Staff Nurse - Older Person's Assessment Unit

Posted: 1 year ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£25,655 - £31,534 pa


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.

An exciting opportunity to be part of something special!

University Hospital Dorset trust's Older Persons’ Assessment Unit is an evolving unit that has been newly refurbished and customised to facilitate 24/7 admissions for our aging community. With capacity for 50 bed spaces the unit is always bustling and no two days are the same. We are offering an exciting opportunity for dynamic and passionate nurses to join our developing team and work towards our shared vision:

"To lead and empower one another to provide quality care to our complex, elderly community. To work collaboratively with the wider organisation to facilitate hospital flow and reduce patient hospital stay so our patients can get back to their own environments and have a good quality of life."

We aim to provide all our patients with a comprehensive Geriatric assessment upon admission. This ambulatory approach means our patients receive the right care at the right time. In achieving this we work very closely as a multi-disciplinary team with our occupational therapist, physiotherapist, social workers and community integrated services.

What can we offer you?

  • Excellent team spirit, engaging in outside social activities.
  • Positive culture where everyone's voice is heard.
  • Practice Educator within the Directorate.
  • Development opportunities.
  • Friendly and approachable staff.
  • Flexible working.
  • Work life balance is key to the well-being of our staff.
  • Improve existing and learn new clinical skills and competencies.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Sophie Gogan

Job title Sister

Email address

Telephone number 0300 019 4083

Additional contact information

Or Sister Hayley Mackrell-Bailey

Or Emma Hardy

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-9670-G

Closing Date: 2022-04-30

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