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Registered Nurse - Frailty SDEC

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Elderly care nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has become available to join the team in the new Frailty SDEC service at Dorset County Hospital. We are expanding our acute frailty service, and the post holder will work as part of the multidisciplinary team in assessing patients who present in the Emergency Department as well as planned frailty SDEC admissions. Frailty SDEC will be located in the Portesham Unit which has been designed to meet the needs of this client group.

The key objective of Frailty SDEC is to provide safe, effective high-quality care for our older population in Dorset. Assessment, investigations and treatments will be provided on the same day, leading to a safe co-ordinated discharge from the department. Liaison and networking both with staff in the Emergency Department and the local community services will be key to co-ordinating the care of our patients.

Main duties of the job

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge to work with older people living with frailty. You will work alongside Advanced Clinical Practitioners, doctors and therapists to complete a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and treatment plan for this client group.

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.

As a trust we are support a number of overseas applicants into UK based roles.

If you are currently in the NMC UK registration process, and have completed your ILETS and CBT please contact our recruitment team ( rather than completing an application.

Unfortunately if you are in the very early stages of your application we are unable to recruit you at this time, but if you are happy share details with our recruitment partner please email

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

Education, Qualifications and Training.


  • Registered Nurse, UK NMC Pin.
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Immediate Life Support Training/ALS
  • Cannulation, Venepuncture
  • Intravenous Administration of Medicines


  • Teaching and Mentoring competency

Knowledge and Experience.


  • Post registration experience with recent acute Medical/Surgical/ED experience in an acute hospital
  • Understanding of professional nursing issues
  • Experience working with older people and knowledge of frailty and the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.

Skills and Abilities


  • Evidence of ability to practice as a proficient practitioner
  • Evidence of ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, patients and visitors.
  • Understanding of confidentiality information governance and the Caldicott principles.
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills.
  • Evidence of ability to manage time effectively


  • Demonstrate an understanding of risk management

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust

Williams Avenue



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