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Registered Mental Health Nurse (Older People's Community Care)

We have a fabulous opportunity for 2 CPNs to join the busy and dynamic Derby City OA CMHT on either secondment or as a fixed term contract.

We are looking for a clinician who has a specific interest and passion for the care of older adults.

The team provides assessment, treatment and care for patients who experience organic and/or functional illnesses, as well as support to their carers.

Main duties of the job

The role of a CPN can be challenging and varied with the management of a caseload, which will include patients with both functional and organic diagnosis.

You are likely to support patients by administering depots, monitoring medications, providing support from various psychological approaches, and supporting people to access services or support in the community.

The role also involves attending CST meetings within local GP surgeries, MDT meetings, supporting students and nursing assistants, as well as the wider team.

The wider team is very supportive and nurturing, and there will be opportunity to shadow nurses and OTs in their daily duties in order to expand your knowledge and skills - for example, shadowing duty or an initial assessment.

The successful candidate will need excellent communication skills, the ability to complete safety assessments, be able to produce person-centred care plans and work within the CPA framework.

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.

Derby City OA CMHT is a friendly and dynamic team of experienced staff.

The successful candidate will receive clinical and management supervision on a regular basis, and will be supported to develop personally and professionally.
  • Carrying a caseload
  • Working with service users with a functional/ organic illness and formulating care plans in the diverse area on Derby City
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Support medication initiation, titration and reduction
  • Be passionate about working with older adults

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing or equivalent experience
  • Membership of a Nursing Professional Body


  • ENB 998/Mentoring in Practice



  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Ability to build effective working relationships internally and externally to the organisation
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good planning, organising and decision- making skills
  • Computer literate

Knowledge and Experience


  • Demonstrable understanding of Mental Health disorders and treatment models
  • Demonstrable knowledge of legislation relevant to Mental Health
  • Working knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach) where appropriate
  • Awareness of Nursing assessments and interventions and outcome measures, relevant to client group
  • Evidence of service receiver and carer involvement activity
  • Commitment to client recovery and person-centred practice
  • Understanding of Nursing Professional Code of Conduct, revalidation and core skills, and their application in practice
  • Experience of clinical supervision
  • Awareness of professional and ethical issues
  • Awareness of Clinical Governance


  • Post-graduate training relevant to specialist area
  • Experience of working with people who have severe and enduring needs
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Experience of audit, research and clinical governance procedures and their application in practice
  • Knowledge and application of theoretical models of practice



  • Respectful and Build Trust
  • Compassionate
  • Be responsive, listen and positive
  • Dignity
  • Value and support other people
  • Engage and Encourage
  • Value Learning and Innovation

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Andrew's House

201 London Road



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