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Staff Nurse - Flexible Nursing Team

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Up to 37.5 hours per week
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Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£23,023 to £29,608 pro rata per annum
31/10/2018 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

Band 5 RN – Flexible Nursing Team (permanent contract)

Are you a registered nurse seeking a flexible working arrangement with all the benefits of a substantive post?

A band 5 role in our flexible nursing team might be just the opportunity you have been looking for.

We know how important your work life balance is and being able to work within an environment that supports this. We also recognise that many do not wish to trade the security and benefits that a substantive role offers for the flexibility of a bank contract.

Being part of the flexible nursing team means that you are guaranteed a set amount of hours and pattern of work that suits your lifestyle. As a substantive member of staff you will receive all the associated benefits that are not available to bank or agency nurses.

In return we ask that you also work flexibly in terms of the areas that you cover and commit to a minimum of 19.5 hours per week.

We also have a variety of other flexible working options;

Bank Nurse: The traditional bank agreement where availability is matched to outstanding shifts

Fixed-term contract: An extended period with a defined start and end date where security is required. This could be on one ward or across a variety of wards.

Simply state your preferred working arrangement and areas of work in your application. 

The hospital is based in Dorchester, the traditional county town of West Dorset, made famous by the novels of Thomas Hardy. The town has a quiet centre, although with the influx of people relocating from London, Essex, the Midlands and Home Counties, new shops and restaurants have opened adding to the mix of modern and traditional.

West Dorset with its outstanding scenery and rugged coastline is a most enjoyable part of the country, characterised by a number of small towns, each with a distinct identity.

Whatever your outdoor pursuit you can find it here, for example: hiking, wall climbing, horse riding or water sports such as sailing, surfing, kayaking, diving and so much more! You will find excellent transport links to London & Bath.

The hospital is close to the town and is on one site. It is easily accessed by bus and rail networks and there is parking on site.

With a variety of roles and opportunities for development, this is an exciting place to nurse.

Apply today or contact our nursing recruitment lead to learn more.


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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

Gloria Bill, Clinical Lead for Recruitment, Bank & Flexible Nursing on 01305 255176.

If you have problems applying, contact

01305 255 792