT.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

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.

ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interviews will be held on Monday, 02 September 2019.

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 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:

Claire Liddell

Radiology Nursing Manager

Claire.Liddell@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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