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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/07/2022.


Job Reference: 467-CCG-307.22

NHS Dorset
Nursing and Quality
Canford House, Poole, Dorset
£25,655 - £31,534


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Are you a Registered Nurse? Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to work with a dynamic forward thinking team that prioritises good quality care and assessment? If yes, then the Dorset CCG would love to hear from you!

Personal Health Commissioning (PHC) has undergone a full-service re-structure and is continuing on a journey of ongoing improvement to ensure we are at the forefront of providing high quality, efficient and sustainable services for our population.

We are currently have a vacancy for a part-time Funded Nursing Care (FNC) Assessor to join our established team to support with the screening and assessment of individuals applying for and already in receipt of CHC/FNC packages.

You will work within a strong and supportive team, playing a key role in assessing and reviewing people’s eligibility for NHS Funded nursing care and where appropriate referring onwards for a Continuing Healthcare assessment. You will have the opportunity to liaise and work closely with nursing home staff to ensure initial assessments and reviews are undertaken in a timely fashion and ensuring a good standard of care is being delivered. You will be highly motivated and have the ability to work independently, but also as part of a team. You will have good interpersonal skills and give attention to detail. There will be liaison with patients, families, providers and potentially other professionals within the health and social care sectors. You will also play a key role in supporting Personal Health Commissioning’s Operational Managers in assisting and supporting the management and implementation of the National Framework for Continuing Healthcare and other national policies as they relate to CHC/FNC.

To be successful in this position, it is essential that you are:

  • Professionally registered as a Nurse
  • Experienced in working within and supporting a multi-disciplinary team;
  • An excellent communicator with evidence of advanced verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experienced in using tact and diplomacy, with demonstrable problem solving skills;
  • Dedicated to providing high standards of patient care.

It is highly desirable that candidates should have knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act and an understanding of the current CHC framework, guidance and policies; however this is not essential as a full induction with ongoing training and support will be provided.

Dorset CCG operates Monday-Friday, 9-5 and has 2 offices based in Poole (East Team) and Dorchester (West Team). This post is for 15 hours a week in our East team based in Poole; however you may be required to provide support to teams across both Poole and Dorchester sites if required. There will also be a requirement to make off-site visits to undertake assessments and attend meetings and it is therefore essential that you have a full driving licence with access to a vehicle for business use.

Dorset CCG is a welcoming NHS employer, and we offer a wide range of employee benefits as well as being committed to the ongoing learning and development of our team and provide opportunities in line with the CHC Competency Framework including peer development and external training. There is opportunity for career progression.

If you feel that you meet the criteria for this exciting and rewarding opportunity and would like the chance to make a real difference to patient care, then we would welcome your application. Interviews will be held on 15th & 18th July.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the position or the team, please contact Assessment Team Lead, Rebecca Ballard on 0300 303 4410 or email

NHS Dorset will work with others to:

  • Improve outcomes in population health and healthcare

  • Tackle inequalities in outcome and access

  • Enhance productivity and value for money

  • Help the NHS deliver broader social and economic development, particularly post the COVID-19 pandemic

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