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Staff Nurse - Critical Care Unit

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024
Join us at a very exciting time for Critical Care in Dorset.

Following the creation of University Hospitals Dorset , innovative and ambitious plans to develop a new build 30 Bed Critical Care Unit are well advanced to serve the population across the region. Join us and take advantage of the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.

We are located within an area of outstanding beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk, run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London.

We work 12 hour shifts with all staff expected to work both day and night rotation.

12 months acute care experience is desirable, as well as a goal of providing excellent nursing care and an enthusiasm to learn being essential.

Based at: 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 team mates and colleagues.

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

In some cases this means that a 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.

Person Specification

Other requirements specific to the role


  • Able to communicate with staff members, patients and relatives.



  • Good foundation in care of acutely ill patients, plus ability to teach/monitor


  • SliP training or equivalent

Technical Skills Competencies


  • Able to operate Critical infusions
  • Management experience within acute ward setting at Band 5 grade Staff nurse


  • Management experience in HDU



  • Experience of managing acutely ill patients in a ward setting


  • Post Registration ITU course



  • RGN 1st


  • Experience within speciality

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bournemouth Hospital



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