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Living Well Assertive Outreach Mental Health Nurse (Adult Community)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Nurse, Community mental health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An amazing opportunity for someone who likes a fast-paced and challenging role!

The position will consist of a smal caseload. The caseload itself will have complex people for you to support through their journey to recovery.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit an experienced, Mental Health Nurse, to work in our friendly Derbyshire Dales Living Well team.

Please note: this role will cover the Derbyshire Dales and will work out of 2 bases, St Oswald's Hospital in Ashbourne and The Ritz Building in Matlock.

Please do ring if you have any questions and/or queries.The post involves the provision of care to service users in the Assertive Outreach element of the Team.

This includes using a range of appropriate interventions to work with service users who have long term mental health problems are difficult to engage with services and treatment.

The post primarily involves undertaking the role of Care Co-ordinator for people who are experiencing severe and enduring mental ill-health, alongside significant difficulties with engagement and/or a forensic history.

The client group may also have drug and alcohol problems.

Specialist forensic supervision is provided for this group of service users, along with Assertive Outreach peer supervision and usual supervision structures.

Main duties of the job

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

Experience of working with individuals with a forensic history and substance misuse issues would be an advantage.

We are looking for experience and commitment together with a desire to make our service the best we can.

It is essential that you have excellent communication skills and that you operate as a well-integrated member of the multi-disciplinary team maintaining a person-centred focus.You will need to have the ability to transport yourself and service users across a wide geographical area without compromising service needs.

Derbyshire Healthcare is unable to sponsor international applicants in this role. You can find out more about how you can work in the UK by visiting Work in the UK - GOV.UK (

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 view the 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 Skills and Experience Essential
  • Community experience
  • Experience in dealing with dual diagnoses/substance misuse
  • Assertive outreach experience
  • Recent, relevant post-graduate experience
Skills Essential
  • Team working evidence
  • Evidence of excellent verbal and non verbal communication skills
Knowledge of CPA Essential
  • Full working knowledge of CPA and its implications
  • Working knowledge of CTO conditions, recalling patients, Mental Health Tribunals
Qualifications Essential
  • NMC registered Mental Health Nurse
  • ENB998/Mentoring in Practice

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