Junior Sister/ Charge Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
December 02, 2022
Offerd Salary:£33,706 - £40,588
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:6 months fixed term
Working Time:Full time
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Junior Sister/ Charge Nurse Band 6

Main area

Adult cardiac ward (E3 Green)


Band 6


Fixed term: 6 months


Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref



Southampton General Hospital




£33,706 - £40,588 pa pro rata

Salary period



02/12/2022 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the nursing team on our adult cardiac ward (E3 Green) on a 6 months fixed term/secondment basis.

E3 Green is an adult cardiac ward with a specialist focus on heart failure and therefore has strong links with the heart failure team. We also care for patient's post cardiac surgery and cardiac interventions.

Ward ethos: 'We pledge to care for you, the patient, as we would want our relatives to be cared for. We will treat you as an individual and aim to reach the best possible outcome. We will achieve this by working together, involving you and your loved ones in decisions that are made and by using the expertise of other members of the multidisciplinary team as required. We will continue to strive to maintain our high standards of care by furthering the knowledge of our staff and listening to your concerns. You are at the heart of what we do.'

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

We are looking for a person with a positive proactive leadership style, a team player who is passionate about developing staff so they in turn deliver a high standard of patient care. You must have significant experience in a relevant speciality, with the aptitude and skill necessary to lead and motivate a team of nurses and allied health professionals, working closely with the MDT. If you believe you have the dedication and inspiration along with the necessary skills that we are seeking we would love to discuss this opportunity with you further.


Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • 1 st level registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • A Speciality Qualification
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice
  • Supporting a range of learners in practice
  • Supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Desirable criteria
  • Intermediate Life Support training
  • Graduate or equivalent
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Extensive experience at Band 5/equivalent in the speciality
  • Ward management experience
  • Mentorship experience
  • Experience in an acute hospital setting
  • Extensive proven Teaching and Assessing skills
  • Desirable criteria
  • Some insight into budget management
  • Appraisal skills
  • Experience in handling adverse events and complaints
  • Possession of a relevant mentorship qualification
  • Experience as an NMC sign off mentor or clinical practice assessor.
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Basic IT skills
  • Good interpersonal, communication skills
  • Motivation
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to delegate
  • Able to demonstrate leadership skills
  • Ability to motivate and be a team player
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Ability to provide evidence of knowledge in the specialty
  • Flexibility in working to adapt to the needs of the service, to cover the full range of shifts
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical decision making and judgement
  • Commitment to the post and Care Group responsibilities
  • Commitment to continuing professional development
  • Awareness of current Trust/NHS issues
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal thinkuhs.co.uk where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 270.1KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 233.7KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Sarah Paterson

    Job title

    Ward Manager

    Email address

    [email protected]

    Telephone number

    023 8120 6472
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