Community Night Nursing Staff Nurse, Band 5

Community Nursing

Posted: 2 years ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£25,655 - £31,534 p.a. night enhanced hour rate

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.


Are you a qualified Nurse looking to work in a Community Nursing team? Looking for a healthy work/ life balance...Look no further…….we need a nurse for a 37.5 hours post.

We can consider a candidate requiring less/more hours.

Our shifts start at 8pm till 8am 7 days a week. Our service has 3 lease cars which are used during shift covering the whole of Dorset. We also travel in pairs 1 x registered nurse and 1 x HCA in the car and in patients’ homes. We share the driving overnight with the nurse and the HCA. The cars are stocked with essential nursing equipment, which may be required when visiting including catheters, wound dressings, palliative care stock.

There is an admin aspect of this role which entails a 6pm till 12am shift 7 days a week, where we answer phone-calls and triage patients before we visit. Support training is given on this aspect of the job to ensure confidence and competence. There are always other clinicians in the hub to gain support and advice from.

Dorset HealthCare is all about progress and innovation and ensuring we achieve the best possible patient care and health and wellbeing outcomes for all our communities.

We are looking for individuals with excellent communication skills, who pride themselves in the quality of care they provide to patients to work within our District Nursing teams. Currently we have a vacancy to join our team providing essential care to the residents of Dorset.

The successful applicants will participate in the delivery of skilled autonomous nursing care to patients within their own home, and will gain an understanding of primary care including the management of long term conditions. You will have an opportunity to broaden your range of skills and knowledge in managing the nursing care of people in their own home or within local clinics.

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: Katie Davies, Night Sister at katie.davies26@nhs.net / 07990 411129.




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-C586.21

Closing Date: 2022-04-05

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