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Ward Lead

Band 7

Main area
Older Peoples Services
Band 7
Fixed term: 3 months (1st January 2021 - 31st March 2021)
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5 Hrs/week)
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Poole Hospital NHS FT
£38,890 - £44,503 pa pr
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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.

An exciting secondment opportunity has arisen to lead a newly configured winter pressures ward within Older Peoples Services at Poole Hospital.

The role of Ward lead is a senior nurse role within the medicine for the elderly specialty and the postholder will have the responsibility for leading a team of experienced nurses caring for frail older adults.


The successful applicant will provide excellent clinical, managerial support and leadership to the nursing team, and have extensive experience of working within an older people MDT, frail older people, demonstrate an understanding of budget management and be able to motivate and inspire others to ensure the delivery of excellent services to our frail older patients.


Applicants must have a passion for delivering excellence to older people and have experience and knowledge of complex care needs and discharge planning. With advanced communication skills, people management experience and experience in risk management the successful applicant will work closely with the matrons for the service to ensure the best outcomes for people accessing our services.


Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Closing date: 26/11/2020


Provisional interview date week commencing: 07/12/2020

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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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Sarah Gilling
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