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 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 and relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% 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.
To provide a range of custody based interventions to service users in accordance with the agreed Substance Misuse Service model of service delivery.
As a Band 6 Nurse within the Substance Misuse Service the post holder will primarily:
- Carry out comprehensive assessments on individuals as required,
- Provide a range of structured, time limited specialist interventions,
- Be personally accountable for their professional practice and have a legal/professional responsibility to service users, colleagues, employers and self,
- Provide support and expert advice and liaise/engage with partnership agencies, multi-disciplinary teams and the wider community where appropriate including facilitating the transition to community services,
- Provide expert clinical knowledge and strong clinical leadership.
The post holder will also have the ability to provide the following functions as a Non-Medical Prescriber or be willing to work towards this qualification:
- Initiate drug therapy/medication within the parameters of agreed clinical guidelines and in accordance with present legislation for supply and prescribing of medicines,
- Prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national protocols and within sphere of competence,
- Work with service users in order to support compliance with and adherence to prescribed treatments,
- Provide information and advise on prescribed or over the counter medicines, on medication regimes, side-effects and interactions,
- Organise the clinical management of individual clients utilising clinical knowledge and advanced skills to assess, plan, implement and initiate changes where required. This will include monitoring and evaluating the responses to treatment through analysis and interpretation of clinical signs and symptoms.
- Apply appropriate advanced clinical and technological skills in response to the changing needs of the individual and the service delivery model.
If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email ( Email address removed )
Staff who have worked for a continuous six months as at the 31st March and 30th September will be entitled to a recruitment and retention premium payment, totaling up to £4000 per annum (pro-rata for part time employees).
For further details / informal visits contact:
Greg Ward, Service Manager on ( Phone number removed )
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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.
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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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