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Staff Nurse - C4 Head and Neck Ward

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Staff Nurse to start with us on C4 Head & Neck.

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 ward has 14 beds and admits both emergency and elective patients. You will develop your skills with caring for patients both pre and post operatively and also with the admission and discharge process.

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 on-going development programme offers excellent opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills, including opportunities to work alongside our Nurse Specialists, Speech and Language Therapy team and Dietitians. Skills in ambulatory care can be gained through working with our staff and Advanced Nurse Practitioners in the treatment rooms. Our senior team will guide you in achieving specialism specific competencies, and support you in your personal objectives.

Our nursing team work closely with medical staff, and other members of the Multidisciplinary Team, to provide a high standard of safe and effective care.

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

The applicant will be required to work night and day shifts, weekends and some bank holidays.

Base Location: Poole

Interview Date: TBC

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

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust



Longfleet Road


BH15 2JB

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