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Community Mental Health Nurse, Band 6

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 - £39,027 p.a., pro rata for part time
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Dorset HealthCare’s Community Mental Health Teams are seeking Mental Health Nurses to join our well established team in meeting the needs of our service users. . If you are a RMN with experience working with people suffering severe mental illness whether this be inpatient or community based we would love to hear from you!

You will work as part of an established integrated multi-disciplinary team made up of a several Psychiatrists, trainee Doctors, Psychologists, Nurses, Social Workers, Support Time Recovery Workers, Occupational Therapist, Carers officer and a Employment Specialist.

The primary role responsibility is being a dedicated Care Coordinator for a caseload of patients with whom you’ll provide person centred targeted support to assist in aiding their holistic recovery. There are opportunities for you to advance you own clinical assessment skills whilst risk assessment will remain at the forefront of everything you do. Alongside this there will be duty working and assisting in the completion of regular clinics i.e. depot, Clozapine and physical health. You should have recent experience of working in a mental health environment and will need to be able to apply the philosophies of engagement and recovery in your work with service users.

It goes without saying that you are reliable, committed and motivated with excellent communication, organisational skills with the ability to prioritise. In return we are ready to offer you comprehensive structured management supervision, management you can approach any time and peer support which is second to none. In addition to this we are also happy to support you in advancing your own skill set using additional learning opportunities such and NMP, ACP, and psychological therapies etc.

This post has become available at a very exciting time. We have made significant investment available to review and reconfigure community mental health services and this is taking place right now via the Mental Health Integrated Community Care Project (MMHICC). You’ll have the opportunity to participate in the project shaping our future services.

Pay matching: If you’re a ward based band 5 working shifts with enhancements, we can ensure you don’t take a pay cut when you take on a band 6 Mon-Fri 9-5 by starting you at a pay point within band 6 that matches your previous average income. Please make sure you mention this at the time of your interview.

You will need to have a valid driving licence and use of a car as they will be required to assess and monitor patients in their own homes and within other community settings.

We have available roles within the following services (please state which service you are interested in when you complete your application):
  • Children and adolescent mental health
  • Community mental health
  • Liaison and Crisis pathway services

This is a full-time post, 37.50 hours per week, part-time hours considered.

Want to find out more about this vacancy and our mental health services before applying?

Sign up for a 30-minute online information session to be the first to hear about our new mental health team vacancies and what we can offer you in our rapidly expanding teams. You’ll even have the one-off opportunity to informally meet the managers and ask any questions directly to them before applying, all from the comfort of your home. Please copy and paste this link to sign up:

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: James Oxborrow

Job title Poole AMH-CMHT - Team Lead

Email address

Telephone number: 01202 605062

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