Registered Nurse

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse to join our team on Ward 33, an all female acute ward.

Are you:-
  • seeking development opportunities for career progression?
  • returning to the profession after a break?
  • joining civilian life after a successful nursing career in the military?
  • retired and looking to continue to contribute to our wonderful NHS?

When you join, your DBS check will be free of charge, your NMC Registration Fee will be reimbursed to you for the first year of employment and you will have the opportunity to join the Band 5 to 6 development programme as outlined below.

We really value our nurses; whether you're a final year nursing student or already practicing. You will strengthen our innovative and experienced teams and contribute to the high standards of Care that we provide to the people of Derbyshire.

You must hold a current NMC registration (or be a final year nursing student eligible for NMC registration).

Main duties of the job

  • 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 service users/carers and the general public.
  • Always act in a way which reflects the Trust's Values and Principles.

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 NOTE: 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.

- Be a professional role model for the delivery of high quality nursing care.

- Deliver Care in accordance with the most recent evidence based guidance and research. This will provide the foundation to the Care Programme Approach - assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care, as part of an effective multi-disciplinary approach.

- Promote and support service users and carers involvement in the clinical decision making process.

- Work as part of a team to ensure appropriate evidence based clinical risk assessments are undertaken.

- Ensure that care plans are evidence based and address the needs of the individual service user.

- Always work in accordance to relevant legal and ethical requirements e.g. Mental Health Act 1993, Code of Practice, Health and Safety at Work Act etc.

- Maintain high standards of clinical practice and participate in a process of change and development in order to improve the quality of service delivery

- Make use of effective interpersonal skills in relating to service users/ carers and fellow team members.

- Ensure a multi-professional approach to care is maintained respecting the diversity of colleagues roles and responsibilities.

- Work closely with colleagues to ensure appropriate service delivery and maintain a high standard of care.

- Ensure Trust and professional guidelines are maintained for record keeping.

- Participate in the process of clinical supervision, both as supervisor (when trained) and supervisee, ensuring regular attendance on amonthly basis.

- Participate in the process of individual performance review and personal development planning.

- Ensure that the physical and psychological well-being of each individual service user is the foundation for care delivery.

- Exercise professional accountability and responsibility, taking intoaccount the actions of colleagues.

- Ensure care is delivered in a person-centred way mindful of age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity; cultural and spiritual needs of service users.

- Ensure carers/significant others are routinely included in the planning implementation and evaluation of nursing care.

- Use appropriate professional knowledge, judgement and skills in order to guide a clinical decision making process in an ethical and accountable way which is open to the scrutiny of peers.

- Demonstrate a level of professional practice, reflecting the standards of the NMC and Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, upon which junior members of staff can model their own practice.

- Support staff development through clinical supervision and the Individual Performance Review process.

- Undertake periods of delegated responsibility, under supervision, as required demonstrating sound judgement in the use of support and deployment of resources appropriately.

- Utilise knowledge and skill in a competent manner that promotes confidence in colleagues, service users and carers.

- Demonstrate respect for the gender, sexuality, ethnicity, culture and spirituality of colleagues, service users and carers.

- Support the developing and delivering of the clinical governance agenda/plan.
  • Help to facilitate the development of evidence-based standards of care that include service users, carers and team members.
  • Support the development of the Patient Experience Team and feedback systems e.g Friends and Family Tests.
  • Support the developing of clinical audit and research activity within the remit of the job role.

- Demonstrate the ability to monitor personal practice, ensuring that the nursing registration is maintained and that appropriate continuing professional development is undertaken. Ensure that a revalidationportfolio is maintained and revalidation standards are met.

- Promote and participate in developing a culture of Life Long Learning.

- At all times ensure that they and any colleagues for whom they have supervisory responsibility, take every opportunity for professional development.

- Ensure that they and any colleagues for whom they have supervisoryresponsibility attends relevant mandatory training as identified by the Trust.

- Actively participate in clinical practice development and encourage, through role modelling, continued practice development within their Clinical Team.

- This job description will be reviewed annually with the post holder; alterations will only be made after consultation and agreement.

- The post holder may be asked to undertake duties not directly highlighted within this job description. This will only be done when the skills and experience of the post holder meet the requirements of the role.

- Hold a caseload of service users and act as a care-coordinator within the CPA Pathway for those clients.

- Actively participate in the formulation of group programmes, lead, facilitate and evaluate group work using evidence based practice.


What is the new programme?

Our new band 5 to 6 development programme is aimed at improving the quality of care offered to patients within acute inpatient settings. By working within a competency framework over a 2 year period Derbyshire Healthcare aims to offer a training and development programme for all band 5 nursing staff.

How does it work?

When a nursing staff member completes the competency package they will be automatically transferred into a band 6 Clinical role without interview. This will be determined by the completion of the competency framework and an ability to show a senior level of clinical practice.

Why are we doing this?

By doing so, we aim to make acute inpatient care a specialist area to work in with the highest level of experienced and trained staff, improving the working environment and the patient experience and clinical care they receive.

Whats the offer and support?

Alongside the development programme, each staff member will receive regular clinical supervision, managerial supervision, practice development group engagement and opportunities for coaching and mentoring improving the access to ongoing career development and planning. All development programmes will be managed by the local line manager with oversight from the Area Service Manager, Head of Nursing and Clinical Matron.

Whats the goal?

By engaging in the programme you will have opportunities to work, learn and shadow a variety of healthcare professionals across Derbyshire Healthcare and to lead and take part in quality improvement projects, and we will provide better care.

Details of our staff support packages are on our website. Some of which include:
  • Fully embedded Preceptorship package and supporting study days
  • Support of Practice Facilitators throughout the preceptorship process
  • Schwartz Rounds
  • PEER Support
  • Employee assistance service
  • Training and development opportunities such as psychodynamic therapy training, coaching and mentoring
  • Support to meet your registration needs
  • Research Centre and library facilities

You will be required to work shifts including weekends and Bank Holidays.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RN Part 3/13 (or due to gain)
  • Educated to Diploma Level (or working towards)
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Experience working in an acute setting
Skills Essential
  • 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 up to date evidence based knowledge for chosen area of clinical Nursing Practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge and developing expertise of CPA / Risk Assessment and Management skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate and lead a care team
  • Demonstrate the ability to practice as a member of a clinical team, in a service user / carer focused way.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the value of Clinical and Managerial Supervision within an effective model.
  • Knowledge and skills related to individuals with a learning disability

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