Learning Disability/Mental Health Nurse, Band 5

Learning Disabilities

Posted: 2 years ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£25,655 - £31,534 p.a.

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.


The Trust Domiciliary Care Agency is a service which provides care and support to adults who have learning disabilities and mental health needs, this may include complex needs and/or challenging behaviours. Service users live in the Poole and Bournemouth area their own homes in the community in the.

This is a full time post of 37.5 hours a week.

The role of the Nurse will be to assist the Domiciliary Care Manager in the day to day management of the agency and the daily supervision of the support workers working with clients in their own homes. The nurse will also provide support to the clients to ensure their needs are met within the community.

The post holder will be required to work from Monday to Friday but may need to work flexibly should the need arise. The post will include on call duties.

Applicants are required to hold the Registered Nurse or equivalent qualification as well as being able to demonstrate previous experience or knowledge of working with people with learning disabilities.

Working full time 37.5 hours per week the successful candidate will be experienced in working in partnership with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers and supporting them to live successfully in the community. You will be committed to improving outcomes for our service users and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

In return we can also offer you:

  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
  • You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme and training.
  • NHS pension scheme
  • Holiday and sick pay
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice scheme
  • In the beautiful location of Dorset

Please read the job description and personal specification carefully before applying for this position ensuring that you meet the requirements of the role.

Employment in this post requires a Standard/Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £23/£40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email dhc.careers@nhs.net

Recommend a friend or family member and earn cash!

Do you have a friend or family member you would recommend to join us? Or do you know someone who wants to return to practice in the NHS? If the person you refer is appointed by the Trust and completes their probationary period you will receive £250 reward payment for the introduction! Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sally-Anne Ayres Manager sally-anne.ayres@nhs.net 07770685870




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-M587.21B

Closing Date: 2022-04-07

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