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Community Staff Nurse Band 5

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£17,044 to £20,748 a year pa
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
We are currently seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, Community Staff Nurse to come and join our vibrant and innovative North Bournemouth Frailty Team (NBAT) to support the health of our community in Bournemouth North PCN.

This is a part-time permanent post of 22.30 hours per week. The post holder may be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

As a community staff nurse you will be providing nursing care to patient in their own home. We provide a wide and varied level of care to patient in their home. This means we have highly skilled workforce successful candidates will be supported with upskilling and training.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

Main duties of the job

As a community staff nurse you will provide a high-quality person-centred approach to care delivery which always considers people's safety, privacy, and dignity.

As a member of the multi-disciplinary team you will be participating in yearly reviews for housebound patients with long-term chronic conditions QOF.

Undertake assessment of patients / service users care needs and develop programmes of care as part of the wider multi-disciplinary care team and signposting to other services/voluntary sector as appropriate.

Assess individuals needs using tools such as frailty, 6CIT and pressure ulcer risk assessments and other DHUFT tools.

Clinical skill to include bloods, ECG, participate in vaccination programme for older patients and any other clinical skills within your limitations.

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.

Promote difficult conversations in terms of future care needs, such as Advanced care planning.

To ensure timely data entry of visit onto system one.

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

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

Person Specification



  • Registered practitioner to degree/diploma level



  • Supervised experience gained during clinical placements
  • Demonstrable knowledge of assessment and therapeutic interventions in area of practice


  • Recent previous experience within a comparable role
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and mentoring to junior staff

Use of resources


  • Able to effectively manage available resources in the pursuit of quality service provision ensuring a safe environment

Personal Qualities


  • 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.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


West Howe Clinic

Cunningham Crescent


BH11 8DN

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