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Living Well Community Mental Health Nurse (Adult Community)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
Are you ready for a change?

Come and join our Derby Wellbeing teams!

This is a new and exciting mental health offer for the people of Derby City in line with the Community Mental Health Framework.

You'll be working alongside experienced Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Peer Workers and Wellbeing Coaches, in a multi-agency team, who offer short term interventions.

You bring: compassion, innovation, fun, a caring attitude, a desire to help people be their best selves, invaluable nursing skills and a strong sense to collaborate with people.

We offer: the chance to work with amazing people from all organisations and walks of life, gain experience in community mental health, be part of a holistic mental health offer, ongoing regular supervision, innovative training and join a community network of highly motivated people.

You must hold a Mental Health professional qualification, applied knowledge & training in strategies to support individuals to manage their difficulties.

We would welcome informal visits with prior arrangement to meet our team.

Main duties of the job

If you want an amazing and exciting challenge then come and join us and

Provide a caring and compassionate service with clear boundaries and expectations

Complete initial conversations to help people plan what they need

Hold a case load of people with deteriorating/fluctuating mental health problems and work alongside them to help achieve their goals

Discuss initial enquires with anyone in the system

Do safeguarding - it's everybody's business.

Consider capacity and choice in every contact

Attend Living Well Team meeting structure - Relative to WTE

Demonstrate post registration experience with a thirst for something different

Be a role model, offering mentoring and supervision to other staff and students.

You will need to have the ability to transport yourself and service users across a wide geographical area without compromising service needs.

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



  • NMC registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Degree/ Diploma in Nursing or equivalent experience
  • Membership of a nursing professional body and / or special interest group


  • ENB998/Mentoring in Practice



  • Team working evidence
  • Evidence of excellent verbal and non verbal communication skills

Knowledge/ Experience


  • Relevant recent, post graduate experience (usually 2 + years)
  • 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 (Recovery model)
  • High level understanding of Mental Health disorders and treatment models
  • Detailed knowledge of legislation relevant to Mental Health and Specialist practice where appropriate
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles of Safety planning
  • Knowledge and application of Nursing assessments and interventions and outcome measures, relevant to client group (Eg: DBT, CBT, MBCT, Psychologically informed interventions)

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Andrews House

201 London Road



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