Community Night Nursing Staff Nurse | Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 27-Feb-23

Closing Date: 29-Mar-23

Location: Ferndown, BH24 2RR

Salary: Not specified

Community Night Nursing Staff Nurse | Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset HealthCare are looking for a qualified nurse to join our Integrated Urgent Care Service as part of our supportive Community Night Nursing team!

As part of our Community Night Nursing team, you as a nurse will be delivering skilled autonomous nursing care to patients within their own home and will gain an understanding of primary care including the management of long-term conditions. This is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your range of skills and knowledge in managing the nursing care of people in their own home or within local clinics.

As part of your community nurse role, you will be working in pairings with an HCA so you are always part of a supportive and collaborative unit. Our service comes equipped with three lease cars which are used during shift covering the whole of Dorset, driving is share in your pairing. The vehicles are stocked with essential nursing equipment, which may be required when visiting including catheters, wound dressings, palliative care stock.

This community nurse post is a full-time post of three nights per week 20:00 – 08:00 on a rota basis and one admin shift of 18:00 – 00:00 every other week where you will answer phone-calls and triage patients before we visit. We can be flexible and would consider condensed hours. Support training is given on this aspect of the job to ensure confidence and competence. There are always other Clinicians in the hub to gain support and advice from.

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Dorset HealthCare is all about progress and innovation and ensuring we achieve the best possible patient care and health and wellbeing outcomes for all our communities.

We are looking for individuals with excellent communication skills, who pride themselves in the quality of care they provide to patients to work within our District Nursing teams. Currently we have a vacancy to join our team providing essential care to the residents of Dorset.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We’re all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

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 £500 reward payment for the introduction! Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £10,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email

This advert closes on Monday 13 Mar 2023