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Staff Nurse - Stroke Unit/Emergency Department Rotation

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per Annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2023
We have a unique opportunity for staff nurses to join our teams on a Stroke & Emergency Department rotation. Both our stroke services and emergency department are growing, including the much-anticipated opening of a Hyper Acute Stroke Unit.

We are looking for staff nurses to join us on this amazing journey of expansion and growth, bringing new opportunities to the teams.

The Stroke Unit boasts the most friendly and welcoming team atmosphere with fantastic opportunities to progress your career. The 24 bedded Acute Stroke Unit cares for patients requiring close monitoring and observation, encompassing acute care skills, following thrombolysis and repatriation following specialist intervention such as thrombectomy as well as patients requiring rehabilitation needs.

The Emergency Department is a busy working environment with a high turnover of patients which sees and treats children and adults with a range of conditions including minor injuries, major trauma, medical and surgical emergencies and mental health conditions. Clinical working areas include Majors, EDAU and Resus. We have a dedicated Clinical Practice Educator to ensure robust support and education as you begin your new journey.

You would be joining us at such an exciting time in an area that will give you the chance to quickly expand your knowledge in a fast paced but supportive environment. There are so many reasons to join us.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will have the opportunity to develop significant expertise with discharge pathways and the associated complexities working as part of the wider integrated multidisciplinary team. This role can be an incredible step in your nursing career as we begin work toward becoming a centre of excellence

In this rotational role you will join a dynamic and evolving team that
  • Embraces new ways of working
  • Supports vulnerable and dependent clients during the acute phase and the relevant recovery/rehabilitation pathways.
  • Acts as an advocate for your patients

In return we can offer you incredible training, and we are happy to consider any requests for a variety of flexible working patterns which will reviewed regularly, to ensure the wellbeing of our staff and our service.

If you are interested please complete the application and we would welcome you to come and meet the team with a tour of our wonderful departments

About us

Working in the teams you will
  • Have access to continuous stroke specific teaching days & ad hoc specialist training
  • An amazing team atmosphere including ongoing social team activities including Christmas & summer & Fundraising activities, a bi-weekly newsletter & Stroke Shout Out board (to celebrate the team)
  • A supportive environment with a focus on Health and Wellbeing include a H& W coach on the department.
  • We have a dedicated Clinical Practice Educator to ensure robust support and education as you begin your new journey

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

As a trust we are support a number of overseas applicants into UK based roles.

If you are currently in the NMC UK registration process, and have completed your ILETS and CBT please contact our recruitment team ( rather than completing an application.

Unfortunately if you are in the very early stages of your application we are unable to recruit you at this time, but if you are happy share details with our recruitment partner please email

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

educational qualifications


  • Registered Nurse.


  • Evidence of CPD.
  • Teaching qualification.



  • pre/ post registration experience in an acute hospital setting.


  • Understanding of professional nursing issues.

skills & abilities


  • Evidence of ability to practice or have potential to practice, as a profficient practitioner


  • Evidence of ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, patients and visitors.
  • Evidence of an ability to manage time effectively.
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its requirements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality.
  • Evidence of an area of special interest.
  • Evidence of ability to develop leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of clinical audit.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital foundation trust



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