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Lead Nurse - Older People's Community Care

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity for 2 full time Lead Nurses has arisen to join the busy and dynamic Derby City OA CMHT.

We are looking for clinicians who have 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.

This role involves holding a caseload of people with a mental health condition (functional or organic), assessment and intervention work, alongside other clinical members of the team. The post holder will have opportunity to develop leadership skills and to have a role within the team of a link worker or champion (eg. student placement link worker, medicines champion, clozapine link worker).

Within the team, the Lead Nurse will work with other Nurses, NMPs, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Nursing and Psychology Assistants, Consultant Psychiatrists, Junior Doctors and Administrators to provide the best care for the population we support.

Main duties of the job

The role of Lead Nurse can be challenging and varied with the management of a complex caseload, completion of initial assessments, undertaking the role of duty worker, attending CST meetings and being part of the team's Care Homes Project.

The successful candidates will need excellent communication skills, the ability to complete thorough assessments, including safety assessments, be able to produce person-centred care plans with a living well/recovery focus 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 candidates will receive clinical and management supervision on a regular basis, and will be supported to develop as a leader personally and professionally.
  • Carrying a complex caseload.
  • Assessing service users with a functional/ organic illness and formulating care plans in the diverse area on Derby City.
  • Undertaking duty triaging referrals, communicating with other disciplines and signposting to the appropriate services.
  • Supervising staff.
  • Being actively involved with the care homes project and CST meetings.
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary setting.

Person Specification

Attainment/ Qualifications


  • Degree/ Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
  • ENB 998/Mentoring in Practice



  • Evidence of service receiver and carer involvement activity
  • 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


  • Post registration experience as a Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Experience of working with people who have severe and enduring mental health needs
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Working knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach) where appropriate
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles of Safety planning
  • Knowledge and application of Mental Health Nursing assessments and interventions and outcome measures, relevant to client group
  • Experience working with Older Adults


  • Experience working in the community as an RMN
  • Experience liaising with and working with Care Homes



  • Compassionate
  • Be responsive, listen and positive
  • Value & support other people
  • Value learning and innovation

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Andrew's House

201 London Road



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