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Ward Sister/Charge Nurse (OPMH InPatient)

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Job Details

Our Service is one of a kind, and we are looking for exceptional individuals to join our dynamic, innovative and passionate multi disciplinary team.

We provide assessment and treatment for patients with Organic mental health disorder and distress. As the only specialist provider in the North of Derbyshire we truly are one of a kind and we are proud of what we achieve together.

Do You:
  • Enjoy professional and multi-agency working?
  • Enjoy working with adults with organic illness?
  • Are you passionate about providing exceptional care?
  • do you want to make a difference?
  • enjoy a challenge?

Then we absolutely want to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for supporting and promotion of effective and efficient management of the clinical care environment and the delivery of care, also for ensuring effective communication is maintained at all times, whilst providing support for junior staff.

You will deputise for the ward manager in their absence and will provide clinical leadership and supervision of nursing staff supporting a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to nursing care.

About us

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see 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

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge Required


  • Awareness and understanding of the Mental Health Act and its administration and application in practice
  • Knowledge of local and national priorities.
  • Understanding of the application of MCA and DOLs
  • Dementia experience or desire to work with individuals with Dementia
  • Understanding of the NMC Code of Conduct and implications for practice

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Post registration/ graduate qualification relevant to field of practice
  • RN Level 1 - Learning Disability or Mental Health with experience at band 5
  • Ability to deal sensitively and effectively with challenging individuals or situations
  • Ability to work within a team and understand how teams work


  • Restrictive Intervention trained

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Walton Unit, Walton Hospital

Whitecotes Lane


S40 3HW

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