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Staff Nurse - Outpatients

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per Annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Staff Nurse Band 5 in the Women's Health Outpatient Department

An exciting opportunity has arisen for motivated Staff Nurses with excellent communication skills to work as part of the Outpatient nursing team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to increase their skills by supporting procedure clinics and general consulting clinics. Full training will be given.

The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate an ability to provide high quality safe nursing care which is driven by patient experience and evidence based best practice.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic trained nurse into a band 5 staff nurse post to assist in the delivery of high standards of care. Outpatients hosts a variety of specialities in variety of Outpatient departments, Medical Surgical / Women's Health / Orthopaedics and Robert White Centre. This role is predominantly based in the Women's Health Department, but the successful applicant will have the opportunity to work across all departments.

The successful candidates will be dealing with both staff and patient issues, therefore will be one who demonstrates enthusiasm and motivation, excellent team working skills and forward thinking.

About us

Outpatients is a diverse, multidisciplinary environment which requires flexible and adaptable skills, an aptitude to learn and a motivation to develop your own clinical skills in line with progressive service delivery. This post is vital in supporting patients through their outpatient journey, as well as assisting with examinations and offering emotional support.

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

  • Work autonomously undertaking holistic assessment examination in order to implement management plans for patients.
  • Use specialist knowledge and skills to provide healthcare to patients attending the outpatient department.
  • Participate in the delivery of formal and informal teaching for the nursing staff and act as a resource for education and development within the service
  • To work as part of the Nursing team in ensuring the delivery and maintenance of a high standard of care that is patient centred and evidence based.
  • To contribute towards the smooth running and development of the department through effective teamwork.
  • To contribute to the cleanliness and tidiness of the departments environment.
  • Work within codes of practice and professional guidelines.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse.
  • Evidence of CPD.



  • Experience of working within an outpatients department.
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in nursing.
  • Minimum of 6 months post registration experience



  • Evidence of ability to practice as competent practitioner.
  • Evidence of ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, patients and visitors.
  • Evidence of ability to manage time effectively and prioritise case load.
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its requirements especially risk management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality.

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

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital

Williams Avenue



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