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Staff Nurse - Ward 5

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023
Ward 5 are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic Staff Nurse to join our dynamic and friendly team.

Ward 5 is part of the Older Persons Continuing Care (OPCC) pathway as part of Older Persons Services (OPS). We aim to provide the highest standard of care. We work closely as an MDT with Therapists, Doctors, Nursing staff and Pharmacy. We try to involve patients and their relatives in their care as much as possible.

This post is for a 12 month secondment only but as a Registered Nurse this is offers the successful candidate incredible opportunity in making an impressive impact on the unique service we provide.

There are opportunities to develop your confidence and your clinical skills in a supportive environment, to building and extend your existing managerial and clinical knowledge.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

What can we offer you?
  • Excellent team spirit, engaging in outside social activities
  • Development Opportunities
  • Excellent and approachable staff with a supportive team morale
  • 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
  • A 6-12 month secondment will be considered for this post
  • Part time or permanent nights will also be considered

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 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

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



  • Ability to demonstrate fundamental nursing knowledge and practice skills in the care of the elderly
  • Demonstrate understanding of own role and professional expectations and accountability in practice in line with NMC Code


  • Awareness of role in relation to patient experience, quality and safety agenda's that support Governance Frameworks

Technical Skills Competencies


  • IT skills
  • Demonstrable ability with vital signs monitoring equipment and ability to recognise the deteriorating patient
  • Non-IV and IV medication administration


  • Venepuncture and cannulation
  • ECG recording
  • Male Catheterisation
  • IV medication administration including blood products



  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Advanced Diploma/Degree in Adult Health Nursing Studies


  • Teaching Qualification
  • Post registration courses related to the Elderly Care Directorate

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bournemouth Hospital



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