Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00
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Staff Nurse RMN or RGN

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health Inpatient
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 per week
Job ref
152-M472.19
Site
Forston Clinic
Town
Dorchester
Salary
£24,214 to £30,112 p.a.
Closing
Today at 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)

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This position would be suitable for someone who is either a:

 - Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)

or

 - Registered General Nurse (RGN) with experience working within mental health

Waterston unit, based at Forston clinic near Dorchester is in a beautiful location, and we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated registered nurse.

Waterston Unit is an adult, Acute Admissions, Mental Health, mixed sex ward, with a total of 18 beds. We provide a high quality of care and treatment for people who have psychiatric, social, psychological and emotional health needs and are in an acute crisis phase of their illness. The purpose of the ward is to offer comprehensive assessments and treatment enabling Service Users to have shorter stays in hospital and to develop clear plans of care.

The ward team are highly motivated and have a track record of implementing recovery-based care, with an emphasis on therapeutic and diverse interventions. We work closely as a multi-disciplinary team and value learning. We work well together as a team and are able to offer a high level of support .

This is a great opportunity to join an established team, who work well together to develop a high quality service. We have regular teaching, supervision and a shared vison and action plan for the service. We would welcome applicants both with experience and newly qualified.

The Trust runs excellent development courses, which you can attend to learn and hone your skills. Your continuous professional development will be planned and tailored to your needs together with support to achieve the personal goals set via annual appraisal and you will receive regular clinical and management supervision.

We would welcome applications from newly qualified nurses and we provide a very comprehensive and fully supported Preceptorship Programme for newly qualified healthcare professionals.

Other key skills are;

  • Valid NMC Pin is essential and a good working knowledge of CQC standards;
  • An effective communicator with the ability to engage with our service users to understand their needs to provide excellent services of care;
  • The ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with external care professionals and families to be customer focused and to continually develop the services we provide;
  • Promote ownership of care programmes by fully involving service users and their families in developing, agreeing and evaluating care programmes;
  • Fulfil professional and legal responsibilities with respect to the safe storage handling and administration of medicines;
  • This post requires that you work a shift rotation including nights. 

You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course; if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working in the post.

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. 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.

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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

Mike Comfort, Ward Manager on 01305 36 1392