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Staff Nurse

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a.
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you a caring and compassionate Registered Nurse looking to work in an outstanding rated Trust? Shaston ward, based at Westminster memorial hospital, Shaftesbury are looking for either an experienced or newly qualified Staff Nurse to join our supportive team.As a Staff Nurse you will be working alongside a multi-disciplinary team, in a 15 bedded ward who provide sub-acute medical care, rehabilitation, Palliative / End of Life care for the local and wider community. 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. Our team are a close-knit community, and we pride ourselves on always going the extra mile.

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 full-time role, we would be flexible and accept part time applications with a minimum of 15 hours. We have a variety of flexible shifts listed below.

Early - 07.30 - 15.30

Late - 12.30 - 20.30

Nights - 20.15 - 07.45

Weekend and public holidays at enhanced pay!

Main duties of the job

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 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.In return we can also offer you:

Pay enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working

NHS pension scheme

Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service

NHS discount and salary sacrifice scheme

Not forgetting our unique selling point - our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline.

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.

Recommend a friend.

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.

About us

At Dorset Health care we are on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding , joined up services. We are a dynamic forward looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals ,specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of community and mental health services to a population of 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - its one of the reasons the CQC rated us outstanding in 2019. It is 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 are looking to work with us in one of our bustling small 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 to our communities

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities of this role please read the attached Job description and person specification.

When completing your application please make sure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your skills and experience apply to this post.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Training


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

Knowledge, Skills and Training


  • NMC Registration
  • Teaching Qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of current developments in nursing

Additional Requirements


  • Able to use a computer to basic standard for inputting information and obtaining results
  • Participate in staff development

Knowledge, Skills and Training


  • Understand the principles of rehabilitation
  • Have a good working knowledge of Clinical Governance and the National Service Frameworks

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Westminster Memorial Hospital

Magdalene Lane



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