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

Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full/Part-time hours available
Job ref
Victoria Hospital
£22,128 to £28,746 p.a., pro rata
30/05/2018 23:59





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

Based in Wimborne, Dorset we are a busy, friendly hospital offering a wide range of services including; day surgery, out-patient, minor injuries, as well as a 22 bedded ward.

There are plenty of opportunities to retain or upskill your acute clinical experience, focused on acute admission avoidance we look after a range of patients with complex needs and discharge plans.

We are looking to recruit motivated and driven experienced nurses who have a passion for their role and improving patient care. An exciting opportunity has become available for Staff Nurses to work on Hanham Ward, based at Victoria Hospital, Wimborne. We are a 22 bedded nurse led unit providing rehabilitation to frail and elderly people, promoting their independence in a supervised, safe environment prior to their Discharge. We have also recently opened Palliative care beds for patients in the last weeks of life providing end of life care through Gold standards Frame work.

You will be highly motivated and innovative, working with a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the patient’s rehabilitation journey is individualised, goal orientated and are achieved by the patients to reach their optimum level to return to their own home or suitable placement sourced.

As a Dorset Health care employee, we want you to love coming to work. So we nurture a supportive working environment, where you’ll feel respected, trusted, and valued. We want you to be the best you can be. At Hanham Ward you’ll get to enjoy the real respect, rapport and effective working of a close-knit team, and you’ll do it in an innovative, clean, modern working environment, while benefiting from support and training opportunities, as well as the time and nurse-patient ratio that ensure quality of care. We can offer you flexible working patterns, a competitive salary and benefits NHS pension scheme, childcare vouchers and more.

Use the experience you’ve already gained in your career, and make the most of your nursing vocation.

Experience nursing as it should be.

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 an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.

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

We have full and part-time opportunities available, please state your preference on your application form.

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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

Seetha Vinod, Senior Sister on 01202 857289 or Milenda Gibbon, Ward Sister on 01202 857290

If you have problems applying, contact

01202 277180