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Specialist Intermediate Care Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Advanced Practice
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Wallisdown Heights
£30,401 to £37,267 p.a.
19/11/2019 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





Exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Nurse advanced practice post

Dorset HealthCare University Foundation Trust requires an experienced Registered Nurse to work in their Intermediate Care Service based in Bournemouth. The role is one of advanced practice working as part of a multidisciplinary team dealing with acute illness, preventing admission to hospital and also facilitating complex discharges from hospitals.  A high level of skill is required to manage the risk of caring for acutely unwell patients in their own homes and supporting the multi-professional team with understanding nursing needs for this group of patients.

The successful candidate will also be expected to manage staff including professionals not from nursing.

The role is for 37.5 hours per week and includes shift working as the service operates 365 days a year 08.00-20.00.  There is also a need to use your car to visit patients in their own homes.

If you enjoy working in a multi-professional team in a fast paced service, making autonomous decisions about patient care then please apply using the online link. 

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge

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 £250 reward payment for the introduction! Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Joy Ainley, Team Leader on 01202 705533 or email: