Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 12 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people. Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.
Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress. We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users.
As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.
Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs.
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and organised person to join our locality team as one of our Health and Social Care Coordinators. The role is pivotal to bring services together in order to provide seamless care for frail and vulnerable individuals living in Purbeck. You will work alongside both health and social care teams in inpatient and community settings.
The successful applicant will need to have excellent organisation skills and be a tenacious and skilled communicator. You would need to have previous experience in a health or social care environment and have excellent administrative skills to co-ordinate communications and meetings between primary care, community services and hospitals (across both physical and mental health services), local authority, acute trusts and voluntary services. You will work alongside teams connected to the care of the individual patient to proactively support effective communication and transfer of information to provide high quality, integrated care. There is a possibility for the post to involve appraisal of junior staff depending on candidate experience.
This is a full time post with the expectancy to work flexibly across 7 days to cover the service.
Employment in this post requires a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £26 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.
Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Jackie Lidgard, Purbeck Integrated Community Rehabilitation Team Leader, or Karen Hornsby, Deputy Team Leader on 01929 408073.
For more information and to apply online, please click here.