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Newly Qualified Nurses

Job Description

Newly Qualified Nurses - Band 5:
Salary: £21,909 starting salary

From Student Nurse to Staff Nurse….........

* Are you looking for a challenge in your first post?
* Do you work to our Trust values?
* 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?
* Do you have a good sense of humour?

If these match what you want then at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust we want you.

We take development of our staff seriously and successful candidates will be offered opportunities for professional development to help realise professional and personal ambitions.

We offer a minimum 6 month “hub and spoke” preceptorship programme, to support your transition and develop your confidence as an autonomous professional.

We believe that having studied hard for your qualification, you have demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment, and we look forward to benefitting from your knowledge, skills and most importantly vision.

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to join one of the Europe's leading teaching hospitals.

Please note this post is for Newly Qualified Nurses, who are either dual field NQN (adult/child), or adult NQN who are qualifying in February 2016. Child branch students will need to apply through the specific child branch advert. If you have already gained registration please apply for our other posts via our website.

Please ensure that you include your specific choice of speciality, which you wish to be considered for, in the supporting evidence section. If you are dual field and would like to be offered a potential rotation programme, please specify your preferred choices for this.

We strongly recommend that you open the Person Specification when completing your supporting information.

It is advisable that you provide both an academic and a clinical reference.

For information enquiries please contact Clare Aspden on ( Email address removed ) or call  ( Phone number removed ) .

Interviews will be held on the 11th of November 2016.

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:
For information enquiries please contact Clare Aspden on ( Email address removed ) or call  ( Phone number removed ) 

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

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area please visit our site to help you explore accommodation options. To find out more look for 'Relocating to Southampton'.

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

The Trust has a duty to protect the public funds it administers, to this end may use the information you have provided 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.

Note to vacancy advertisers:UHS NHS Foundation Trust operates a strict process regarding the advertising of vacancies, details of which may only be reproduced with the written permission of the person authorised by the Trust. Any orders obtained via unsolicited routes (including individuals not so authorised) will not be paid and the circumstances will be reported to the Trust’s Local Counter Fraud Specialist.

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

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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