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Lead Nurse - Community (Older People)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa. pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Older Adult CMHT for Killamarsh and North Derbyshire have an opening for a Band 6 Lead Nurse to join the team.

We are looking for an individual who has an interest in the specialist area of older adults, who strives to provide person-centred and holistic care.

As a Lead Nurse within the CMHT you will have the opportunity to support those with functional and organic presentations.

The role involves managing a caseload of patients, whilst having the opportunity to be part of the teams Care Homes Project and join the local GP CST meetings.

Excellent communication, assessment, risk screening and care planning skills are required.

Development is actively encouraged and there is access to regular supervision, as well as an annual appraisal.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the job include:

- Complex caseload management.

- Assessment, risk screening, care planning and use of a range of assessment tools such as ACE-III, DemQol, ReQol, HoNOS.

- Administration of depot injections.

- Undertaking the role of Duty Worker, triaging referrals into the team.

- Supervising junior member of the team.

- Supervising and assessing student nurses.

- Working with the MDT, including chairing CAS meetings.

- Identifying safeguarding issues and acting on these appropriately.

- Working within the guidance of local and national policy.

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 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

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

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 they are professionally and legally accountable under the NMC code of professional practice.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oRegistered Nurse
  • oDegree/ Diploma in Nursing or equivalent experience
  • oENB 998/Mentoring in Practice
Skills Essential
  • oAbility to regularly manage complex and sensitive information using well-developed motivational and negotiating skills, representing the nursing service in a variety of different situations
  • oEvidence of service receiver and carer involvement activity
  • oUnderstanding team dynamics and promoting a positive working culture to support team cohesion.
  • oAbility to work autonomously and set own priorities
  • oComputer literate
Knowledge/ Experience Essential
  • oExperience of working with people who have severe and enduring needs
  • oExperience of supervising staff and students
  • oHigh level understanding of Mental Health disorders and treatment models
  • oWorking knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach) where appropriate
  • oExtensive knowledge of the principles of Safety planning
  • oKnowledge and application of Nursing assessments and interventions and outcome measures, relevant to client group
Values Essential
  • Compassionate
  • Be responsive, listen and positive
  • Value & support other people

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