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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/07/2022.

Senior Practitioner

Job Reference: 467-CCG-310.22

NHS Dorset
Nursing and Quality
Canford House, Poole, Dorset
£32,306 - £39,027


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Are you looking for a new challenge in 2022?

Are you seeking a different work life balance with no shift work, in a beautiful part of the world?

NHS Dorset’s Personal Health Commissioning service is growing and so has some new and exciting opportunities for nurses and health and social care professionals.

The Ongoing and Review team are seeking experienced registered nurses (Adult, Mental Health or Learning Disability) or Health and Social Care professionals motivated by providing outstanding person-centred support.

As a result of an expanding service and investment, we currently have two part time Senior Practitioner positions available working in the East locality. The service operates Monday to Friday between the hours of 9-5. NHS Dorset puts emphasis on work life balance and therefore flexible working requests will also be considered in line with the CCG policy. Currently the service is working remotely due to the Covid 19 pandemic however the need may arise to undertake community visits.

Working within a sound knowledge of the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care, the successful candidates will hold a caseload of individuals who are eligible for CHC funding and be able to demonstrate a strong person – centred approach. You will need to be able to undertake high quality care needs reviews, demonstrating an openness and honesty with the individual and their family or representative. You will work with commissioning colleagues to ensure packages of care are safe and sustainable and support an individual’s assessed needs. A knowledge of Personal Health Budgets would be advantageous. You will have a sound understanding of safeguarding principles and the Mental Capacity Act. As part of this role you will also undertake Community DOLS applications and be able to gain greater knowledge and skills in working with this important legislation as it transfers to Liberty Protection Safeguards.

You will have excellent communication skills, be able to work collaboratively with health and social care partners across the Dorset system and have a flexible approach, be able to prioritise and work autonomously when needed.

The CHC team are a supportive team with a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise enhancing a robust peer development programme. Strong leadership encourages personal growth, learning and development and there are opportunities for learning and further study. We are committed to the ongoing learning and development of our team and provide opportunities in line with the CHC Competency Framework. In addition, NHS Dorset has a strong focus on the wellbeing of its staff and can offer regular 1-1’s, both formal and informal wellbeing activities and an employee assistance programme.

As the services continues to develop following a programme of transformation, it will continue a journey of continuous improvement to ensure we are at the forefront of providing high quality, efficient and sustainable services for our population whilst we ensure the service recovery from the Covid-19 crisis is efficient and smooth.

Due to the nature of the role, there is a requirement to travel, and a full driving licence is essential. This role will also be the subject of an Enhanced DBS check.

For further information or to talk through this opportunity, please contact the Ongoing and Review Team Leads

Emma Smith – email

Tara D’Arcy-Wykes – 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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