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Registered Nurse/Paramedic

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Urgent and Integrated Care Division Same Day Emergency Care Unit

Registered Nurses/Paramedics Band 5 - Full time/Part time

Exciting opportunities are being developed to work within the new Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) at Dorset County Hospital.

We would like to invite Registered Nurses/Paramedics who are keen to support medical and surgical emergency same day care to avoid admission to hospital for patients.

**Previous Applicants Need Not Apply**

Main duties of the job

We are looking for enthusiastic Registered Nurses/Paramedics who are organised and can use their own initiative whilst being flexible to frequently changing situations, to work alongside the Advanced Care Practitioners in SDEC where you will be supporting the Acute Physicians and Surgical Consultants in admission avoidance of emergency medical and surgical admissions.

The post requires excellent communication skills, with a range of health professionals in relation to patient admission and discharge, to support the working of the team with internal and external agencies, fellow professionals and to support safe and effective patient discharges from hospital and assistance with patient flow by avoiding hospital admission.

Currently Monday - Friday 08.00 - 21.00hrs. 08.00-20.00hrs at weekends.

About us

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

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 all under-represented groups.

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

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 Qualification and Training


  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of CPD
  • ILS
  • Cannulation and Venepuncture
  • Intravenous Administration of Medicines


  • Teaching and Mentoring

Knowledge and Experience


  • Post Registration experience as a Registered Nurse or Paramedic
  • Understanding of professional nursing and/or Paramedic issues

Skills and Abilities


  • Evidence of ability to practice as a proficient practitioner
  • Evidence of ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, patients and visitors
  • Understanding of confidentiality, information governance and the Caldicott principles
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills across a range of personnel
  • Evidence of ability to manage time effectively


  • Demonstrate an understanding of risk management

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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