Staff Nurse - RMN or RNLD, Band 5

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 - £31,534 p.a.
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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This role includes a Recruitment Premium, with £1000 paid on commencement of your employment and a further £1,000 paid after 12 months service.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package. For further details on relocation expenses please email:

We are seeking to recruit Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurses, who are motivated to make a real difference in Dementia care. Herm & St Brelades Ward at Alderney Hospital are wards for older people; providing high quality, person centred care to persons with a Dementia with Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).

We are seeking Registered Nurses to provide strong shift leadership; alongside a caring and compassionate attitude and initiative are essential personal qualities for these roles, along with excellent team-working, communication and assessment skills.

Our Older Peoples Inpatient Services are rated “Good” with the Care Quality Commission and ‘Outstanding’ for Caring Whilst Dorset Healthcare overall is rated ‘Outstanding’ (31st July 2019).

Our Wards have consistently positive reviews on NHS Choices (NHS Choices, Alderney Hospital) and we pride ourselves on the care we offer to our patients and their families. Our In-Patient Wards operate as Practice Development Units and are also supported by the Kings Fund and Health Education Wessex initiatives and the service has strong links with Bournemouth University.

These posts are suitable for both newly qualified and experienced nurses. Full and part time positions are available.

Shift duties include day and night rotation and times are detailed below:

Early - 7:00am – 15:00pm (7.5 hours), Late – 13:00pm– 21:00pm (7.5 hours), Night – 20:30pm - 7:30am (10 hours). Early and Late shifts include a 30 minute unpaid break and nights a 1 hour unpaid break. Rosters are completed electronically and a minimum of 6 weeks rota period is out at any one time.

In return we can also offer you:
  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
  • You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction and training program
  • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

We would welcome applications from newly qualified nurses and we provide a very comprehensive and fully supported Preceptorship Programme for newly qualified healthcare professionals.

Recommend a friend or family member and earn cash!

Do you have a friend or family member you would recommend to join us? Or do you know someone who wants to return to practice in the NHS? If the person you refer is appointed by the Trust and completes their probationary period you will receive £500 reward payment for the introduction! Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!

You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course; if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working in the post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Chris Clarke

Job title: Ward Manager

Email address:

Telephone number: 01202 307684

Additional contact information

Arin Robert

01202 305040

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