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Staff Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Staff Nurses/Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) - Theatres (Band 5)

Hours: Up to and including full time

Theatres are looking to recruit enthusiastic Band 5 Staff Nurses or Operating Department Practitioners to support this busy Department. We are looking for all round trained Theatre Practitioners with an emphasis on Recovery skills or with an Anaesthetic qualification.We currently have full time vacancies for committed and enthusiastic individuals to complement the established team in delivering high quality care that is rapidly adapting to meet the needs of a diverse local population.

We can offer superb career and professional development opportunities with a structured orientation programme whilst the unit provides a challenging work environment.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in groups which are under-represented in our organisation.

Main duties of the job

You will:
  • Be required to work as part of a motivated team as well as being able to work on your own initiative.
  • Be expected to work shifts to cover the needs of the service which is 24 hour a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

You have:
  • Good communication skills
  • Current NMC/HCPC registration

About us

At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staff

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

Please contact us at if you are unable to view or download the attachment.

For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

Person Specification

Education and Training


  • Registered Nurse/ ODP
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Teaching course/qualification



  • Minimum 2 years' experience at Band 5 in surgery or theatres


  • Understanding of professional nursing issues

Skills and Knowledge


  • Evidence of ability to practice as competent practitioner
  • Evidence of ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, patients and visitors
  • Demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality


  • Evidence of an ability to manage time effectively
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its requirements
  • Evidence of ability to develop leadership skills
  • Evidence of an area of special interest
  • Knowledge of clinical audit
  • Evidence of critical appraisal skills

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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