Staff Nurse - Ward 9

Older Persons Medicine

Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£25,655 - £31,534 pa/pro rata


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

Our aim is for the Older Persons Service to be a centre of excellence and current initiatives include working towards our dignity pledge, Compassionate Care projects and developing our newly established frailty pathway. There is on-going investment to ensure our staff have the right skills, values and expertise to provide high quality specialist care for older people.

Ward 9 is a discharge to assess, mixed sex ward that specialises in Older Person’s Services, where we aim to discharge patients safely to their home environment. We adopt a rehabilitation approach working closely with our therapy teams which helps to promote and maintain mobility and independence for our patients.

We are looking for enthusiastic, happy professional Staff Nurses who have pride in their work and committed to the teams vision. We expect all members of the team to work together and support one another through good and challenging times, making a difference every day to the patients we look after and the staff we work alongside.

The successful applicant will drive to continually improve patient safety, clinical effectiveness and patient experience through implementation of the Trust’s quality strategy.

What can we offer you?

  • Excellent team spirit, engaging in outside social activities
  • Development Opportunities
  • Excellent and approachable staff with a supportive team morale
  • Flexible working (long days, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays)
  • Work life balance is key to the wellbeing of our staff
  • Modern day working with our multi-disciplinary team
  • Discounted Nursery

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Hedges - Ward Sister Email address

Telephone number 0300 019 4724

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.



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Job Reference

Reference: 153-MO-10029-D

Closing Date: 2022-04-12

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