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Staff Nurse; RMN or RGN, Band 5

Job Reference: 152-M320.18B

Employer:
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Forston Clinic
Location:
Dorchester
Salary:
£23,023 to £29,608 p.a.

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)

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Mental Health Nurse (RMN) Or Registered General Nurse (RGN) Band 5 Waterston unit, based at Forston clinic near Dorchester is in a beautiful location, and we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated registered nurse.

 

Waterston Unit is a mixed sex ward, with a total of 18 beds providing a high quality of care and treatment for patients who have physical, social, psychological and emotional health needs. The purpose of the ward is to offer comprehensive assessments and treatment enabling Service Users to have shorter stays in hospital and to develop clear plans of care. The ward team are highly motivated and have a track record of implementing recovery-based care, with an emphasis on therapeutic and diverse interventions. We work closely as a multi-disciplinary team and value learning. We work well together as a team and are able to offer a high level of support.


This post requires that you work a shift rotation including nights.

 

Other key skills are;

    • Valid NMC Pin is essential and a good working knowledge of CQC standards;
    • An effective communicator with the ability to engage with our service users to understand their needs to provide excellent services of care;
    • The ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with external care professionals and families to be customer focused and to continually develop the services we provide;
    • Promote ownership of care programmes by fully involving service users and their families in developing, agreeing and evaluating care programmes;
    • Fulfil professional and legal responsibilities with respect to the safe storage handling and administration of medicines;
    • It is essential to be Health and Safety aware, to ensure the safety of our services users and colleagues


This is a great opportunity to join an established team, who work well together to develop a high quality service. We have regular teaching, supervision and a shared vison and action plan for the service. We would welcome applicants both with experience and newly qualified.


The Trust runs excellent development courses, which you can attend to learn and hone your skills. Your continuous professional development will be planned and tailored to your needs together with support to achieve the personal goals set via annual appraisal and you will receive regular clinical and management supervision.

 

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff. 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

You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course; if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working in the post.

We would welcome applications from newly qualified nurses and we provide a very comprehensive and fully supported Preceptorship Programme for newly qualified healthcare professionals.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Heather Stacey, Ward Manager or Mark Hall and James Smith CTL on 01305 361490.




Our vision is to be Better Every Day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our behaviours bring our values to life and constantly remind us that how we do things at Dorset HealthCare is as important as what we do. They are:

  • Proactive
  • Positive
  • Respectful
  • Supportive
  • Reliable and Trustworthy

Our staff benefits:

  • Dedicated career pathways
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • An excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified Nurses and AHP’s
  • Comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
  • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing service
  • Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
  • NHS discounts
  • Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline
  • Salary sacrifice scheme including:
    • Work related learning
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Car and Cycle scheme
    • Home technology equipment
    • Buying and selling of annual leave

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Before applying for this post, please refer to the Application Guidance’for further guidance on the recruitment process.

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response - please apply for this vacancy as soon as possible.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system, TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system and to accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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