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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/10/2019.

Newly Qualified Nurse - February 2020

Job Reference: 405-16-N266PRE-A-R

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum

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

Final Year Nursing Student? Start your career with our Preceptorship Programme in February 2020.

With a vision of delivering compassionate and safe healthcare, Dorset County Hospital is the main provider of acute hospital services to a population of around 250,000 across Weymouth and Portland, West and North Dorset and Purbeck. In addition, we provide renal services for 850,000 people throughout Dorset and South Somerset and employ over 3000 people across the county.

This is an exciting place to build your career – and we need newly qualified nurses across Medicine, Surgery, Theatre, Endoscopy, Elderly Medicine, Outpatients and Paediatrics, with the possibility of rotational positions. We will invest heavily in your education and development, so you can expect a robust preceptorship programme and ongoing CPD to realise your skills to the full.

What’s more, you’ll enjoy an enviable quality of life in one of the most beautiful parts of Britain plus a comprehensive range of benefits including 27 days’ holiday (rising to 33 days), the NHS Pension Scheme, wide-ranging retail and travel discounts, relocation assistance, a subsidised restaurant, employee health and wellbeing support, and more.

Hours: 37.5 per week over 3-5 days, Part time positions considered
Salary: £24,214 - £30,112 pro rata per annum

For further details / informal visits contact:

Hilary Harrold - 01305 254636


Please read the job description/person specification carefully to ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required

The closing date/interview date is subject to amendment; this vacancy may expire at short notice. All correspondence with applicants will be via email. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks please contact us on to find out whether you have been shortlisted

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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