Staff Nurse - C4 Head and Neck Ward

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Staff Nurse to start with us on C4E in September 2023.

Whether you are a newly qualified Staff Nurse looking to begin your career, or an experienced Staff Nurse who wants to develop skills in a different specialty, you will find many benefits from being part of our team.

The nursing staff work closely with medical staff, and other members of the Multidisciplinary Team, to deliver a high standard of safe and effective care. We have a team of four Advanced Nurse Practitioners, who provide support to the nursing and medical teams. The Nurse in Charge of each shift uses their well developed leadership and coaching skills to ensure the shift runs smoothly and staff are well supported.

You will be given an individually tailored induction programme, where senior staff will support you to learn the skills required to care for our patients within the speciality of ear, nose and throat (ENT) and Oral Maxillofacial (OMF). Our senior team will guide you in achieving specialism specific competencies, and support you in your personal objectives.

Below are some comments made by nursing staff on our ward,

'I feel motivated - I'm learning so many new skills!'

'The unique speciality gives me great job satisfaction',

'The best thing is the friendly team',

'The support I've been given has really boosted my confidence'.

Role requires working night and day shifts, weekends and some bank holidays.

Base Location: Poole

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

In 2025, the Head and Neck unit will be moving to Royal Bournemouth Hospital site and in preparation for this, you may get the opportunity to spend some time cross site to get to know the other specialities in the Head and Neck directorate.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert

Person Specification



  • Experience of caring for patients with acute and long term conditions
  • Experience of delegating workload, motivating a team and monitoring patient progress


  • Experience of Supervising staff
  • Experience of caring for patients in the Head & Neck Speciality



  • Ability to demonstrate fundamental nursing knowledge and practice skills


  • Knowledge of specialist fields of nursing e.g. head and neck, surgery, trauma, orthopaedics, medicine, frailty, etc.



  • NMC Registered Nurse


  • Advanced Diploma/Degree in Adult Health Nursing Studies

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust




BH15 2JB

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