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Staff Nurse - Trauma

Band 5

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Poole Hospital
Poole, Dorset
£24,907 - £30,615 pa pr
Salary period
31/01/2021 23:59

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.

Can you see yourself working in a busy designated trauma unit delivering forward-thinking nursing care as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team? Picture yourself at Poole Hospital’s trauma unit. We’re looking for motivated nurses to join us.

The unit comprises three inpatient wards caring for patients following traumatic long bone, spinal and soft tissue injuries.

Our fractured neck of femur service is the busiest in England, with some 1,000 patients presenting every year. To accommodate this demand we’ve developed a truly multidisciplinary approach, with consultant colleagues in orthogeriatrics working alongside those in trauma and orthopaedics, underpinned by our specialist nursing and therapeutic teams, and many others. As a consequence, our lengths of stay are among the lowest in the country. But we’re eager to improve further, and successful applicants – experienced or newly qualified - will be at the heart of this as we develop the service further.

We’re transforming our trauma service in other areas too, creating an acute admissions area with two wards caring for patients post-operatively and who require discharge planning. Our discharge support team includes three dedicated nurses who help manage and co-ordinate complex discharges, allowing ward nurses to concentrate on providing bedside nursing care.
There are two distinct nursing opportunities available - a rotational post working across the whole pathway from admission to discharge, or placement in one specific area.

We value staff education and development and are introducing a new in-house training programme for new and existing staff. This will allow you to develop specific trauma knowledge and competencies, both in and away from the ward environment. You will be able to spend time in our emergency and outpatients departments, theatres, with therapists, nurse practitioners and be part of the daily trauma meetings with our medical teams. This will help you to understand the whole patient pathway and allow you to develop your expertise in trauma nursing. You and your ward sister will work together to formulate an agreed personal development plan, through which you will be able to access other learning opportunities.

For newly qualified staff we offer a well-regarded preceptorship programme, supporting the general development of staff nurses. This provided by our education department and supported by practice educators.
Trauma nursing is both challenging and rewarding - join the team at Poole Hospital’s trauma unit and together we can get our patients back on their feet sooner.

Heard enough? Then apply now. We’re waiting to hear from you.

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: 31/01/2021

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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

Belinda Hewett
Additional information

If you’d like to find out more, or to arrange an informal visit, contact Belinda Hewett, Matron, Phone 0300 019 2701 or email belinda.hewett@uhd.nhs.uk.