Community Specialist Interim Team Nurse

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Oct 2023
We are pleased to announce an exciting vacancy for a full or part-time Band 6 Specialist Community Nurse to join our Interim Care Team at University Hospitals Dorset.

We are a multidisciplinary community team providing a discharge to assess service for patients to come out of UHD & community hospitals. The post will involve some weekend working on a shared rota with the multidisciplinary team. We are looking for applicants with community nursing and leadership skills and experience who are able and willing to work in order to provide expertise and clinical support to our community team.

The Interim Team are an extremely dynamic, innovative and supportive multidisciplinary team looking to improve and integrate health and social care for people in Dorset. This team aims to provide early supported discharge out of hospital for patients in their own homes. We work with patients with physical and mental health conditions. We work alongside district nurses and the palliative care team when we have a patient on our caseload who has a palliative diagnosis.

Base Location: Christchurch hospital

Interview Date: 10th October 2023

Main duties of the job

This post is an opportunity to lead on the education and training of nursing skills and competencies within the team and become involved in service development and quality improvement projects. This role will also involve community assessment and treatment of patients recently discharged from hospital focusing on promotion of independence and reducing reliance on domiciliary care.

The role is community based so for this reason a car owner/ driver is essential.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert

Person Specification



  • NMC registered & nursing qualification


  • Postgraduate education or training on frailty



  • 18-24 months minimum postgrad experience in community, elderly care or rehab
  • Experience of community nursing
  • Supervision of others



  • Moving and handling skills/ experience
  • Education/ supervision skills



  • Frailty knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Christchurch Hospital


BH23 2JX

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