Staff Nurse - Day Surgery/Ward12

Day Surgery

Posted: 1 year 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.

The Day Surgery/ Ward 12 (Short Stay Ward) incorporates a Day Surgery Unit and a short stay ward. The service is currently open Monday to Saturday.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic Staff Nurse to join the progressive and dedicated Day Surgery Services team at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital .

You will be responsible for admitting and preparing patients for theatre ensuring that local policy is adhered to, caring for patients post-operatively and discharging patients under the nurse led discharge criteria. Once in post, you will be a key stakeholder in the development and expansion of the Day Surgery Service with the ultimate aim of enhancing the patient’s experience.

You will require significant experience within general surgical i.e. gynaecological, vascular, urological, breast, endocrine and orthopaedic nursing; have excellent communication skills and a commitment to maintaining and developing high standards. A friendly and patient-centred approach is vital to this exciting role. Previous experience in a Day Surgery setting is not essential as there is an opportunity for further training in this field.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

Joao Ferreira - Job title - Clinical Lead - Telephone number 0300 019 4765

Additional contact information

Deputy Sister Eva Rackova - 0300 019 4765

Deputy Charge Nurse - 0300 019 4765


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.



Enter your email address to receive job updates similar to this role

I agree to the email T&Cs

Job Reference

Reference: 153-RG-10401

Closing Date: 2022-04-05

Further Links

Go to Top