Staff Nurse - Children's Emergency and Trauma Department

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
January 31, 2023
Offerd Salary:£27,055 - £32,934
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Staff Nurse - Children's Emergency and Trauma Department Band 5

Main area

Emergency Medicine


Band 5




  • Full time
  • Other
  • Full Time / Part Time

    Job ref



    Southampton General Hospital




    £27,055 - £32,934 pa pro rata

    Salary period



    31/01/2023 23:59
    Job overview

    There has never been a more exciting time to join the paediatric workforce in the emergency department (ED) at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).We are looking for enthusiastic and committed registered nurses to join our expanding team.

    Within a large teaching hospital we're also the regional children's major trauma centre. The children's emergency and trauma centre is see's approximately 30,000 children and young people. The purpose build service is a standalone department offering the following facilities – an 11 trolley acute illness and injury service, a safe room, eight bedded children short stay, children's X-ray within the service, a treatment/procedural room.

    If you're a registered children's nurse with an interest in emergency care–this is a great team to join, we would welcome your application.

    Main duties of the job FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY

    If you're interested in applying for this role, we'd encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you're ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

    Working for our organisation

    As one of the largest acute teaching Trust's in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

    As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You'll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

    UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities WHAT YOU'LL DO

    You will form an integral part of our multi-disciplinary team providing excellent, high quality care to our paediatric population. You will be providing a high standard of individualised patient care demonstrating the Trust values through your work.


    We are looking for motivated and passionate nurses to join our friendly and dynamic team. This is a fast paced environment so excellent organisational and prioritisation of care skills are essential. If you are able to demonstrate a kind and compassionate attitude with a desire to provide effective and efficient care this is the place for you!

    The department has a reputation for innovation and development and welcomes new ideas. We offer excellent learning opportunities to support your commitment to your professional development and that of others. Strong nursing leadership includes a dedicated matron, consultant nurses and advanced practitioners to guide and support you. Every member of the team has a responsibility to safeguard and protect both adults and children and the trust is committed to all safeguarding legislation.

    Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC Register
  • Desirable criteria
  • Desire to become trained in the specialty of Emergency Nursing.
  • Acute children's nursing experience.
  • experience Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Experience in the acute care setting.
  • Desirable criteria
  • Teaching experience.
  • Aptitudes and skills Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills.
  • Clear written communication.
  • Able to use initiative
  • Understands the importance of working within the MultiDisciplinary Team
  • Can work within protocols
  • Desirable criteria
  • Recognises stress in self and others.
  • Keyboard skills.
  • Personal qualities Essential criteria
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations.
  • Responds appropriately and effectively to rapidly changing situations
  • Desirable criteria
  • Aware of learning needs
  • Special requirements Essential criteria
  • Flexibility
  • Able to commit to shift work / internal rotation
  • Living the Trust values Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Outside interests Desirable criteria
  • Teamwork activities.
  • 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, 231.5KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 108.0KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Fran Thorn

    Job title

    HR Recruitment Coordinator

    Email address

    [email protected]

    Telephone number


    Additional information

    Fran Thorn

    Recruitment Coordinator

    02381206525 Option 2

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