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Community Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a.
Closing date
4 May 2024
Are you reliable, committed and motivated with excellent communication as well as having organisational skills with the ability to prioritise if you are then we want to hear from you!

There is an exciting opportunity to join Dorset HealthCare's Community Mental Health well established team as a Community Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner.

As a Community Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner you will be required to have recent experience of working in a mental health environment with people suffering severe mental health whether this be inpatient, or community based.

In return at Dorset HealthCare we can 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 your career by advancing your own skill set using additional learning opportunities such as NMP, ACP, and psychological therapies etc.

This is a full-time post, 37.5 hours per week, part-time hours considered.

For the role of Community Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner you will need to have a valid driving licence and use of a car, as you will be required to assess and monitor patients in their own homes and within other community settings.

Main duties of the job

The primary role responsibility is being a dedicated mental health professional for a caseload of patients with whom you'll provide person centred targeted support to assist in aiding their holistic recovery. You will be focusing on the severely mentally ill, providing high quality care and treatment in conjunction with other professionals through the Trust's agreed multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment/ care programmes. You will need to be able to apply the philosophies of engagement and recovery in your work with service users.

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.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification



  • Membership of the relevant Professional Body
  • Learning and Assessing in Practice Qualification or equivalent practice assessors training or The Candidate is Willing to complete this course on appointment
  • Evidence of recent professional development in an up to date portfolio


  • Non-Medical Prescriber (if professionally appropriate)



  • Experience at Practitioner Band 5 level
  • Experience of Mental Health specialist working
  • Experience of developing specialist programmes of care


  • Recent previous experience within a comparable role

Knowledge , skills and training


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse

Personal Qualities / Aptitudes


  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing situations

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Bournemouth West CMHT, Hahnemann House

Hahnemann Road



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