Website University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
We are now recruiting Theatre nurses to join an excellent team of NHS professionals in the beautiful seaside city of Bournemouth, Dorset.
University Hospitals Dorset provides health care for the residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset and part of the New Forest with a total population of around 550,000, which rises during the summer months. Only 95 minutes by rail direct to London Waterloo and with its own international airport, Bournemouth’s relaxed lifestyle is measured with an upbeat and progressive approach to business. Find out more about UHD here.
- Salary Band 5 pay scale: £28,407 gross per annum (Pre OSCE salary: £25,147). 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) – to be reimbursed on arrival,
- CBT exam fee (£83) – to be reimbursed,
- OSCE exam fee (£794) – sponsored,
NMC registration fee (£153) – to be reimbursed on arrival,
- Visa fee – sponsored in advance,
- 2 months of free accommodation (single occupancy only, can stay an additional 4 months for a fee),
- Inbound flight to the UK of max. value of £620,
- 27 days of paid holidays + 8 public holidays,
- Referral letter and guarantor when applying for housing,
- Dedicated international nurse practice mentors to help nurses acclimate to the new job and surrounding area,
- 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 2 years 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.