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Senior Sister

Band 7

Main area
General ICU
Band 7
Fixed Term 12 months
Minimum 30 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£31,696 - £41,787 pa pro rata
22/01/2018 23:59

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, highly motivated and caring senior sister / charge nurse with proven specialist Critical Care knowledge and skills to join the forward-thinking Critical Care Senior Team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. If you are a confident, well-organised, strong and visible nurse leader, who thrives in a busy and diverse clinical environment   then we would like to hear from you.

University Hospital Southampton (UHS) NHS Foundation Trust provides services to some 1.9 million people living in Southampton, South Hampshire with tertiary services covering the Wessex region and a Major Trauma centre. Critical Care at UHS is the largest on the South coast comprising of a 25 bedded General ICU, 14 bedded Neurological ICU, a 16 bedded Cardiac ICU and a 10 bedded Surgical High Dependency; who is proud of national status and reputation within the field of Critical Care. We have recently been rated by the CQC as outstanding with the trust overall rating of good.

As a Senior Sister/Charge Nurse within the General Intensive Care you will be expected to promote the delivery of a high standard of patient-centred care. With the support of the Matron you will analyse, monitor and implement actions that ensure the service delivery is safe and effective in line with the Trust values. You will be responsible for the daily operational management and service delivery process within the department, along with the line management and development of the nursing team. You will ensure the smooth running of the unit, working as a key decision maker alongside the multi professional team, leading on aspects of clinical care and focusing on patient safety, experience and quality assurance frameworks.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They will be educated to a degree level with evidence of on-going education. They must be able to demonstrate a compassionate approach to the care of patients and the public, whilst also possessing the ability to ensure robust clinical operational demands are met. The unit offers the opportunity to actively participate in Critical Care issues at Trust, National and at an International level. The varied and complex case mix plus a commitment to role development in a visionary manner makes this an excellent opportunity.

Should you be looking for ongoing career opportunities, enjoy working in a stimulating supportive environment with staff that are ‘Proud and Professional' as well as having access to the beautiful Hampshire/Dorset coastline and the diversity of the acclaimed New Forest; Southampton is the place to be.

Informal visits are welcomed for the General ICU to Matron Liz Middlehurst liz.middlehurst@uhs.nhs.uk  023 8077 7222 (Ex 4319).  Relocation packages are negotiable.


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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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