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Staff Nurse - Ridgeway Ward

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Orthopaedic Nurse, who wishes to provided gold standard care in a newly refurbished elective unit .

The successful candidate will assess, plan, implement, evaluate and discharge the elective Orthopaedic patients.

The unit will be operating a day case model for its arthroplasty patients and is truly an experience in multi professional working.

Main duties of the job

Assessing, planning, evaluating care promoting independence.

Medicines management, Assisting with hygiene needs and skin checks, encouraging and assessing mobility (once appropriately trained). Accurate record keeping . Communicating clearly with patients, carers, team members and other professionals.

Contribute to providing a culture rich learning environment to students and other staff whilst assessing practice.

Contribute towards the smooth running and development of the department through effective teamwork, and participation in team meetings and education sessions. Assisting with data gathering and audits to improve the patient experience.

To contribute to the cleanliness and tidiness of the ward environment.

Work within codes of practice and professional guidelines

About us

At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staff

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

Please contact us at if you are unable to view or download the attachment.

For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Nurse.
  • oEvidence of CPD.



  • oAcute hospital experience preferred.
  • oSurgical experience
  • oUnderstanding of professional nursing issues
  • oDemonstrate an understanding of confidentiality
  • oDemonstrate an understanding of accountability.


  • oUnderstanding of clinical governance and its requirements.



  • Evidence of ability to practice as competent practitioner
  • Evidence of ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, patients and visitors.


  • Evidence of an ability to manage time effectively and prioritise workload

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Ridgeway Ward

Williams Avenue



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