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Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Dorset County Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum
03/03/2020 23:59
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Newly Qualified Nurse - September 2020

Band 5

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

Final Year Nursing or Operating Department Practitioner Student? Start your career with our Preceptorship Programme in September 2020.

With a vision of delivering compassionate and safe healthcare, Dorset County Hospital is the main provider of acute hospital services to a population of around 250,000 across Weymouth and Portland, West and North Dorset and Purbeck. In addition, we provide renal services for 850,000 people throughout Dorset and South Somerset and employ over 3000 people across the county.

This is an exciting place to build your career – and we need newly qualified nurses across Medicine, Surgery,  Endoscopy, Elderly Medicine, Outpatients and Paediatrics,  with the possibility of rotational positions. We are also seeking Operational Department Practitioners within our Theatres department. We will invest heavily in your education and development, so you can expect a robust preceptorship programme and ongoing CPD to realise your skills to the full.

What’s more, you’ll enjoy an enviable quality of life in one of the most beautiful parts of Britain plus a comprehensive range of benefits including 27 days’ holiday (rising to 33 days), the NHS Pension Scheme, wide-ranging retail and travel discounts, relocation assistance, a subsidised restaurant, employee health and wellbeing support, and more.

Hours: 37.5 per week over 3-5 days, Part time positions considered
Salary: £24,214 - £30,112 pro rata per annum

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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

Hilary Harrold - 01305 254636