Newly Qualified Nurse - February 2020


Posted: 3 days ago

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£24,214 - £30,112 per annum


Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

Outstanding Location

West Dorset with its outstanding scenery and rugged coastline is characterised by a number of small towns, each with a distinct identity. The coastline is protected by World Heritage as a site of outstanding natural beauty.

Dorchester is an intriguing mix of historic and the modern, with the new Brewery Square development offering a vibrant and sophisticated leisure and shopping complex.

The local schools are amongst the best in the country with a mix of public and private education.

The hospital is close to the town centre of Dorchester, and has excellent bus and rail networks, making the major centres of Bournemouth, Bath, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol easily accessible

Outstanding Rewards

NHS Discount Scheme – free to join and a huge range of discounts for NHS staff

Childcare Support – our staff receive discounted rates at Sunny Days Nurseries and we also provide a childcare voucher scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme – we run a Cycle to Work Scheme, offering savings on the cost of a new bike plus cycling equipment

Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes with an excellent package of benefits

Flexible working – a range options including compressed hours, term-time contracts and part-time working

Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals, local and corporate inductions, we recognise the great work of our staff through the Monthly Hospital Heroes Award and the Annual Gem Awards

Employee Support and Wellbeing– A free, confidential counselling service for both work and non-work related matters. A physiotherapy service is also available.

Oustanding Career

Final Year Nursing Student? Start your career with our Preceptorship Programme in February 2020.

With a vision of delivering compassionate and safe healthcare, Dorset County Hospital is the main provider of acute hospital services to a population of around 250,000 across Weymouth and Portland, West and North Dorset and Purbeck. In addition, we provide renal services for 850,000 people throughout Dorset and South Somerset and employ over 3000 people across the county.

This is an exciting place to build your career – and we need newly qualified nurses across Medicine, Surgery, Theatre, Endoscopy, Elderly Medicine, Outpatients and Paediatrics, with the possibility of rotational positions. We will invest heavily in your education and development, so you can expect a robust preceptorship programme and ongoing CPD to realise your skills to the full.

What’s more, you’ll enjoy an enviable quality of life in one of the most beautiful parts of Britain plus a comprehensive range of benefits including 27 days’ holiday (rising to 33 days), the NHS Pension Scheme, wide-ranging retail and travel discounts, relocation assistance, a subsidised restaurant, employee health and wellbeing support, and more.

Hours: 37.5 per week over 3-5 days, Part time positions considered
Salary: £24,214 - £30,112 pro rata per annum

For further details / informal visits contact:

Hilary Harrold - 01305 254636


Please read the job description/person specification carefully to ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required

The closing date/interview date is subject to amendment; this vacancy may expire at short notice. All correspondence with applicants will be via email. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks please contact us on 01305 254655 to find out whether you have been shortlisted

DBS - If you join us and need a new DBS check, we will recover the costs through a salary deduction (£44 - enhanced check or £26 - standard)

Applicants who subscribe to the update service or have a valid portable DBS will not incur a charge. There will be no charge to Volunteers/newly hired apprentices. Employees within AfC pay bands 1-4 can choose to pay through salary deductions over 3 months

VISA - Tier 2 visa applicants who are coming to work in an occupation defined by the relevant Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, and their adult dependants, will need to provide a criminal record certificate from any country they have lived for 12 months or more in the past 10 years.

TRAC - We recommend that you apply for all vacancies directly through our Trust website job vacancies page. However, should you apply via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our Trac recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Dorset County Hospital transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS ESR system.



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Job Reference

Reference: 405-16-N266PRE-A-R

Closing Date: 02/10/2019