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Staff Nurse - Sandbourne Suite

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic Staff Nurse to join the progressive and dedicated Day Surgery Services team at University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust, based in the Sandbourne suite at the Bournemouth site for 30 hours per week.

The Sandbourne Suite incorporates an Admission Suite and Day Surgery services.

The service is currently open Monday to Friday 07:00-21:00.The successful candidate will be responsible for admitting and preparing patients for theatre ensuring that local policy is adhered to, caring for patients post-operatively and discharging patients under the nurse led discharge criteria. Once in post, they will be a key stakeholder in the development and expansion of the Day Surgery Service with the ultimate aim of enhancing the patient's experience.

The successful candidate will require significant experience within general surgical/orthopaedic nursing have excellent communication skills and a commitment to maintaining and developing high standards. A friendly and patient-centred approach is vital to this exciting role. Previous experience in a Day Surgery setting is not essential as there is an opportunity for further training in this field, although a surgical background is preferred.

Base Location: Bournemouth

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

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 teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some 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.

Additional contact details: DS Lynne Hastings, ADS Cheryl Holmes 0300 019 6081

Person Specification

Technical Skills Competencies


  • In depth knowledge of speciality
  • Problem solving experience


  • Venepuncture and cannulation
  • ECG's
  • Catheterisation
  • IT skills



  • Demonstrable experience working in Day Surgery/Surgery/Orthopaedics


  • Experience of recovery and pre assessment



  • 1st level Registered Nurse
  • Qualifications in teaching and assessing/mentorship


  • Degree or working towards a degree
  • Day surgery qualification
  • Appraisal training
  • Managing absence courses

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust



Castle Lane East



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