Deputy Sister/ Charge Nurse - Fayrewood

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for a Band 6 post within Older Persons Services!

Do you take enormous pride in delivering safe, compassionate care, resulting in a high quality patient experience?

Do you have a passionto provide andpromote high standards of care delivery?

Do you want to make a difference to Patient care?

If yes, we would like you to join our friendly, committed and dynamic team on Fayrewood ward.

Our aim is for the Older Persons Services to be a centre of excellence and current initiatives include working towards our dignity pledge, Compassionate Care projects and developing our newly established frailty pathway. There is on-going investment to ensure our staff have the right skills, values and expertise to provide high quality specialist care for older people.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, happy and professional individual who takes pride in their work and is committed to the team's vision. We are looking for an individual with strong leadership qualities and for an individual who is passionate about strengthening an existing team.

What can we offer you?

Excellent team spirit, engaging in outside social activities
    • Development Opportunities
    • Excellent and approachable staff
    • Flexible working (long days, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays)
    • Work life balance is key to the wellbeing of our staff
    • Modern day working with our multi-disciplinary team.
    • Discounted Nursery
    • On-Site Accommodation

Base Location: Poole

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

Fayrewood ward is an Older Person's Continuing Care Services ward, working alongside Lulworth and Ward 5. The ward is a nurse-led unit prominently caring for patients who do not meet the criteria to reside within an acute bed, continuing their hospital journey until their discharge.

The successful applicant will drive to continually improve patient safety, clinical effectiveness and patient experience through implementation of the Trust's quality strategy.

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 teammates 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.

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



  • NMC Registered nurse


  • 1st Level Degree

Technical Skills Competencies


  • Planning and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to motivate and develop team
  • Computer Literacy
  • Discharge planning competencies
  • Problem solving skills


  • Male catherisation
  • Venepuncture and cannulation



  • Mentorship
  • Medicine for the Elderly experience

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust



Longfleet Road


BH15 2JB

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