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Community Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year p.a pro rata for part time
Closing date
16 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you reliable, committed and motivated with excellent communication as well as having organisational skills with the ability to prioritise if you are then we want to hear from you!

There is an exciting opportunity to join Dorset HealthCare's Community Mental Health well established team as a Community Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner.

As a Community Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner you will be required to have recent experience of working in a mental health environment with people suffering severe mental health whether this be inpatient, or community based.

In return at Dorset HealthCare we can offer you comprehensive structured management supervision, management you can approach any time and peer support which is second to none. In addition to this we are also happy to support you in your career by advancing your own skill set using additional learning opportunities such as NMP, ACP, and psychological therapies etc.

This is a full-time post, 37.5 hours per week, part-time hours considered.

For the role of Community Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner you will need to have a valid driving licence and use of a car, as you will be required to assess and monitor patients in their own homes and within other community settings.

Main duties of the job

The primary role responsibility is being a dedicated Care Coordinator for a caseload of patients with whom you'll provide person centred targeted support to assist in aiding their holistic recovery. You will be focusing on enabling service users to manage their severe and enduring mental health conditions and recover from them. You will provide high quality care and treatment in conjunction with other professionals through the Trust's agreed multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment/ care programmes. You will need to be able to apply the philosophies of engagement and recovery in your work with service users.

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

Recommend a friend or family member and earn cash!Do you have a friend or family member you would recommend to join us? Or do you know someone who wants to return to practice in the NHS? If the person you refer is appointed by the Trust and completes their probationary period you will receive £500 reward payment for the introduction! Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!

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.

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.

Person Specification Knowledge, skills and training Essential
  • RMN, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker
  • Current NMC/HCPC or equivalent registration
  • Understanding of child protection and vulnerable adult issues
  • Working knowledge of NMC/HCPC Code of Professional Conduct or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Capacity Act
  • Experience of working in the community
Job specific experience Essential
  • Ability to undertake clinical Risk Assessments and Management
  • Experience at Band 5/6 of working within a Community Mental Health Team
Information Technology Essential
  • Basic IT skills, normally obtained through practice or practical training
Personal qualities Essential
  • Use of initiative under minimal supervision and ability to work independently
  • Ability to interact with clients in crisis or distress and empathy with vulnerable people
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a positive outlook
  • Sound understanding of concept and ability to deliver recovery based approach to patient care

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