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.
Do you want to be part of a forward thinking, dynamic, family friendly, innovative team? If the answer is yes, we have the job for you.
Within Purbeck Community Mental Health Team, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse working four days per week. The post holder will work as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team. The team is made up of Psychiatrists, Nurses, Social Workers, Admin and Support Time Recovery Worker. The role involves care-coordination and duty work.
You will be a committed, dynamic, motivated professional with excellent communication, organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your work. You should have recent experience of working in a mental health environment; you will be able to apply the philosophies of engagement and recovery in your work with service users. A basic level of IT literacy is an essential requirement.
As a key member of the team you will find the experience challenging, rewarding and varied.
The team is based within the East Dorset Locality; the post holder will need to have the ability to travel by car, within the beautiful Purbecks, as they will be required to assess and monitor patients in their own homes and within other community settings.
Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 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.
Please be advised that the proposed start date for this post is September 2019.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Louise Welsh, Team Leader on 01929 557735
For more information and to apply online, please click here.