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Lead Nurse (Mental Health, Older People)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
16 Jun 2023
Cubley Court is an assessment unit which provides assessment and treatment for people with organic illness whose presentation cannot be safely managed within a community environment.

The team is motivated and forward-thinking. The focus of the ward is to deliver high quality assessment and treatment with an emphasis on discharge.

We take pride in providing specialist care to our patients and we are recognised for our care and treatment we provide.

The Quality Care Commission has rated our services as good.

This would be a unique opportunity for anyone who has the skills and experience to be part of a leadership team in implementing and evaluating the delivery of a High Quality/Innovative service.

In addition to clinical leadership, there is an operational management component to the role with responsibility for supporting the senior nurse in the management of the ward budget, sickness management, training and staff development.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated band 6 Lead Nurse, who has an interest in providing care to adults with Dementia within an acute inpatient service.

You will embrace the delivery of best practice guidelines for Dementia Care.

You will work within a supportive, multi-disciplinary team, including Consultant Psychiatrist, Head of Nursing, Matron, Senior Nurse, OTs and other Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Assistants and Recreation Activity Co-ordinators, to provide high quality care.

Main duties of the job

  • Providing strong clinical leadership, ensuring evidence-based practice is delivered to improve the quality of and shape responsive services
  • Monitoring and ensure maintenance of standards of care that support safe high quality practice throughout the twenty-four hour period
  • Supporting junior colleagues within the multi-disciplinary process
  • Supervising, and promoting staff development

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
  • Ensure a high clinical profile that includes the provision of direct nursing care, with a global overview of all care packages and clinical activity within a defined area
  • Provide strong clinical leadership and support to junior colleagues
  • Provide regular clinical supervision for junior colleagues in line with Trust policy.
  • Facilitate junior colleagues to deliver high quality assessment / formulation / person-centred care planning / risk assessment and management is firmly embedded within clinical practice and in line with best practice evidence
  • Exercise professional accountability and responsibility, taking into account the actions of other professional who are responsible/accountable to you
  • Act as a role model and as a senior clinician to promote high standards of professionalism representing both the Trust and the profession in the exercise of their duties

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse - RNMH or RNLD
  • Educated to Diploma Level (ie Dip HE Nursing) or evidence of post qualification education/training


  • Previous, recent, relevant experience

Leadership Skills


  • Demonstrate leadership skills such as motivation, facilitation, mentorship, etc Demonstrate up to date evidence based


  • Evidence of being able to work independently



  • Evidence of up-to-date Personal Development Plan, Professional Portfolio


  • Assessor/supervisor training/supervision training

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Kingsway Hospital

Kingsway Hospital


DE22 3LZ

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