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Community Psychiatric Nurse

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a.
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
Are you a Community Psychiatric Nurse looking for a Secondment opportunity to work within the West Dorset Community?

Dorchester Community Mental Health Team are able to offer an exciting Secondment opportunity for a Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse / Registered MH Professional.

The post holder will work as part of an established integrated multi-disciplinary team, this team is made up of a Psychiatrist, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Nurses and Support Time Recovery Workers with further support of Admin, Social Workers and Psychologists.

Main duties of the job

The role responsibilities will include being a dedicated Care Coordinator for a caseload of patients whom you will provide a variety of treatment options for, being a rostered Duty Worker receiving, screening and processing referrals, undertaking regular assessments and providing telephone support to service users within the service.

If you are looking for a challenging, varied and rewarding job this could be the post for you and we would welcome you to come and meet us and apply.

We are looking for someone who is reliable, committed, dynamic, and a motivated professional with excellent communication, organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work.

The team is based in Dorchester and covers parts of rural Dorset and the post holder will need to have a valid driving licence and use of a car as they will be required to assess and monitor patients in their own homes and within other community 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.

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 to access the support.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Training


  • Registered Mental Nurse
  • o Current registration with the NMC


  • Further evidence of continuous professional development and training
  • Brief therapy/ CBT/ DBT

Job Specific Experience


  • Demonstrable experience at Band 5 or above in a community setting
  • Able to assess and manage risk within the context of a CMHT


  • Knowledge and experience of modern mental health services social inclusion, recovery, service user involvement, carer support



  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent team working and communication


  • Good Organisational and time management skills



  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English to enable the post holder to carry out the role effectively
  • The ability to use IT systems to undertake Care CoOrdinator duties, and/or a willingness to learn.


  • Understanding of current RIO system

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust



30 Maiden Castle Road



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