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Community Mental Health Nurse, Band 6

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 - £39,027 p.a.
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a Registered Mental Health Professional looking for an opportunity to work within the West Dorset Community?

Dorchester Community Mental Health Team are able to offer exciting opportunities for either a Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse / Registered MH Professional or newly qualified staff at Band 5 with a view to gaining training, experience and support over a set period and with the opportunity to move into a band 6 post on successful completion.

The post holders will work as part of an established integrated multi-disciplinary team, this team is made up of a Psychiatrist, Nurse Prescriber, Nurses, Social Workers and Support Time Recovery Workers with further support of Admin and Psychologists.

The role responsibilities will include being a dedicated Care Co-ordinator for a caseload of patients whom you will provide a variety of treatment options for, being a rostered Duty Worker receiving, screening and processing referrals, undertaking regular assessments and providing telephone support to service users within the service.

If you are looking for a challenging, varied and rewarding job this could be the post for you and we would welcome you to come and meet us and apply.

We are looking for someone who is reliable, committed, dynamic, and a motivated professional with excellent communication, organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work.

Having experience of working in a community mental health environment would be useful, but not essential, you will need to be able to apply the philosophies of engagement and recovery within your work with service users.

A good level of IT literacy is an essential requirement.

The team is based in Dorchester and covers parts of rural Dorset and the post holder 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.

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:

Lisa Marrow, Joint Team Leader

Email address:

Telephone number: 01305 214500

Chris Bates / Gary Cure on 01305 214500 if you would like to discuss the post or to arrange informal visit to our service.

We look forward to hearing from interested candidates.

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