Newly Qualified Nurse - Trust Wide

Posted: 1 year ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£25,655 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.

We are now inviting applications from student nurses who are due to qualify in September 2022 andwant to be part of a caring and compassionate team.

If you are a soon to be Newly Qualified Nurse (NQN) please read on to see what UHD has to offer you.

This is an incredibly exciting time to join University Hospital Dorset NHS Foundation Trust and begin your career as a registered nurse in the NHS; developing your skills as a professional nurse in a friendly and forward-thinking environment.

Opportunities exist across a range of specialties for compassionate nurses who share our Trust Values, including Surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Emergency & Urgent Care, Acute & Ambulatory Medicine, and Older People’s Medicine & Cancer Care:

  • Caring
  • One Team
  • Listening to Understand
  • Open and Honest
  • Always Improving
  • Inclusive

As a Trust we are committed to personal and professional development, supporting staff to achieve their full potential. Successful candidates will be enrolled into our Newly Qualified Nurse structured 12 months Preceptorship Program, with regular study days, mentoring, and support in practice. Using a work based learning approach you will be helped to apply your theoretical knowledge to your practice, ensuring a smooth transition into the role of Registered Nurse as you become integral to the wider multidisciplinary team, initiating and delivering care.

Please identify your area of interest on the personal statement on your application form.

We are looking for committed and dynamic nurses with excellent communication skills and above all a real desire and passion to work with people, getting it right for patients and their families.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate willingness and capability to work flexibly with a commitment to excellent team working that is absolutely essential during potentially stressful and challenging situations.

Open day/interviews: Saturday 21st May 2022

We are anticipating this will be held at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, but if Covid restrictions prevent this, a virtual event will be organised. Successful applicants will be contacted in advance with full details.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Sue Davis

Job title Matron

Email address

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-NQN-10354

Closing Date: 2022-05-08

Interview Date: 21/05/2022

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