Dorset HealthCare University
|Post Name||Community Mental Health Nurse|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Work Hours||8 Hours|
|Salary||GBP 32306 To GBP 39027 Per Year|
|Location||Christchurch, England, United Kingdom BH23 1AB|
At Dorset Healthcare our aim is to be an innovative and responsive provider, delivering high-quality integrated care to make a positive difference to the health, well-being, and independence of the people that we support in the Christchurch & Southbourne locality.
Within the Christchurch & Southbourne Community Mental Health Team, an opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 RMHN or Mental Health Practitioner to work five days per week. This post is initially fixed for 12 months. The post holder will work as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team.
The team is made up of Psychiatrists, Nurses, Psychologists, Employment Specialists, Physical Health workers, Social Workers, Admin, and Support Time Recovery workers. This is primarily a care-coordination role, where you will be responsible for supporting patients on their journey of recovery.
You will be a committed, dynamic, motivated professional with excellent communication, organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize your work. You should have recent experience working in a mental health environment and be able to apply the philosophies of engagement and recovery in your work with service users.
As a key member of the team, you will find the experience challenging, but rewarding and varied within the well-established and supportive team in Christchurch & Southbourne CMHT. We encourage you to contact us to arrange an informal visit, come and meet the team and ask us any questions about the role.
To provide a comprehensive accessible and responsive mental health service to Adults and their families within a defined locality. To support the team and locality leader in the implementation of the DHUFT Mental Health Strategy. To continually develop clinical, team, and service evaluation and delivery of service.
To contribute to effective multi-disciplinary working within the Community Mental Health Service and to build up effective liaisons with community, primary, other secondary, and tertiary services and agencies within the locality to provide holistic care packages based on individual needs and service development.
The team is based close to Christchurch Hospital and BCP Council Locality Office; the post holder will need to have the ability to travel by car as they will be required to assess and monitor patients in their own homes and within other communities’ settings.
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.