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Staff Nurse

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£17,044 to £20,748 a year p.a.
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an empathetic and compassionate Registered Nurse looking to work in an outstanding rated Trust? Tarrant Ward, based at Blandford Community Hospital are looking for either an experienced or newly qualified Staff Nurse to join our supportive team.You will be working with a multi-disciplinary care team in a 25 bedded ward to ensure that the patient's rehabilitation journey is individualised, and goals are achieved by the patients to reach their optimum level to return to their own home or suitable placement sourced whilst embodying the Trust's values. We also provide end of life care to patients approaching their last days and weeks of life. Our Elderly Rehabilitation and End of Life Care unit achieved a nationally recognised accreditation in the Gold Standard Framework award for end-of-life care.

We offer dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development with a comprehensive and structured induction programme and training. An excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and the chance to further your career in a nurse led environment.

The Staff Nurse post is a part-time role, we would be flexible and accept a minimum of 22.5 hours. We have a variety of flexible shifts listed below.

Early - 07.30 - 15.30

Late - 12.30 - 20.30

Long Day - 07:30 - 20:30

Nights - 20.15 - 07.45

Weekend and public holidays at enhanced pay!

Main duties of the job

We are a 25 bedded ward and provide sub-acute medical care, rehabilitation, Palliative / End of Life care for the local community and also ambulatory care. We are committed to providing excellent standards of care for our patients and we know that to enable us to do this, the continuous professional development of staff in a supportive environment has to be a top priority for us and it is!

You will benefit from working with a very experienced team which benefits from the support of a dedicated medical team.

You will need enthusiasm and a commitment to provide the highest standards of care to patients, relative and carers, and the ability to provide professional clinical leadership. You will need to have an interest in working with older people and have good communication and organisational skills.

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.

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

Educational Requirements / Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse


  • Mentorship Course

Skills / Experience


  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to develop relationships with patients, carers and members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of current developments in nursing
  • Have a good working knowledge of Clinical Governance and the National Service Frameworks.


  • Expanded role including venepuncture, IV drugs, Cannulation, Defibrillation
  • Experience of research or audit.

Skills / Experience/ Knowledge


  • Willingness to engage in service development.
  • A commitment to evidence basedpractice and life-long learning.

Additional requirements


  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable the post holder to carry out the role effectively.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Blandford Community Hospital, Tarrant Ward

Milldown rd, Blandford Forum


DT11 7DD

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