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Senior Sister

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Dorset County Hospital
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
22/10/2018 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

Family Services and Surgical Division

Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse – Band 7 - Lulworth Ward

Full time post – 37.5 hours

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who wants to lead and develop the Surgical & Gastro Nursing team. You will work within a friendly and supportive team providing expert professional advice and clinical leadership.

Lulworth Ward has 31 Beds specialising in Complex colorectal surgery, urology and gastroenterology conditions. The ward is also a step down area for Critical Care. Lulworth ward is supported by an addictions nurse, clinical practice educator and a patient flow nurse coordinator. 

You will need to be a forward thinking individual who is willing to lead and develop patient services . You must have a proven track record of progressive leadership and development. Be an effective role model, self motivated with the passion, drive and adaptability to cope with continuously changing services.

You should possess excellent communication skills, be visible and accessible with quality and standards as your priority. You will need to be flexible and resilient in order to cope with the demands of the role. In addition you must be adaptable to change and influence your team members to enable you to implement and evaluate new ways of working.

If you are forward thinking, dynamic and enthusiastic and have at least 2 years band 6 experience and experience of leadership and management then this post is for you. You will support and develop the team ensuring they are valued and skilled to manage their patient caseload.

The Trust services a population of 270,000 and is situated in the historic town of Dorchester, in an attractive part of Dorset, served by high quality schools and within easy reach of the beautiful costal resorts of Bournemouth and Weymouth.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to be a part of our dynamic Surgical Nursing Team here at Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We are currently looking for an experienced nurse to join our highly committed workforce. Are you…

Motivated to support and lead change?

Passionate about ensuring high quality patient care delivery?

Able to work flexibly within a senior management team to ensure the effective supervision and management of staff in line the demands of the service?

Continually striving for excellence and innovation?

Self- motivated and able to motivate others?

Organized and demonstrate effective communication skills?

Experienced in the acute and high dependency care setting?

Able to demonstrate collaborative working to provide guidance, support and leadership within the clinical multi-professional team?

Experienced in the Preceptorship and Mentorship of junior staff and students?

Creative, positive and proactive?

Positive about disabled people

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

Matron Miles Tompkins on 01305 255414 OR email . Informal visit to the ward can be arranged on request.