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Staff Nurse (RMN, RGN or RNLD)

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a.
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

At Dorset Healthcare we pride ourselves on the Dementia Health services we provide to our patients and their families. Older People's Organic Mental Health inpatient Services in Poole, Dorset are recruiting Registered Nurses (RMN, RGN or RNLD) for St Brelades Ward to continue the quality care we offer to our patients.

St Brelades Ward is a 17 bed assessment and treatment ward, which provides specialist care for a person with a Dementia and Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).

We are recruiting nurses who have strong leadership skills and experience of working with individuals with a dementia both, in physical and mental health settings. A good working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act is required, alongside excellent clinical skills.

We are looking for individuals who are motivated to make a real difference in dementia health. Passion and compassion are essential personal qualities for this role, along with excellent team-working, communication and assessment skills.

Successful applicants will be required to work shifts that include:

Early - 7.00 - 15.00 (with 30 minutes unpaid break)

Late - 15.00 - 21.00 (with 30 minutes unpaid break)

Nights - 20.30 - 07.30 (with 60 minutes unpaid break)

A comprehensive and structured induction programme upon commencing employment.

Applications from candidates that require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are unfortunately ineligible to apply for this position.

Main duties of the job

Assessment and Treatment of individuals with a Dementia.

Risk assessment and person centred care planning.

Leadership of shifts and acting as the nurse in charge in the absence of band 6 or above.

Providing clinical care to patients.

Liaison with carers and family.

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.

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.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with NMC
  • Recent Experience of working with Older People
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability for PMVA, CPR
  • MHA knowledge
  • MCA Knowledge
  • Ability to supervise junior staff
  • Good team working

Job Specfic


  • Understanding medication management

Job Specfic


  • Working Knowlege of the NMC Code



  • Basic IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


St Brelades Ward, Alderney Hospital

Ringwood Road


BH12 4NB

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