An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) for a Band 6 sister / charge nurse to join our team.
Are you a dynamic, motivated, aspiring leader, who wants a challenge?
ABOUT THE TEAM
The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) sits within emergency medicine; division B. AMU is a fast-paced 54 bedded unit, taking admissions directly from the emergency department or GP in their most acute phase.
The ethos of AMU is to treat our patients effectively with the aim to either discharge within 48hrs of admission, or to move to a speciality ward within this time.
Due to this, AMU is a fast-paced, high pressured environment with many rewarding moments.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
As a band 6 sister / charge nurse on AMU, you will regularly be nurse in charge (NIC) of the unit, ensuring that your effective leadership and communication skills drives high standards of patient-centred care from your team.
You will be an approachable, pro-active and dedicated nurse with sound clinical skills. You will have relevant experience and have the confidence to challenge decisions where appropriate.
You will be accountable to your band 7 senior sister team, supporting them in implementing new ideas and changes. You will also be involved in recruitment and retention, and completing individual performance reviews for your team you are responsible for and helping your team achieve their goals.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
Within AMU there are many opportunities for development, with some exciting changes occurring and more just around the corner.
If you feel that you are an enthusiastic, creative, hard-working, budding leader, then we want to hear from you.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
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.
ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON
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.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London.
The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Interviews will be held on Friday, 17 July 2020.
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.
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