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

Band 5

Main area
Inpatient Services
Band 5
Part time: 22.5 per week
Job ref
Yeatman Hospital
£14,528 to £18,067 p.a.
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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)





Are you an enthusiastic, forward thinking nurse who can adapt to changing priorities and deliver high quality nursing care?

If you are interested in working in one of the most beautiful parts of the country we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000 – please email

The Willows Ward is staffed by a team of passionate, dedicated Nurses and Health Care Professionals and is looking for like-minded Registered Nurses to join us. This is an excellent opportunity to practice within the challenging yet rewarding field of Nursing for the Older Person extending to Palliative Care and Ambulatory Care.

We have part time hours available as well as Bank shifts.  The successful candidate will have some experience of working in partnership with older people with complex needs, their families and carers and supporting them to live safe and well in their own homes or when this is no longer possible facilitating a move to Residential care. You will be committed to improving outcomes for our patients and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

We actively welcome applications from students who will qualify in this academic year, offering a successful applicant a Band 4 contract until they are qualified. 

In return we can also offer you:

  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
  • We would welcome applications from newly qualified nurses and we provide a very comprehensive and fully supported Perceptorship Programme for newly qualified healthcare professionals
  • 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

This post is based on the Willows at the Yeatman Hospital, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop their skills by serving the population of our beautiful ancient town of Sherborne and the surrounding areas.

The Willows is the inpatient unit of the Yeatman Hospital which is currently going through major transformational changes in terms of service delivery – so many inspiring new developments are taking place with our Ward, Community Hub, MIU and Primary Care.  We are looking forward to a bright and exciting future.

If you are interested in working in one of the most beautiful parts of the country we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000 – please email

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!

Employment in this post requires an 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.

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Applicant requirements

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

Barbara Ludlow, Senior Sister on 01305 361546.