Staff Nurse - Surgery University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

The closing date is 14 March 2022

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Job description

Job responsibilities

As a band 5 surgical ward nurse you will be expected to

  • Plan, deliver and evaluate a high standard of care to our patients, families and carers using a systematic approach in accordance with agreed policies and within available resources.

  • Give and receive regular reports on the progress of patients

  • Liaise with all members of the multi-professional team

  • Recognise the deteriorating patient and escalate care needs

  • Maintain accurate records of observation, treatment and care.

  • Participate in the checking and administration of prescribed drugs

  • Demonstrate competence in administration of complex intravenous therapies.

You will need to demonstrate continuing professional development and have an understanding of how to improve and provide safe, quality care for patients and their carers/relatives. You must be an effective role model, adhering to the NMC code of conduct and trust policies and procedures, communicate efficiently advocating for your patients needs, escalating concerns as required and be able to exhibit your team ethic.

As the successful post holder you would be working closely with your ward leader, nurse practitioner, nurse specialist and consultant teams supporting the delivery of established patient pathways whilst supporting the development of new and innovative approaches to patient care.

The position is fully supported with clear band 5 development pathways, with access to MSC modules at Southampton University, allowing you to personally and professionally develop your nursing career.

If you believe you have the dedication and motivation to develop we would love to discuss this exciting opportunity with you further. Informal visits are strongly encouraged.

Person Specification

Outside interests


  • Team work activities

Living the Trust Values


  • Patients First

  • Working Together

  • Always Improving



  • Qualified nurse

  • NMC registered or registration pending

  • Evidence of on-going personal development



  • Knowledge of current issues within acute health services

  • Understanding of personal accountability

  • Awareness of responsibilities for management of infection control

  • Mentorship experience (desirable)

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants. UK Registration Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust Address Southampton General Hospital Tremona Road Southampton SO14 2AA Employer's website

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