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Recruitment Open Day – Staff Nurses (+£2000)

Job Description

Date: 05th November 2016
Time: 10:00 am – 03:00 pm
Location: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Heartbeat Suite F Level, Southampton SO16 6YD

How to find us: Hospital Map (see attachment)
Parking: Parking is free! Just drive to the exit barrier, press the help button, and quote “Recruitment Open day”. Security will then raise the barrier to allow exit.


At University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, your professional development is a key priority. It's all about empowering you with the skills you need to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.

If you have experience of caring for a friend or relative, or experience of working in a healthcare setting, come along to our Open Day for a coffee and meet our friendly, enthusiastic staff who will inform you of the training and career opportunities available; including return to practice and to answer any questions you may have regarding our Specialist Services.

We are also looking for Band 5 nurses to join us within our Specialists Services: - Trauma and Orthopaedics, Radiology, Neurosciences, Cardiovascular and Thoracic wards – you’ll help us shape the future in a leading teaching hospital, as well as your own learning and career development.

Here at UHS, we recognise the significant contribution your skills and expertise makes to patient care. In light of this we are offering a one off payment of £2000 to new external applicants with active NMC pins appointed within our T&O and Neurosciences services, to show our commitment to you. In exchange, you will be committed to remaining with your allocated ward area for a minimum of 12 months, working in partnership with like-minded healthcare professionals in developing others whilst actively contributing to patient safety, experience and outcomes. (T&C apply)

Rotation programmes are also available, so you'll not only broaden your skills, but explore different career pathways to find which is right for you. Over 18 months, you could have the opportunity to rotate between two or three departments within the Specialist Services division.

Whether you choose to be part of the programme or not, you'll enjoy outstanding education and development. A major centre for teaching and research, we offer training both in-house and in partnership with the University of Southampton, Solent, Portsmouth and the Open University. You'll also get the chance to learn from specialist nurses and advanced nurse practitioners who work across our wards.

Interviews will be a available on the day.

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:
John Norton – Retention and Recruitment Lead
( Email address removed )
 ( 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.

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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

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

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