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Staff Nurse

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£22,725 to £27,664 a year p.a.
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Dorset Health Care are looking for a Staff Nurse to join their highly motivated and innovate team based at Westminster memorial hospital, Shaftesbury.

We are a 15 bedded ward that specialises in Elderly care rehabilitation and End of life care.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic Staff nurse for 30 hrs per week, working a mix of days and nights.

The successful candidate will need to have strong interpersonal skills and will be working within a multi disciplinary team to ensure that the patients rehabilitation journey is individualised and supportive of the patients wishes.

Main duties of the job

To assist the Sister/Charge Nurse in providing a high quality nursing care and treatment of patients in conjunction with other professionals through the hospital's multi-disciplinary assessment, treatment and care programmes.

To meet service objectives and work within the operationalpolicy

Promote and ensure evidence informed practice.To undertake the nursing assessment of care needs and the development and implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

Carrying out all relevant forms of nursing care to a high professional standard.

To play an active part in the ward / unit's multi-disciplinary patient treatment programmes.

Administering medication, complying with the nursing responsibilities under the Medicines Act (1968), the Misuse of Drugs Act (1971), and any other relevant Trust legislation.

Maintaining an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and ensure a high standard of record / case note recording which will include IT systems.

Attending case conferences / review meetings with other members of the multi- disciplinary team to review patient's conditions and their progress in the programme of care and rehabilitation.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Training


  • First level Registered Nurse.
  • Teaching Qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Valid NMC pin number
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of current developments in nursing
  • Have a good working knowledge of Clinical Governance and the National Service Frameworks.


  • Mentorship Course - NVQ Assessor
  • Experience of research or audit

Knowledge, Skills and Training


  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to develop relationships with patients, carers.
  • Understand the principles of rehabilitation.
  • Able to use computer to basic standard for inputting information and accessing emails and internet.


  • Experience in OPD and knowledge of day surgery ideal but not essential
  • Expanded role including venepuncture, IV drugs, Cannulation, Defibrillation.

Personal Qualities/Attributes


  • Willingness to engage in service development.
  • A commitment to evidence based practice and lifelong learning
  • Proven record of managing change
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to head a team

Additional Requirements


  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable the post holder to carry out the role effectively.
  • The candidate will be able to work on an interaction rotation contract.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Westminster Memorial Hospital

Magdalene lane



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