Community Mental Health Nurse

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£26,964 to £32,470 a year p.a.
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
A rare opportunity has arisen in the Bournemouth Older Persons CMHT for someone who is motivated, enthusiastic and committed to working in a recovery focussed approach. The team works with a diverse group of services users who experience challenging mental health issues and alongside social care colleagues in providing a person focussed manner.

Main duties of the job

To be personally responsible and professionally accountable for a caseload of older adults in the community with severe mental illness who have multiple and complex needs.

Work alongside colleagues as part of a cohesive team in assessing people in community settings, delivering care plans, undertaking risk assessments and to provide high quality care and treatment in conjunction with other professionals through the Trust's agreed multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment/care programmes.

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
  • Current NMC registration
Job specific experience Essential
  • Demonstrable post registration experience of working with older age mentally ill and/or people with Dementia.
  • Experience of ICPA and Risk Assessment and Management.
Managerial/Supervisory experiance Essential
  • Experiencing providing clinical and managerial supervision to junior staff.
Personal qualities/attributes Essential
  • Basic IT skills, normally obtained through practice or practical training

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