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Staff Nurse - Critical Care Unit

Band 5

Main area
Critical Care
Band 5
Up to 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Dorset County Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 pro rata per annum
30/10/2018 23:59

Outstanding Care, Outstanding Careers


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.

Outstanding Career

The Critical Care Unit at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester Dorset is currently recruiting Band 5 Staff Nurses.

The Critical Care Unit at Dorset County Hospital consists of both Intensive Care and High Dependency beds. These 11 beds are used flexibly to provide high quality patient care.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Critical care experienced staff nurses with a keen interest in caring for the critically ill and their families. Experience will be offered in both areas (ICU and HDU) as a part of a rotational programme which includes rotations on to nights.

 A full orientation program is available, and ongoing education for staff is actively supported. The successful applicant will demonstrate a pro-active approach to the care of the critically ill.

You will bring proven experience in critical care or acute wards giving you a deep understanding of professional nursing issues. You will be working within a supportive and dynamic critical care team with opportunities to gain a wide range of experience.

The Dorset Area has outstanding natural beauty and is one of the most remarkable places in Britain.

Dorset is the perfect place to build your career and we can give you the challenges you need.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Liz Bradbury or Louise Turner, on 01305 255596 / 01305 255965.