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Staff Nurse / ODP - Theatres

Band 5

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Band 5
37.5 hours per week (Full time or Part Time hours available)
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Royal Bournemouth Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 pa/pro rata
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Join us at this very exciting time as Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have just merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

We have ambitious plans to develop our sites, making even better use of our combined resources to serve our population most effectively.

You will now be one of the first new employees of University Hospitals Dorset and you will be taking up the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.

We are located within an area of amazing beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk,  run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline.   Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant. 

Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London. 

Please note all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across our new Trust sites when service demands require it.

We have an exciting opportunity for applications from enthusiastic individuals to work within our busy theatre complex, we are looking for experienced theatre practitioners to work in a unique environment , a dynamic team that puts a big emphasis on well being and development, opportunities for progression within a newly formed NHS trust  .

What can you give us ?

An upbeat attitude with a willingness to learn, grow and teach, experience within the operating theatres environment and flexibility.

Covering four suites within the Royal Bournemouth site of University Hospitals Dorset we have 17 operating theatres. We cover both elective and emergency surgery in the following specialities; gynaecology, orthopaedics, urology, vascular, colorectal, breast, endocrine and upper GI . At the forefront of technology we incorporate procedures carried out using a Da Vinci robot and aim to give all staff opportunities to train using this equipment.

We aim to take  a holistic approach to staff welfare and work closely to balance the needs of our service with our colleague's human factors. in return we ask for flexibility and a positive attitude to work.

Please ensure you take the time to tell us in your supporting evidence why you would be right for this post in theatres


The  Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust merged in 2020 to form East Dorset Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Base site:  Bournemouth

Interview date: 10th February 2021


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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

Rachel Francis
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Clinical Leader
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Additional information

Rachel Francis  Main Reception -Theatres 0300 019 4183 or 0300 019 4432