Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.
Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.
This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.
We are looking for both newly qualified and experienced nurses to join our friendly forward thinking unit. Our nurses work closely alongside our multidisciplinary team and we encourage autonomous practice within the role.
The children’s unit includes a busy assessment unit, 2 in patient wards, a 4 bed HDU and surgical/medical day unit. We offer a rotation throughout the unit that can include NICU and ED for those nurses that want to gain experience in these areas. We offer a comprehensive education programme which includes a regional child health preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses, a clinical skills passport with regional study days and support all nurses through EPALS and mentorship course. We have a Practice Educator who supports student and staff learning who will be able to assist in accessing other educational opportunities available to you. Shifts are 12 hours rotation days/nights/weekends.
What our staff say about us-
Jess- “As a newly qualified nurse the unit has offered me a supportive environment to enable me to start my journey as a staff nurse. After training in London Hospitals it was daunting to start working at a new hospital, however the nursing and multidisciplinary team have made me feel welcome and confident. Although Poole is a DGH it is very busy with great opportunity to learn. I would recommend this unit to any nurse looking to start their first job in a busy friendly unit”.
Chloe –“I trained out of area but upon starting at the children's unit at Poole straight away the team were all welcoming, kind and helpful. It was also clear that the unit is not just a general ward; there are four different types of wards including the assessment unit, the high dependency unit, and two separate inpatient wards. You care for patients with a range of conditions including oncology, diabetes, surgical and complex needs. Therefore each shift you continue to broaden your knowledge of different conditions and equipment. You are also then given many opportunities to attend different study days and courses to aid you on the wards. Furthermore I am glad I chose to work at Poole due to the variety of patients which you care for each shift alongside a hardworking, friendly team”.
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 first full month’s salary.
Closing date: 27th January 2019
Proposed interview week commencing: week commencing 4th February 2019
For further details / informal visits contact:
Sister Alison Green
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