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Staff Nurse - Critical Care Unit

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated staff nurses with a keen interest in caring for the critically ill and their families. You will be working within a supportive and dynamic critical care team with opportunities to gain a wide range of experiences. A full orientation program is available and ongoing education of staff is actively supported. The successful applicant will demonstrate a proactive approach to the care of the critically ill.

Critical Care Unit manages Intensive Care and High Dependency level patients. The beds are used flexibly to provide high quality patient care. Experience will be offered in all areas of Critical Care as part of a rotational programme and includes rotation on to nights.

Main duties of the job

The job description and responsibilities are to provide specialist nursing care for patients and their significant others within the Critical Care environment , in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct and Trust policies and procedures, to provide high standards of evidence-based patient centred care and to work with the team to maintain the efficient running of the Unit, while developing skills in this area.

About us

The successful applicant will be offered an orientation programme from our dedicated practice educator, which will include competencies in critical care, equipment training and mentorship. The post holder will also be encouraged to expand their role within the limits of their Professional status and attend additional educational opportunities within the Department and Trust....

We understand that fitting a social life and managing family time can be challenging when dedicating yourself to a Nursing career therefore Flexible working and working patterns will be considered where appropriate.

The Critical Care Unit team are enthusiastic and hardworking. We endeavour to be inclusive and friendly to all. We were very proud to be acknowledged in the Trust's 2021 GEM awards and awarded Team of the year.

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



  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of CPD



  • Understanding of professional nursing issues.
  • Recent acute nursing experience (minimum 12 months post reg)



  • Demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality


  • 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
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its requirements

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust





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