At Dorset Healthcare we pride ourselves on the Dementia Health services we provide to our patients and their families.
Older People's Mental Health Services in Poole, Dorset are expanding their team of specialist nurses to continue the quality care we offer to our patients and to be an integral part of the developments in Dementia Health.
Based with in-patient services the posts are open to rotation with our community services, allowing the post-holders to gain valuable experience and skills across the whole field of Dementia Health.
If you are interested in working in one of the most beautiful parts of the country we offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000 – for further details about re-location please email email@example.com.
Our award-wining innovative community services are well-resourced and developing in line with the National Dementia Strategy.
Community services such as the Intermediate Care Service for Dementia and In-Reach Team support all the Organic In-Patient wards, Community Hospitals and residential (nursing and care) homes across the county. In-Patient Ward services operate as Practice Development Units and are also supported by the Kings Fund and Health Education Wessex initiatives.
The services have strong links with local Universities and are involved in the improvement of their portfolios of care across all the teams.
We are looking for people who are motivated to make a real difference in dementia health. Passion and compassion are essential personal qualities for these roles, along with excellent team-working, communication and assessment skills.
In return we can also offer you:
• Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
• An excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and the chance to further your career in a nurse led environment.
• You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme and training.
• Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working.
• NHS pension scheme
• Holiday Pay
• NHS discount and salary sacrifice scheme.
• Not forgetting our unique selling point – our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline.
Employment in this post requires a 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. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service or are able to present a valid portable DBS certificate will not incur a charge.
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.
Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 14 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. Some of our services are rated outstanding by the CQC, and we constantly strive to improve in all aspects of our work.
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.
Staff are also regularly consulted to help shape improvements or changes to the way the Trust is run, and their outstanding work is recognised through our Heroes awards scheme.
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.
is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.
is to inspire patients, partners, local people and professionals alike by achieving excellent clinical outcomes and experiences, by supporting people with compassion and kindness, and by being experts in our roles.
How we do things around here is just as important as what we do and what we achieve. Our behaviours provide a guide to bringing our vision to life, and help everyone think about how they approach their work and other people. The behaviours below, have been identified by those within and external to Dorset HealthCare as being the most important, and are behaviours we hope everyone will experience at Dorset HealthCare.
Reliable and Trustworthy
Be part of an organisation leading the way to challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Before applying for this post, please refer to the ‘Information for applicants’ for further guidance on the recruitment process.
It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for this vacancy as soon as possible.
Please note that all communication will be electronic so please check your email account regularly.
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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