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Community Staff Nurse

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata for part time
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Dorset HealthCare are currently seeking a Community Staff Nurse to join our vibrant and innovative Integrated Care Team in Purbeck.

You would work alongside our experienced Community Nurse Teams helping to provide care needs to a high-quality standard of care for patients in their own homes in Swanage.

We can be flexible with shift patterns as long as the service needs are met between hours of 08:00-20:00 with some attractive weekend enhanced pay.

We offer a structured induction programme, flexible working patterns and pastoral support. There are excellent learning and development opportunities, both in-house and through our links with local universities, plus the option of a preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses to boost your skill development.

If you're interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to �10,000. For further details onrelocationexpenses please

Main duties of the job

Provide high-quality person-centred approach to care delivery which always considers people's safety, privacy, dignity whilst promoting and embodying the Trust's values. Undertake assessment of patients, care needs, and develop programmes of care as part of the wider multi-disciplinary care team.

As a Community Staff Nurse, you would manage acute and chronic nursing needs, be able to develop strong, therapeutic relationships with your patients and work closely with community partners to achieve the best possible health outcomes.

You would be identifying care needs, monitoring patients' conditions, recording observations and helping them develop their wellbeing care plans.

You'd be supporting people to maintain their wellbeing and independence, helping to avoid unnecessary admission to hospital as well as delivering exceptional end of life care including symptom management and help in identifying and achieving people's preferences.

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 �500 reward payment for the introduction! Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!

About us

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 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, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our 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, 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Dorset HealthCare is in partnership withThe Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we offer an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. Please contact to access the support.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Training


  • Registered practitioner to degree/diploma level
  • Membership of the relevant Professional Body
  • Evidence of recent professional development in an up to date portfolio
  • Knowledge and understanding of Trust Strategy relevant to role

Job Specific Experience


  • Supervised experience gained during clinical placements
  • Ability to mentor students / supervise other junior staff
  • Demonstrable knowledge of assessment and therapeutic interventions in area of practice
  • Experience of contributing to the management of change


  • Recent previous experience within a comparable role

Managerial Experience


  • Experience of demonstrating duties to junior staff


  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and mentoring to junior staff

Information Technology


  • Able to evaluate data and produce reports using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experience of using electronic patient / service user record systems

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