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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Neonatal Unit has become the first in the country to gain official BLISS Baby Charter accreditation for our family-centred care for sick and premature babies. UHS provides intensive, high and special care to babies and families from across the South coast and Channel Islands in the hospital, as a transport service and at home. This tertiary centre supports over 6000 deliveries per annum and is host to the high risk obstetric and fetal medicine services. It provides the full range of medical and surgical intensive care and directly supports the care of newborn infants with complex conditions referred to all paediatric sub-specialities.

We know that evidence indicates that the chances of survival for extremely sick and preterm babies are related to the number of staff and their level of specialist education and experience. Babies receiving intensive care have complex needs which can only be met by skilled, knowledgeable and proficient nurses with the time to dedicate to the infant and family. This is why we continue to expand our Band 6 nursing workforce to achieve the BAPM standards that our families deserve.

We want you to be self-motivated, capable, caring and dynamic. You will be a registered nurse or midwife with a post-registration qualification in neonatal nursing. You should also have a teaching or mentorship qualification. It goes without saying that you will have a proven track record of clinical excellence, be able to prioritise your workload and show your leadership skills. We will offer you continued education, opportunities in specialist care covering the full ITU spectrum of services and the chance to work in a supportive and satisfying team.

At University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust;

We put patients first and know they, with their families are at the heart of what we do and their experience will be our measure of success. We will support your drive to deliver compassionate, evidence-based healthcare to babies and families.

We work together with you to enable to enable you to be a key team member, to inspire and motivate your colleagues. We will provide you with the guidance and support you need to fulfil your maximum potential.

We are always improving, embracing our continued involvement with research. We invest in our staff’s education, training and development. We will be open to your new ideas to improve efficiency and service and empower you to have a strong sense of ownership for the unit and team members.

We aim to make these values ‘what we do’ – to inspire, develop and support every one of us to live our values; every patient, every colleague, every day.

Please drop us an email (( Email address removed )) if you have any questions or would like to look around our unit

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:
Fiona Lawson  ( 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

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

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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.

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