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Community Staff Nurse

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata for part time
Closing date
29 May 2024
We have a 30 hour Vacancy in the Blandford team. Work as a registered nurse as and when required with community nursing teams, providing evidence based, high quality, holistic nursing care for patients in their own homes.

Carrying out nursing assessments, treatment and care and liaising with other agencies as appropriate.

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

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

To provide a high quality person centred approach to care delivery which always considers people's safety, privacy and dignity.

To undertake assessment of patients / service users care needs, and develop programmes of care as part of the wider multi-disciplinary care team.

To provide advice to patients/ service users and carers regarding their care. To plan, implement and review health improvement programmes in a range of settings.

To provide supervision, mentorship, and clinical support to students and junior staff in the team.

assess, plan, deliver and evaluate nursing care for patients to meet their specific needs.

To assess the needs of patients in a variety of settings and formulate a plan of care. This may involve liaison with carers, other health professionals, GP's, consultants, hospital nurses, social workers, hospice staff, and specialist nurses, voluntary and statutory workers.

To provide evidence based nursing care to a defined patient caseload with the support of the District Nurse.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of theirlives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a widerange of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or verygood 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 urbanlocations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots ofways 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 testamentto our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe inequal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, whereeveryone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be thebest version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, andteach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better everyday 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

Person Specification



  • Registered practitioner to degree/diploma level
  • Membership of the relevant Professional Body
  • Evidence of recent professional development in an up to date portfolio



  • Supervised experience gained during clinical placements
  • Demonstrable knowledge of assessment and therapeutic interventions in area of practice
  • Experience of developing programmes of care for an individual or groups of patients/clients and of providing advice
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload effectively


  • Recent previous experience within a comparable role



  • Experience of demonstrating duties to junior staff



  • Able to evaluate data and produce reports using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experience of using electronic patient / service user record systems



  • Evidence of demonstrating the Trust's values and behaviours.
  • Able to communicate effectively at different levels of the organisation and with staff, patient/service users, visitors or external organisations both verbally and in writing in the exchange of complex, sensitive or contentious information which may require the use of negotiating and/or persuasive skills.
  • Able to overcome barriers to understanding where there are physical or mental disabilities.
  • Experience of planning and organising ongoing activities, e.g. organise own time and that of junior staff and learners,
  • Ability to use own initiative within sphere of authority

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust



Whitecliffe Surgery Blandford


DT11 7BH

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