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Charge Nurse/Sister

Job Description

Southampton Emergency Department is looking to recruit band 6 charge nurse/ sisters. If you are keen to join a forward thinking and dynamic Emergency Care team in a leading teaching hospital then you are looking in the right place.

We are a large teaching hospital based Emergency Department treating approximately 100,000 patients a year. As a Major Trauma Centre we are providing an excellent level of care for both Adults and Children; through constantly examining how we provide major trauma care we seek to constantly improve.

The department has a reputation for innovation and is increasingly recognised for its clinical academic work in emergency care. This results in the delivery of expert care, education, and support to patients with complex needs within the most acute phase of their care.

We are looking for individuals with a drive for high standards of care and a track record of leadership. You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent clinical and communication skills.

You will need to possess considerable experience at Band 5 in Emergency Care and be able to demonstrate ongoing continuous professional development within this specialist field.

We are committed to staff support and development and offer excellent education opportunities.

The department has a national & international reputation for innovation and development.

We are a friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team who welcome new ideas.

Flexibility to work the full range of shifts within a 24-hour shift pattern is essential.

If this sounds like the place you would like to work then we would like to hear from you. For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Anna Twiner, ED Senior Sister
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Karen Grant, ED matron
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UHS was rated in the top 5 Acute NHS Trusts as one of the best places to work according to staff in 2014

For further details / informal visits contact:
Karen Grant, ED matron
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Anna Twiner, ED senior Sister
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Applicants from UHS NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Return to Practice

UHS runs a return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return. To find out more please visit our Trust website for further details.

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 are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of closing, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Car Parking

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS. This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for on site parking as this is very limited. UHS offers a park and ride service and encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible. UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and areas.

Relocating to Southampton

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Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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