Registered Nurse/Paramedic

Dorset County Hospital
Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester
Competitive salary
08 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Oustanding Career

Urgent and Integrated Care Division

Medical Day Unit and Same Day Emergency Care Unit

Registered Nurse/Paramedic Band 5 - Full time Secondment Opportunity 6 months

This is a secondment position and you should seek support and consent you're your Manager before applying for the position.

Exciting opportunities are being developed to work within the new Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) and Medical Day Units (MDU) at Dorset County Hospital.

We would like to invite Registered Nurses/Paramedics who are keen to support medical and surgical emergency same day care to avoid admission to hospital for patients, whilst the Medical Day Unit is continuing to expand in size to provide same day care for elective patients. The Units are due to be operational 7/7 and staff are required to augment this service for our patients.

We are looking for enthusiastic Registered Nurses/Paramedics who are organised and can use their own initiative whilst being flexible to frequently changing situations, to work alongside the Advanced Nurse Practitioners in SDEC where you will be supporting the Acute Physicians and Surgical Consultants in admission avoidance of emergency medical and surgical admissions.

The post requires excellent communication skills, with a range of health professionals in relation to patient admission and discharge, to support the working of the team with internal and external agencies, fellow professionals and to support safe and effective patient discharges from hospital and assistance with patient flow by avoiding hospital admission.

The service is currently planned as Monday to Friday 08.00 - 18.00hrs for MDU. SDEC Monday - Friday initially 07.00 - 22.00hrs for across a shift pattern with a plan for weekend shift working in the future. Weekend hours will be 09.00 - 15.00hrs in the Medical Day Unit.

Hours: 37.5 per weekSalary: Band 5 pro rata per annum

Closing date: Midnight 11th April 2021

Interview date: 19th April 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Annie Lock, Sister Email address: Telephone number: 01305 255749 or Andrew Norman, Same Day Emergency Care Lead Telephone Number: 01305 254522

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