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Lead Nurse - Community

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Derby City CMHT (Team B) for Adults of Working Age, based on London Road in Derby are looking for two Registered Mental Health Nurses with post registration experience who have a desire to work within a community setting.

We are an innovative and supportive and forward thinking team. It is an exciting time to work in the community mental health services as we are entering a period of transformation in line with the Community Mental Health Framework (Living Well)

We seek individuals who are warm, engaging and focussed on person centred care.

You will be a good communicator, demonstrate respect and dignity.

We focus on empowerment and recovery for the service user and their families.

Risk assessment, formulation skills and care planning are essential.

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

Main duties of the job

The post will entail working with people who are experiencing severe and enduring mental ill health and enabling them through their recovery journey.

You will work with a caseload of service users and support the duty function within the team.

You will need a thorough knowledge of the Care Programme Approach and be able to demonstrate expertise in risk assessment and management working in a community setting.

It is essential that you have good communication skills and that you operate as a well integrated member of our friendly, multi-disciplinary team, maintaining a person-centred focus.

As a lead nurse, you will have demonstrable RMN post registration experience and be able to demonstrate post registration study and development.

You will also need to demonstrate expertise around NMC nurse competencies.

You will be expected to be a role model, offering mentoring and supervision to other staff and students.

We offer lots of supervision and training opportunities within the team to support practitioners development.

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 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.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse - mental health
  • Degree/ Diploma in Nursing or equivalent experience
  • Membership of a nursing professional body and / or special interest group
  • Mentorship
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people who have severe and enduring needs
  • Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Knowledge and application of theoretical models of practice
  • High level understanding of Mental Health disorders and treatment models
  • 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
  • Knowledge and application of Nursing assessments and interventions and outcome measures, relevant to client group
  • Understanding of Nursing Professional Code of Conduct, revalidation and core skills, and their application in practice
  • 2 years post registration experience working as a RMN
  • Previous CMHT experience
Skills Essential
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills

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