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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/03/2019.

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Community Staff Nurse, Band 5

Job Reference: 152-C358.18

Employer:
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Westbourne Medical Centre
Location:
Poole
Salary:
£23,023 to £29,608 p.a.

Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 12 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people. Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.

Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress. We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users.

As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.

Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs.


An exciting opportunity has arisen in Poole North District Nursing.

Poole Bay is a forward thinking and innovative locality, embracing new ways of working and a rapidly developing model of integration. We are looking for a enthusiastic Band 5 staff nurse to join our friendly and highly skilled District Nursing teams, working with our wider Poole Bay multidisiplinary team and acute colleagues.

This is an exciting opportunity for a nurse wishing to commence a career in community nursing who may not have the necessary skills required at this time. This post is either full time or part-time permanent contract. Successful candidate will be fully supported to upskill in a team environment with the necessary skill to be an autonomous clinician in the community.

The successful applicant will be working with an experienced team of enthusiastic Community Nurses who put their patients first and are committed to providing quality patient focused care. There is a lot of change in community nursing we provide some very complex patient care. There can be many opportunities to progress your nursing career in community nursing.

As a team and individuals we enjoy learning and are able to benefit from the excellent learning opportunities our Trust offers for the benefit of our patients and career progression.

If you are a like-minded nurse who is keen to progress within integrated community services we would welcome your application.

Being a car driver is essential.

We can offer you;

    • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
    • An excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and the chance to further your career in a nurse led environment
    • You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
    • Monthly pay plus enhancements for, weekend and bank holiday working
    • NHS pension scheme
    • Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
    • NHS discount and salary sacrifice scheme
    • Not forgetting our unique selling point – our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline
    • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience in undertaking assessments and treatment of patients who have complex acute and rehab needs alongside management of long term conditions

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.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

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:

Liz Tate, DN Lead Poole Bay Locality - 07795 640 345




Our vision:

is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our ambition:

is to inspire patients, partners, local people and professionals alike by achieving excellent clinical outcomes and experiences, by supporting people with compassion and kindness, and by being experts in our roles.

Our Behaviours:

How we do things around here is just as important as what we do and what we achieve. Our behaviours provide a guide to bringing our vision to life, and help everyone think about how they approach their work and other people. The behaviours below, have been identified by those within and external to Dorset HealthCare as being the most important, and are behaviours we hope everyone will experience at Dorset HealthCare.

Proactive

Positive

Respectful

Supportive

Reliable and Trustworthy

Be part of an organisation leading the way to challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Before applying for this post, please refer to the ‘Application Guidance’ for further guidance on the recruitment process. Please also ensure that you have read the job description and person specification carefully.

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.

Please note the Trust does not pay interview expenses.

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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