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Bank Staff Nurse (RMN / RGN)

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£14.52 to £17.68 an hour per hour (dependant on NHS experience)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
If you are looking for work that suits your lifestyle and needs, becoming a Dorset HealthCare Bank Worker could be right for you. We are currently recruiting for Bank Staff Nurses - RGN and RMN (Band 5) for our sites across the county.

Our Bank workers work flexibly to fill short term staffing shortages within the teams in our organisation. Shifts can become available up to six weeks in advance as well as at short notice - meaning that you can plan ahead or pick up a shift on the day, easily booking online or via our smart phone app.

You can choose the location and shift patterns that suit you and your family needs and commitments. You can either work in just the one site or across multiple locations, whichever suits you best.

Depending on your experience we can offer you roles within both physical and mental health settings.

As well as competitive rates of pay you will be eligible for many of the benefits offered to substantive staff, including...
  • Access to the NHS pension scheme
  • An NHS ID card entitling you to many NHS benefits
  • Unsocial hours enhancements (where applicable)
  • Paid annual leave as a percentage of work completed
  • Monthly or weekly pay - your choice!
  • A comprehensive induction and ongoing mandatory training

Bank workers are paid hourly: �14.52 to �17.68, dependant on previous NHS experience.

Applications from candidates that require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are unfortunately ineligible to apply for this position.

Main duties of the job

What do we need from you?
  • A current NMC registration and a minimum of 12 months post registration experience
  • Relevant experience if you want to work in a community team (either CMHT for RMN's or with District or Community Nursing for RGN's)
  • We ask you to work a minimum of three shifts per month
  • If you are looking to work in a mental health environment then you will be required to undertake the Trust's 'Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression' (PMVA) course and it is a condition that you successfully complete all aspects of this if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working. This course requires a level of fitness and ability to complete - please ensure that you have read the attached information sheet and watched the accompanying video before applying.
  • Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which will be covered by the Trust.

Successful applicants will be invited to a values-based assessment and interview day in Wimborne, Dorset on Friday, 26th July 2024 you will need to be available for the full day if invited.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's 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're looking to work with us in one of our bustling 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 in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification

Knowledge, skills & training


  • Registered Nurse (RMN or RGN)

Job specific experience


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

Skills / Experience


  • Expanded role including venepuncture, IV drugs, Cannulation, Defibrillation.

Additional requirements


  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English to a standard which enables the post holder to carry out the full range of duties and responsibilities of the role effectively.
  • A level of fitness and ability to participate and complete PMVA, Breakaway training and Manual Handling (practice and theory).

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Trust Bank



BH17 0RB

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