What working in the Community can offer:

  • Every day is different
  • Varied medical conditions
  • Working as an autonomous practitioner
  • Manage your own diary and caseload
  • Seeing and treating patients in their own home – picking up on their meaningful occupations
  • Multi-disciplinary working
  • Specialist services eg. long covid, respiratory, neuro, health and wellbeing, mental health
  • Potential rotational posts

What do staff like about working in DCHS:

  • There is always someone to ask if you need any help
  • Everyone is approachable, friendly and supportive
  • Staff are more than happy to help with joint visits if needed
  • We can link into specialist services i.e. respiratory, neuro, moving and handling team and safeguarding team
  • Good training opportunities i.e. NCORE
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Wellbeing support.

For further information regarding opportunities and training please contact dchst.temporarystaffing@nhs.net

How we support newly qualified staff:

  • Trust induction
  • Preceptorship and competencies
  • In-house induction – shadowing the team, getting used to System One, learning about all the roles with the service
  • Regular supervision/caseload management
  • CPD opportunities
  • Buddy person
  • Band 5 monthly meetings – protected time
  • Group chats – Microsoft Teams/Whatsapp
  • In-service training.