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Trauma Volunteer


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Trauma Volunteer
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Dorset County Hospital
19/11/2018 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

We are looking to recruit Hospital Volunteers to assist with Major Trauma patients. These patients may be required to have a long stay while waiting for rehabilitation services or transfers to specialist hospitals.

As a volunteer you will not be directly involved in patient care, instead you will be there to help provide extra support to patients, just as friends or family members might do i.e. go to the hospital shop and get them a newspaper or sit with them to provide some company.

One important part of the role will be to provide the patient with a Trauma Questionnaire to regarding the quality of the healthcare being provided. The patient may require your guidance/support when completing the questionnaire.

We are looking for volunteers from all walks of life, to represent the diversity of the communities that we serve. We are looking for individuals who will be dedicated to making the hospital a little friendlier and more comfortable for everyone.

We are looking for those with the ability to be empathic, yet professional whilst maintaining patient confidentiality.

Positive about disabled people

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Katie Gallacher, Major Trauma Administrator on 01305 254937 or by email via

If you have problems applying, contact

01305 255239