In-Reach and Home Treatment Nurse (Older People)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023
We have a fabulous opportunity for a Band 5 Nurse, to join the Older Adult In-Reach and Home Treatment Team.

The primary goal of the service is to support people within their own homes, who are experiencing a breakdown of their mental health and to prevent admissions to hospital where appropriate.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Be clinically responsible for supporting the delivery of a flexible, responsive local service within the community.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, key partners and those within the local community to develop services to meet the mental health needs of the community.
  • Employ a wide range of skills, building on and developing their expertise and actively seeking advice and collaboration with issues which may not be readily within their sphere of competence.
  • Be professionally and legally accountable under the NMC code of professional practice.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the Trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

We cover Derby City and the the surrounding areas of Derbyshire.

There is an expectation that as a Lead Nurse, you will be able to make complex decisions, lead a shift, cover duty and formulate detailed assessments and person-centred care plans to assist in the prevention of hospital admissions where appropriate.

Experience of working with older adults with a functional, mental health illness is essential.

The successful applicant will work within a supportive MDT and have close links with the Community Mental Health Teams, GPs and social care.

We are also co-located with our established, Dementia Rapid Response Team.

Professional development and further learning is encouraged and you will receive robust clinical and managerial supervision, along with wider support and training in-house within the team.

You will also be expected to provide supervision to team members and mentor students.

The team works a shift pattern covering, 7 days a week, 9.00am-5.00pm this includes Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays on a rota basis.

The team covers 365 days a year, the ability to work shifts is essential.

Person Specification



  • Recent and relevant post-registration experience within Older People's MH or equivalent
  • Mentorship/SSSA trained



  • Knowledge of functional illness
  • Community experience
  • Understanding of risk


  • Good IT skills/knowledge of computer systems

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Kingsway Hospital

Albany House, Kingsway


DE22 3LZ

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