Staff Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner - Day Surgery Unit

Day Surgery

Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£24,907 - £30,615 pro rata per annum

Fixed term (April 2021)

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.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Oustanding Career


Day Surgery Unit (Band 5)

*Day Surgery Unit secondment opportunity until end April 2021* - INTERNAL

Working in Day Surgery will help you maintain a good work life balance, enjoy the structure of elective procedures along with day case trauma and emergency procedures and the support to develop personally and professionally.

We currently have a 32 hours per week secondment opportunity until the end of April 2021 for a Band 5 Registered General Nurse/Band 5 Operating Department Practitioner.

We are an innovative and busy Day Surgery Unit being part of the Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The unit provides for a variety of procedures and strives to provide exceptional levels of patient care in order to meet the expanding needs of the local community. Rotation will be required to enable you to work in the satellite Day Surgery Unit at Weymouth Community Hospital as well as the Procedure room and Easton Eye Day Case unit based at Dorset County Hospital. Our patient feedback is consistently outstanding which makes us a team you will want to be part of. We currently cater for patients undergoing General Surgery, Gynaecology, Colo-rectal surgery, Orthopaedic surgery, Urology, Maxillo Facial surgery and Special Dentistry in the Day Surgery theatres. We also provide post-operative care to patients that have received Ophthalmic surgery, ENT surgery and procedures performed in Interventional Radiology (IR).

Due to an increase of Day Case Surgery our ever expanding service is seeking new team members who are passionate about providing an outstanding patient experience. We offer comprehensive training to our staff at all levels.

We provide a service from Monday to Friday, 7am until 8pm.

If you are not sure what we do or if the Day Surgery Unit is for you, please call us to arrange a visit we would love the opportunity to show you around, meet the team and see the great work we do.

Previous applicants need not apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lisa Ismaili, Day Surgery Manager - on 01305 253301, or Sue Gibbs, Deputy Sister on 01305 254501,


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Job Reference

Reference: 405-20-N195DSU

Closing Date: 12/08/2020

Interview Date: 21/08/2020

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