Website University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
We are very excited to announce that we are now accepting applications from experienced Medical/Surgical nurses to join the newly formed University Hospitals Dorset NHS Trust.
Established in October 2020, following the merger of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UHD is currently undergoing a multi-million pound transformation and restructuring programme, which will see many of its buildings being turned into state-of-the-art facilities.
The Trust serves around 550,000 people living in Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset and part of the New Forest – a number which rises during the summer months, when this incredibly beautiful part of England fills up with holidaymakers. UHD also provides specialist services in Poole, the Purbecks and South Wiltshire.
With various housing options in the county’s towns and villages, excellent schools, and miles and miles of golden beaches to explore, a job with UHD could well be your ticket to the ‘good life’!
- Salary Band 5 pay scale: £24,907 gross per annum (Pre OSCE salary: £21,142). Click here to download Staff Nurse Job Description – Band 5 (pdf).
- Enhancements for “unsocial” working hours, nights and Saturdays +30%, Sundays and Public (Bank) Holidays +60%.
- Mixed shift pattern days, nights and weekends, 37.5h per week, 3 x 12.5h shifts.
- Permanent, full time positions + overtime and additional shifts available.
- IELTS fee (£220) to be reimbursed on arrival against original receipts.
- NMC Qualification evaluation fee (£140).
- CBT exam fee (£83) – to be reimbursed.
- OSCE exam fee (£794) – sponsored.
- NMC registration fee (£153) – sponsored in advance.
- Visa fee – sponsored in advance.
- 2 months of free accommodation (single occupancy only).
- Inbound flight to the UK of max. value of £620.
- 27 days of paid holidays + 8 public holidays.
- Excellent professional development opportunities.
- Enhanced NHS Pension scheme, excellent maternity and paternity leave packages, discounts in local shops, restaurants and more.
The trust is known for its exceptionally warm, friendly and supportive approach to newcomers and extensive professional development opportunities made available to staff through internal programmes as well as formal clinical partnership with the local Universities.
All successful candidates will be provided with a comprehensive OSCE training, NHS induction programme and a mentor.
- Nursing degree at post-secondary level leading to registration as a general nurse (minimum 3 years in length, containing minimum of 500 hours of clinical practice).
- Proof of English language proficiency in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s requirements. Ideally this certificate should have a validity of at least 1 year.*
- Proof of successfully passing the NMC Part 1 Computer Based Test (CBT).
- Minimum 1 year of working experience in acute hospital or community setting as a Registered Nurse (academic internships not considered).
* For other information about NMC English language requirements and exemptions please click here.