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Community Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a.
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
Within the Bournemouth East Integrated Community Mental Health Team a full time position has arisen for Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse/Mental Health Practitioner working on a full time basis (37.5hrs per week).

The successful candidate will work as part of an integrated team made up of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nurses, Mental Health Practitioners, Social Workers, Support Time Recovery Workers, Employment Specialists, Physical Health Support Workers & Administration.

This is primarily a care coordination role, where you will be responsible for overseeing the recovery and care of a defined caseloads of patients under the guidance of the Team Leader and Responsible Clinician.

As a key member of the team, you will find the experience challenging, but rewarding and varied within the well-established and supportive team, where we have strong values about working in a patient centred manner, where their recovery and wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do. You can expect close working peer support and regular supervision to enable you to feel safe in your practice whilst further developing your skills.

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

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be a committed, dynamic, motivated professional with excellent communication, organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your work. You should have recent experience of working in a mental health environment and be able to apply the philosophies of engagement and recovery in your work with patients and their families.

We encourage you to contact us to arrange an informal visit, come and meet the team and ask us any questions about the role.

To provide a comprehensive accessible and responsive mental health service to Adults and their families within a defined locality.

To support the team and the Service Manager in implementation of the Dorset Healthcare Mental Health Strategy.

To continually develop clinical, team and service evaluation and delivery of service.

To contribute to effective multi-disciplinary working within the community mental health service and to build up effective liaison with community, primary, and other secondary and tertiary services/agencies within the locality to provide holistic care based on the individual's need and service development.

The team is based in Boscombe and the post holder will need to have the ability to travel by car, with business insurance, as they will be required to assess and monitor patients in their own homes and within other community or inpatient settings.

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.

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 contact

Person Specification

Knowledge, skills and training


  • Registered RMN or suitable alternative qualification (Social Work/Occupational Therapist)
  • Evidence of ongoing continuous professional development

Job Specific


  • Demonstrates ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Demonstrates evidence of risk assessment and risk management skills in current role
  • Demonstrates the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines organise work of self and others supervising, teaching and assessing self-motivated with the ability to motivate others effective resource management
  • Demonstrates the skills to managing complex cases through application
  • Evidence of experience of effective multi-disciplinary working.


  • Awareness of Primary Care/Steps to Wellbeing/We Are With You.
  • Able to organise and co-ordinate services during the absence of more senior staff.
  • Applies current research and theory into practice.
  • Extensive post graduate experience in working in community mental health or similar setting

Additional requirements


  • Demonstrable skills in written English, adequate to enable the post holder to carry out the role effectively

Business travel


  • Subject to the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Bournemouth East Integrated CMHT

Kings Park Community Hospital, Gloucester Road



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