University Hospital Southampton

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Working with the Ward Manager you’ll be responsible for:

  • Supervising the professional work of nursing staff on the ward
  • Encouraging effective working relationships
  • Providing good leadership and support to staff on the ward
  • Participating in supporting the ward manager in their absence ensuring all leave of absence is recorded correctly


We’d love to hear from children’s nurses who are looking to gain experience of working in a leadership capacity, which can evidence ongoing education and experience appropriate to this speciality. You must be able to demonstrate a compassionate approach to patient care and the public, as well as the ability to meet robust clinical operational demands.

As well as the relevant NMC registration and evidence of proven clinical ability in paediatric nursing, we’re looking for someone who wants to gain experience in:

  • Supervision and management
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Extending their communication skills
  • Being supportive and motivating a team to provide safe care of the highest quality to all of our patients and their relatives.

The Children’s Hospital offers fantastic training and development opportunities, giving you the best possible platform to achieve the career you want.  G4SUN has dedicated Clinical Facilitators to support staff as well as supporting staff development through opportunities to gain speciality skills in areas such as nephrology, urology and general surgery.

Applicants’ should have post qualifying experience in a relevant specialty which includes working in an acute paediatric environment.  The applicant will be expected to show some ability in co-ordination and leadership skills participating including ward rounds, attending HUDDLE’s and supporting staff. The flexibility to work the full range of shift patterns within a 24 hour shift pattern is essential.

We can offer you further training in many specialist areas, as well as mentoring and supervision. All our members of staff receive comprehensive corporate and local inductions, and we will work with you to help you achieve and maintain the healthcare career you aspire to.


Interviews will be held on 14th Jun 2023

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