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Registered Community Mental Health Nurse (Older People)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024
Calling all Newly-Qualified, Registered Mental Health Nurses orNurses who would like a new challenge
Have you considered a challenging but rewarding job working with a diverse range of people being involved closely with families, advocating for the needs of others and working with an amazing team? Then this opportunity is absolutely for you!
An exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Community Mental Health Nurse has become available in the South Derbyshire and Dales Community Mental Health Team.

We are an experienced and professional team, dedicated to the goal of providing excellent care for the Older Adult population of South Derbyshire and Dales.

As a team, we are a friendly and supportive ensuring that we operate with professionalism and inclusivity.

Come and join our Team. You won't regret it!

Due to the broad geographical area this post covers the post holder will need to demonstrate that they can travel within the area frequently, transporting Service Users as needed occasionally, without compromising service needs.

Main duties of the job

If successful, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Work with Service Users with both functional and organic illnesses, with the full support of the MDT.
  • Carry a caseload of patients with varying needs and this will include depot injections.
  • Use excellent assessment skills, risk management skills and communication skills working towards building therapeutic relationships with both Service Users and their families/carers.
  • Work as part of a knowledgeable, supportive and forward-thinking team who are committed to supporting and guiding learning and development.
  • Work closely with our Voluntary partners, Primary Care and Our Care Homes project.
  • Receive regular Clinical, Managerial and Peer supervision and access a wide range of development opportunities.
  • We welcome applications from newly-qualified Nurses and offer an excellent Preceptorship programme.
  • Have the peace of mind of knowing the Trust operates a fair and equitable mileage expenses scheme.

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 view the attached 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.

South and Dales OA CMHT is a welcoming, inclusive and diverse team, and the successful applicant will receive support through clinical and managerial supervision, peer supervision, the opportunity to utilise the psychology supervision and through the MDT.

Person Specification

Attainment/ Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse
  • Degree/ Diploma in Nursing or equivalent experience
  • Membership of a nursing professional body.

Knowledge/ Experience


  • Demonstrable knowledge of legislation relevant to Mental Health
  • Working knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach) where appropriate
  • Evidence of service receiver and carer involvement activity
  • Commitment to recovery and person-centered practice


  • Experience of working with people who have severe and enduring needs
  • Experience of supervising staff and students



  • Respectful and build trust
  • Compassionate
  • Be responsive, listen and positive
  • Value & support other people

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Dale Bank View

Civic Way


DE11 0AD

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