An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Fixed Term Band 7 Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse leadership role on ward F11, Intestinal Failure Unit, General Surgery at UHS.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has an established, proactive multidisciplinary team who provide nutritional support and intestinal failure service to both inpatients and outpatients, across all specialities.
Please see the trust website for more information on our service
This role involves leading and managing the team, within relevant policy frameworks, to support 17 inpatient beds dedicated to intestinal failure, providing care for patients with multifaceted nursing, nutritional and surgical needs from across the region with parental nutrition. As the successful candidate your skills as a senior role model will be pivotal in supporting the personal and professional development of the ward nursing team with the support of your juniors. You will ensure that quality agendas are being met, making certain that your team are delivering safe, effective, timely care in a caring and supportive way. The role makes certain care pathways for this patient group are delivered by a skilled workforce to sustain that positive patient experience
The successful applicant will have proven experience in investing their proactive leadership skills, is passionate about developing staff understanding and has clinical expertise to devote to others, enhancing the patients’ experience. This leadership in turn ensures the ward team improves upon their endorsed high standards and knowledge base whilst adapting to changes as the service grows.
The position has the opportunity to be supported academically, with access to Msc modules at Southampton University and UHS leadership courses. Within the clinical environment you will instrumental in providing regular ward team meetings, attendance to service development, provision meetings representing the nursing team, which allows personal and professional development.
If you believe you have the dedication and inspiration along with the necessary skills that we are seeking we would love to discuss this opportunity with you further.
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.
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.
Interviews will be held on 19 November 2019...
Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.
Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post
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Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.
Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.
The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and 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.
As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.
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|Location:||United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton|
|Salary:||£37,570 - £43,772 pa pro rata GBP per year|
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