Offerd Salary:£33,706 - £40,588
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Junior Sister Band 6

Main area

Eye Outpatients


Band 6




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£33,706 - £40,588 pa

Salary period



28/11/2022 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has become available in Eye outpatients for band 6 Junior Sister post. We have a substantive post to support the expansion of the department and to ensure great visible leadership. Eye outpatients has significantly increased its space and workforce, requiring additional leadership. We run a 6 day service Monday – Saturday 7.30-19.30. Our full-time team usually work 4 long days ranging from 17.00-19.30 finishes.

We are looking for an experienced, dedicated Nurse who is looking to further their management development and gain/develop leadership skills in a supportive environment. The successful candidate will need to be highly motivated, professional, flexible, trustworthy and positive role model.

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.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), 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 What you'll do
  • To supervise the professional work of nursing staff and exercise good leadership skills.
  • Support the team to monitor the quality of patient care and participate in the regular evaluation of patient satisfaction.
  • To act as a mentor, to new staff, learners and post-registration students.
  • To participate in the recruitment and selection of new staff.
  • Empower the team to highlight areas for change and development.
  • What we're looking for

    Eye outpatients is a fast moving, dynamic department that continues to change & develop, this requiring the successful applicant to be flexible, forward thinking and have the skills to motivate and provide positive support during transitional phases in what can sometimes be a challenging environment. The ability to supervise, teach, empower and coach staff is essential for this role.

    If you think this an opportunity you would like to take, then we look forward to hearing from you. Please contact Kirsty Turner, Senior Sister on 02381 208738.

    Additional information

    Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 07 December 2022

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

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse on relevant part of the register
  • Evidence of on-going personal development
  • Completed Ophthalmic competencies
  • Mentorship qualification (or evidence of meeting the outcomes of the NMC standards).
  • Educated to or working towards Diploma level
  • Desirable criteria
  • Specialist qualification
  • Graduate
  • Recognised teaching qualification
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Extensive post registration experience, including significant experience within ophthalmology as Senior Band 5 (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Desirable criteria
  • Proven management experience
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group
  • Able to use initiative
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Able to prioritise and deliver agreed objectives
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience of budgetary control
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Proven ability to manage change
  • 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 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, 424.6KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 211.0KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Kirsty Turner

    Job title

    Senior Sister

    Email address

    Telephone number

    023 8120 8738
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