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Staff Nurse

Employer
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Dorchester
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a.
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our Team. You will be able to demonstrate a passion to work in a collaborative, recovery focused, least restrictive way with patients and bring an innovative mind to the Team. You will demonstrate high levels of motivation in the delivery of high standards of care.

You will be able to work well as an integral part of a Team but also as an autonomous practitioner. You will be able to demonstrate good leadership qualities and excellent communication skills when engaging with other Teams. We would welcome applicants with all levels of experience to apply.

The Multi-disciplinary team on the Ward provides treatment and care for a wide range of mental health illnesses which include Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety and Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder.

The aim of all staff is to provide a high quality of care and treatment for patients who have physical, social, psychological and emotional health needs and enable them to return home with support from the Home Treatment Team and / or their Community Mental Health Team.

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

Main duties of the job

Waterston Unit is a mixed sex ward, with a total of 18 beds providing a high quality of care and treatment for patients who have physical, social, psychological and emotional health needs.

The purpose of the ward is to offer comprehensive assessments and treatment enabling Service Users to have shorter stays in hospital and to develop clear plans of care.

The ward team are highly motivated and have a track record of implementing recovery-based care, with an emphasis on therapeutic and diverse interventions.

We work closely as a multi-disciplinary team and value learning, having regular teaching and supervision with a shared vision and action plan for the service.

As a staff nurse in the team you will be involved in providing the assessments, monitoring and implementation of recovery based care.

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.

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 dhc.wideningparticipation@nhs.net to access the support.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to �10,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email dhc.careers@nhs.net

Person Specification

Knowledge, skills and training

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Preceptorship or working towards it


Job specific experience

Essential

  • Ability to supervise other staff


Managerial/supervisory experience

Essential

  • Supervised experience gained during clinical placements


Personal qualities/attributes

Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner


Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Forston Clinic

Waterston Ward, Forston Clinic, Herrison Road, Charlton Down, Dorchester, DT2 9TB

Dorchester

DT2 9TB

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