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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are building brand new healthcare facilities as part of our Making Room for Dignity programme and have exciting opportunities for Registered Nurses.

This is a chance to join our friendly team on Pleasley Ward as it prepares for a move to the purpose-built Bluebell Ward for older adults later this year. Our team supports those with a functional mental health illness. We work proactively with our patient group and their loved ones promoting independence and choice in their care

When it opens in September, Bluebell Ward will accommodate inpatients in 12 single, en-suite bedrooms to provide privacy and dignity to support recovery. Like the other facilities within the exciting Making Room for Dignity programme, Bluebell Ward has been designed in collaboration with staff, service users and carers to create the best possible environment for everyone, with quiet places and green spaces.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept those who are under the preceptorship programme at this time.

Main duties of the job

We have an established leadership team which consists of a Ward Manager, Clinical Leads, Lead Nurses and an Occupational Therapist. Bluebell will be a mixed sex environment with single en-suite rooms. This is where you will find a positive, supportive and friendly environment.

You will:
  • Work as part of a team responsible for the delivery of Patient/Client Centred Care.
  • Promote and support service user and carer involvement as autonomy and choices are an integral part of the philosophy of the Trust.
  • Respond to the needs of people in an honest, non-judgemental and open manner which respects the rights of individuals and groups.
  • Work closely with colleagues to ensure that clinical services are delivered to the highest standard and in accordance with the most recent evidence based guidance.
  • As a registered nurse, be personally accountable for your professional practice that will be delivered in accordance with the legal and professional responsibilities outlined by the NMC.
  • Ensure that services are provided in a safe and supportive environment and at all times adopt a professional approach to your work promoting a positive image to services users/carers and the general public.

This post will start on Pleasley Ward and move to Bluebell Ward when it opens in September.

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 LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

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.

Post preceptorship and full NMC registration required.

Are you:
  • Looking for career progression
  • returning to the profession after a break
  • seeking to develop in your role
  • looking for a challenge and committed to driving change

You must be dynamic, organised, enthusiastic and motivated with evidence of continued professional development, withexcellent communication and assessment skills and be able to use your initiative and keep calm in a busy and unpredictable environment.

You will join a nurturing team providing individualised recovery focused assessment and care planning.

The post will provide an ideal opportunity to extend your skill base in acute care with opportunities to become involved in a variety of work streams including patient, service and staff development.

You will be expected to work shifts across a 7 day week, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

Person Specification



  • RMN or equivalent
  • Completed preceptorship programme
  • Completed student mentorship programme or willing to undertake


  • Supervision training completed or willing to complete



  • Demonstrate the development of post registration clinical competence.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of professional accountability and codes of conduct and their application in practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and developing expertise of CPA / Risk Assessment and Management skills
  • Demonstrate up to date evidence based knowledge
  • Able to work shifts
  • Ability to lead and co ordinate a shift
  • Good time management skills
  • Awareness of named nurse framework


  • Able to support Junior staff with clinical supervision
  • Completed preceptorship
  • Good IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Hartington Unit

Chesterfield Royal Hospital


S44 5BL

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