Community Staff Nurse, Band 5

Community Nursing

Posted: 5 months ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£25,655 - £31,534 p.a. pro rata

Permanent

At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We like to do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future – we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.


Providing healthcare as close to home as possible is central to the way we do things in Dorset – and community nurses are right at the heart of that.

Supporting elderly, disabled and vulnerable people to stay independent in their own homes is a real privilege and we need more Band 5 Registered General Nurses to help provide this vital service.

Working in communities across the beautiful county of Dorset, our nurses provide person-centred care, getting to know not just the patients but also their families, friends, neighbours and even pets!

Managing a specialist caseload entailing acute and chronic nursing needs, you’ll be able to develop strong, therapeutic relationships with your patients and work closely with community partners to achieve the best possible health outcomes.

Working alongside District Nurses, you’ll be confident in identifying care needs, monitoring patients’ conditions and recording observations based on care plans.

You’ll support people to maintain their wellbeing and independence, helping to avoid unnecessary admission to hospital.

This role is perfect for someone who wants to develop their nursing skillset and make a real difference for local people.

This is a full time role, 37.5 hours per week but part time hours may be considered. Shift pattern to cover the service from 8-8 7 days per week.

In return we offer a fantastic induction programme, flexible family-friendly working patterns and pastoral support. There are excellent learning and development opportunities, both in-house and through our links with local universities, and the option of a preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses to boost your skill development.

Full and part-time hours are available and we welcome applications from student nurses close to qualifying.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £10,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email dhc.careers@nhs.net

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

For further details / informal visits contact: Jeanette Huish, District Nurse Specialist at J.Huish@nhs.net / 07879425155.

Additional contact information: Hattie Taylor, Lead DN Purbeck at 07810816048 / Hattie.taylor1@nhs.net.




What working for us will provide:

  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training and one-to-one career coaching to reach your career goals
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and AHPs
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Relocation costs where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more

Visit our careers website to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

What you need to do:

Before applying for this post, please do ensure that you have read the job description and person specification requirements. If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you, alternatively if you would like more information about the role please do not hesitate to contact us.

After applying via NHS Jobs your application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system, TRAC. All information about your application will come from apps.trac.jobs. You won’t be able to track progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in the application to Trac and accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the gov.uk website.

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Job Reference

Reference: 152-C581.21

Closing Date: 2022-04-18

Interview Date: 25/04/2022

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