Bank District Nurse & Bank Health Visitor, Band 6

Trust Bank

Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£14.34 to £18.74 per hour


Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 12 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people. Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.

Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress. We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users.

As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.

Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs.

If you’re looking for work that suits your lifestyle and needs, becoming a Dorset HealthCare Bank worker could be right up your street.

The Trust Bank Team is a friendly, dedicated group of staff based at Sentinel House, Poole. It aims to ensure that wards, departments and community teams across the Trust are always properly staffed, by providing a pool of ‘Bank’ workers to call on who want extra shifts or temporary work.

Who are Bank workers?

Bank workers can work flexibly to fill a temporary vacancy or short-term staffing shortages. They may be required to work at any time, with just a few days, or hours, notice.

Bank working could be your main way of working or a secondary role - we have hundreds of Bank workers who have substantive posts within Dorset HealthCare services too. You don’t have to stick to the same kind of work as your current role or previous jobs either; it’s a chance to learn new skills and broaden your career options.

Benefits of Joining the Bank

The Bank system offers the flexibility to work just now and then or for longer, full-time bookings – whatever’s right for you. It offers a wide range of roles in a variety of locations throughout Dorset as well as our prison services in Devon.

You can choose the location and shift patterns that are right for you and you won’t be tied into contracted hours, so you can work to suit your family and other commitments.

As well as competitive pay rates you’ll be eligible for many of the benefits of permanent staff including:

    • Opportunities to gain experience within a variety of specialist teams
    • Access to the NHS pension scheme
    • An NHS badge entitling you to many NHS benefits
    • Unsocial hours enhancements (where applicable)
    • Paid annual leave as a percentage of work completed
    • Your choice of either monthly or weekly pay
    • Holiday pay
    • Induction and mandatory training

The Bank provides comprehensive support from recruitment to booking your first shift; you will also be given a comprehensive induction and mandatory training relevant to the role.

Dorset HealthCare also uses electronic rostering, which gives you even more freedom to work when it suits you. As long as you have an internet connection you can access the system on a PC, smart phone or tablet.

So if you are a Registered Nurse (Health Visitor or District Nurse) there has never been a better time to join our team.

How do I join?

If you would like to be considered for a Bank Worker opportunity please complete the application form found here and state the role you are interested in at the top of the form.

This role requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost retrospectively from pay following the first worked assignment. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

Interview Date: 26 April 2019 in Wimborne, Dorset.

Our Trust Bank interviews take place monthly; please ensure that you are able to attend the date and location specified before applying. For further information on upcoming dates, please contact the Trust Bank on 01202 277222.

For further details / informal visits contact: or telephone 01202 277222

Our vision:

is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our ambition:

is to inspire patients, partners, local people and professionals alike by achieving excellent clinical outcomes and experiences, by supporting people with compassion and kindness, and by being experts in our roles.

Our Behaviours:

How we do things around here is just as important as what we do and what we achieve. Our behaviours provide a guide to bringing our vision to life, and help everyone think about how they approach their work and other people. The behaviours below, have been identified by those within and external to Dorset HealthCare as being the most important, and are behaviours we hope everyone will experience at Dorset HealthCare.





Reliable and Trustworthy

Be part of an organisation leading the way to challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress.


Before applying for this post, please refer to the ‘Information for applicants’ for further guidance on the recruitment process. Please also ensure that you have read the job description and person specification carefully.

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response - please apply for this vacancy as soon as possible.

Please note the Trust does not pay interview expenses.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system, TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system and to accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).