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Staff Nurse (RMN)

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£22,725 to £27,664 a year p.a.
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity? Do you want to be part of the Rehab Inpatient Team and help shape the future of the Mental Health Rehabilitation Services in Dorset

Ward based in Glendinning Unit in Dorchester.

Nationally it has been recognised that rehabilitation is an area that has often been overlooked for investment and modernisation. We are proud to say the Trust in conjunction with our local Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group have recently completed a review of our Rehabilitation Services in Dorset and secured significant additional funding to redevelop and expand the services that we provide. This includes a brand new dedicated pan Dorset Community based Rehabilitation Team.

The Rehab Service supports people who have chronic and disabling mental health problems that may be treatment resistant and who have previously spent long periods in hospital.

This will be a flagship service enabling Dorset HealthCare to become one of the best rehabilitation services across the country.

Glendinning Unit is a mixed gender 9 bedded unit based at Maiden Castle in Dorchester close to the town centre.

The inpatient teams work closely with our newly established Community Rehab Teams to provide a seamless transition from inpatient into the community, ensuring the patient is supported on this stage of their recovery journey.

Our vision is to provide a service that is fully integrated with the local community and the resources it can provide.

Main duties of the job

All post holders will work as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team that includes Mental Health Nurses, Mental Health Support Workers, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants / STR Workers, Psychologists, Psychology Assistants, Admin Assistants, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Medical Staffing.

The patients also have access to Employment Specialists, Social Workers and Care Managers working within our wider rehab service.

This is a 10 month secondment opportunity, part-time post of 30 hours per week working a 24 /7 shift pattern.

The Staff Nurse post will require staff to have a professional qualification and registration with a recognised UK governing body - please see job description and person specification for further information

If you want to be part of this dynamic, forward thinking service, we would be keen to hear from you.

You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working in the post

This is a fixed term role and for those with current NHS service, the role will be offered on a secondment basis only. Please obtain permission to be released on a secondment before submitting an application.

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

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 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 Trustto 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.

We would welcome applications from newly qualified *nurses/occupational therapists/ physiotherapists and we provide a very comprehensive and fully supported Preceptorship Programme for newly qualified healthcare professionals.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset, we also offer a generous relocation package of up to �5,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email

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

Person Specification

Knowledge, skills and training


  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Preceptorship or working towards it
  • Ability to take charge of a ward/case load regularly
  • Ability to supervise other staff
  • Supervised experience gained during clinical placements
  • Ability to mentor students

Information Technology


  • Basic IT skills, normally obtained through practice or practical training

Personal Qualities/Attributes


  • Ability to work with minimum supervision / unsupervised
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to use initiative / Able to positively influence others

Additional requirements


  • Ability to meet contractual requirements and participate in 24 hour care
  • A level of fitness and ability to participate and complete PMVA, Breakaway training and Manual Handling (practice and theory).
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English to a standard which enables the post holder to carry out the full range of duties and responsibilities of the role effectively.
  • Subject to the provisions of the Equality Act, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Glendinning Unit

30 Maiden Castle Road



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