Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00
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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Older Persons Mental Health
Band 5
Full/Part-time hours available
Job ref
Alderney Hospital
£24,214 to £30,112 p.a., pro rata
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Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





This role includes a £3,000 Recruitment Premium on commencement of your employment and a further £1,500 Retention Premium (pro rata) on completion of one year’s service and every year thereafter. 

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email

We are seeking to recruit Registered Nurses, Band 5 (RMN, RGN or RNLD) to provide strong shift leadership and nurses who are motivated to make a real difference in dementia care. Compassion and initiative are essential personal qualities for these roles, along with excellent team-working, communication and assessment skills.

Herm and St Brelades Wards, Alderney Hospital, Poole are assessment and treatment wards; providing high quality, person centered care to persons with a Dementia and Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).

Our Older Peoples Inpatient Services are rated “Good” with the Care Quality Commission and ‘Outstanding’ for Caring Whilst Dorset Healthcare overall is rated ‘Outstanding’ (31st July 2019).

Herm and St Brelades Wards have consistently positive reviews on NHS Choices (NHS Choices, Alderney Hospital) and we pride ourselves on the care we offer to our patients and their families. Our In-Patient Ward services operate as Practice Development Units and are also supported by the Kings Fund and Health Education Wessex initiatives and the services have strong links with Bournemouth University.

These posts are suitable for both newly qualified and experienced nurses. Both full and part time positions are available.

Shift duties include day and night rotation and times are detailed below:

Early - 7:00am – 15:00pm, Late – 13:00pm – 21:00pm, Night – 20:30pm - 7:30am

In return we can also offer you:

  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
  • An excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and the chance to further your career in a nurse led environment
  • You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
  • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing service
  • Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
  • NHS discounts
  • Salary sacrifice scheme including work related learning, childcare vouchers, cars, cycles, home technology equipment and buying and selling of annual leave
  • Not forgetting our unique selling point – our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline.

Employment in this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course; if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working in the post.

Recommend a friend or family member and earn cash! Do you have a friend or family member you would recommend to join us? Or do you know someone who wants to return to practice in the NHS? If the person you refer is appointed by the Trust and completes their probationary period you will receive £250 reward payment for the introduction! Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!

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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

Chris Clarke, Herm Ward (Female assessment and treatment), / 01202 305030 or Yvonne Boon, St Brelades Ward (Male assessment and treatment), / 01202 305040.