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Lead Nurse - In-Reach & Home Treatment Team, Older Adult Crisis Team

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Lead Mental Health Nurse or a Band 5 ready to take that next step to being a Band 6 nurse , to join the older adult In-Reach and Home Treatment Team.

The primary goal of the service is to support people within their own homes, who are experiencing a breakdown of their mental health and to prevent admissions to hospital where appropriate.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be clinically responsible for supporting the delivery of a flexible, responsive local service within the community.

You will work collaboratively with colleagues, key partners and those within the local community to develop services to meet the mental health needs of the community.

The post holder will employ a wide range of skills, building on and developing their expertise and actively seeking advice and collaboration with issues which may not be readily within their sphere of competence.

As a senior registered practitioner you are professionally and legally accountable under the NMC code of professional practice.

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

We cover Derby City and the the surrounding areas of Derbyshire.

There is an expectation that as a Lead Nurse, you will be able to make complex decisions, lead a shift, cover duty and formulate detailed assessments and person-centred care plans to assist in the prevention of hospital admissions where appropriate.

Experience of working with older adults with a functional, mental health illness is essential.

The successful applicant will work within a supportive MDT and have close links with the Community Mental Health Teams, GPs and social care.

We are also co-located with our established, Dementia Rapid Response Team.

Professional development and further learning is encouraged and you will receive robust clinical and managerial supervision, along with wider support and training in-house within the team.

You will also be expected to provide supervision to team members and mentor students.

The team works a shift pattern covering, Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm this includes Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays on a rota basis.

The team covers 365 days a year, the ability to work shifts is essential.

Person Specification



  • Recent and relevant, post-qualification experience with functional older adults


  • Community experience



  • Nursing degree/diploma and NMC registration
  • Mentorship/SSSA trained


  • Supervision trained



  • Knowledge of MHA/Capacity act/Legal frameworks
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of this post
  • Aware of own Limitations
  • Good clinical assessment skills
  • Good demonstration of risk assessment skills
  • Knowledge of functional illness


  • Evidence of effective risk management working
  • Good IT skills/ knowledge of computer systems.

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Albany House



DE22 3LZ

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