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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
18 Jul 2024
The District Nursing team in Weymouth and Portland are looking for a Band 5 Community Staff Nurse to join their friendly team. Applicants can be newly qualified, or experienced, as full training, and support will be offered. We are looking for dynamic, motivated individuals who wish to provide high standards of nursing care to people in their own homes.

This is a full time post but part time hours are also available. The post holder may be required towork flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

The successful individual must be able to drive and have access to a car.

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

The role includes, wound care, palliative care, IV drug administration, medication/ injection administration, diabetes management and many other diverse skills.

We have a part time vacancy available. There will be an expectation for the successful candidates to work weekends, late shifts and bank holidays pro rata. Our late shift covers until 8pm.

With excellent links to local universities, the training and development we are able to offer is first class, allowing rapid upskilling and support with new skills. Newly qualified staff will have access to a preceptorship program and a specific clinical upskilling program to support their transition from student to RGN.

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

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 practitioner to degree/diploma level
  • Membership of the relevant Professional Body
  • Learning and Assessing in Practice Qualification or equivalent practice assessors training
  • Evidence of recent professional development in an up to date portfolio
  • Knowledge and understanding of Trust Strategy relevant to role

Job Specific Experience


  • Supervised experience gained during clinical placements
  • Ability to mentor students / supervise other junior staff
  • Experience of contributing to the management of change
  • 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


  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and mentoring to junior staff

Personal Attributes


  • 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.
  • Able to analyse and assess situations and to interpret potentially conflicting situations and determine appropriate action, where there is a range of options and judgement is required.
  • 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
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation relevant to practice
  • Willingness to advance own clinical knowledge, skill and competence based on current evidence

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust






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