£13,276 to £17,247 p.a.
Part time
Hattie Taylor

Community / Hospital Staff Nurse Rotation, Band 5

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 14 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people. Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.

Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress. We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users.

As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.

Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs.

We are looking for motivated nurses to join our dynamic locality team in Purbeck working in the community and on our community hospital wards. We are seeking registered nurses with enthusiasm and a commitment to provide the highest standards of evidence based care, with kindness and compassion at the heart of what we do. You will be able to demonstrate a real enthusiasm for nursing, as well as a desire for on-going professional development.

We believe that careers should be developed, ideas listened to, skills and successes valued and recognised. We are seeking individuals who posses and demonstrate behavior that underpins our vision for nursing. The vision of the trust is for us to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all that we do.

You will receive excellent training and opportunities for development, clinical supervision, and appraisal. We also offer our staff training packages, development and leadership pathways and a comprehensive preceptorship program for those who are newly qualified.

This would be an excellent opportunity for both experienced or newly qualified staff nurses who would be supported through the rotation; six months in the community followed by six months community hospital based .

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
• holiday and sick pay
• NHS discount and salary sacrifice scheme
• Not forgetting our unique selling point – our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline

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 

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close this post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Hattie Taylor, District Nurse, 07810816048

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Closing Date
Wed 14 Feb 18

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