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Clinical Nurse Specialist, Homeless Care Team

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an existing UHD multidisciplinary team, working on the Poole and Bournemouth sites, but also undertaking outreach to review patients in the community.

The aim of the service is to care for patients accessing UHD services who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who may also have mental health, alcohol and drug misuse issues. The role will also involve the care of patients undergoing treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C across Dorset as part of the Dorset Hepatitis C Elimination Programme. This will involve working with partners in the community and on a mobile clinical van.

The service also aims to enable patients to receive the best care that canbe provided through improving staff education, acute care delivery and pathways to community services.

You will be someone who enjoys the challenges this type of work represents and has a passion for caring for this patient group. Someone who is used to multi-agency, multi-disciplinary working in partnership with many agencies and organizations and is confident to see patients in hospital at the bedside, at the front door, as well as in the community, including seeing patients in their own homes, hostels etc with appropriate support, risk assessments and safeguards in place.

This post requires an active UK NMC Registration

Base Location: Bournemouth

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a nurse with experience of working with this patient group. Our ideal candidate would have experience of working in the community as well as in the secondary care, hospital setting.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have about this at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification

Other requirements specific to the role


  • Flexible working pattern

Personal Attributes


  • Highly motivated.

Interpersonal Skills


  • Organisation and planning skills
  • Ability to prioritise effectively
  • Ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative



  • Developments in care of people experiencing homelessness and patients with liver disease including Hepatitis C initiatives and treatments at national and local levels



  • NMC registered Nurse (RMN/RGN)
  • Recognised teaching qualification


  • 1st level degree or working towards.
  • Non Medical Prescriber



  • Demonstrable experience within relevant specialties

Technical Skills Competencies


  • IT literacy using a range of current and relevant packages
  • Retrieve relevant investigation results
  • Teaching and presentation skills


  • Counselling skills including Motivational Interviewing

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bournemouth Hospital



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