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Lead Nurse - Community (Older People)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024
Killamarsh Older Adult Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) have a Lead Nurse fixed term vacancy to cover a staff member going on maternity leave.

The CMHT are a busy and dynamic team, supporting individuals with both organic and functional illness.

The ideal candidates will have an interest and or experience of working with older adults.

If you are making a secondment application, please seek approval from your line manager/employer before submitting your application

It is Trust policy that for posts that are for a time limited period, applicants who are currently employed by an NHS organisation will only be appointed on a secondment basis and should have approval from their line manager if this is possible before applying. Applicants who are not employed by an NHS organisation, will receive a fixed term contract.

Main duties of the job

The role of Lead Nurse includes supporting and managing a complex caseload, initial assessments, assessing risk, developing collaborative care plans, undertaking the role for duty worker, administering depot injects, attending CST meetings and working closely with our partners in health and social care.

As a Lead Nurse there is a requirement support and develop Student Nurses and to supervise junior members of the team.

The successful candidates will receive regular clinical and managerial supervision, with access to professional development.

In the Older Peoples Division, development of knowledge and skills is actively encouraged, with training opportunities supported wherever possible.

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.

Person Specification



  • Understanding team dynamics and promoting a positive working culture to support team cohesion.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships internally and externally to the organisation
  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities
  • Computer literate

Knowledge/ Experience


  • Experience of working with people who have severe and enduring needs
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Detailed knowledge of legislation relevant to Mental Health and Specialist practice where appropriate
  • Working knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach) where appropriate
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles of Safety planning



  • Compassionate
  • Be responsive, listen and positive
  • Engage and Encourage

Attainment/ Qualifications


  • Registered RMN
  • Degree/ Diploma in Nursing
  • Mentorship or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Killamarsh Clinic

Parkside Shopping Centre


S21 1FY

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