Mental Health/LD Nurse - Community (Older People)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
The Erewash Older Adult CMHT are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the team as a Qualified or Newly Qualified Band 5 Mental Health Nurse.

We are also keen to hear from registered Learning Disabilities Nurses.

The CMHT offers support to over 65s with both functional and organic mental health presentations.

The team is multi-disciplinary in nature and comprises of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Service Manager, Clinical Lead, Nurses, OTs, Support Workers and Administration Support.

Regular supervision is available, with the opportunity to progress and develop.

Continued professional development is actively encouraged.

Main duties of the job

  • Supporting a mixed caseload of patients with both functional and organic presentations.
  • Assessing, risk screening and developing person-centred care plans.
  • Monitoring treatment and intervention.
  • Administering depot injections.
  • Supporting junior staff and students within the team.
  • MDT working.
  • Identifying safeguarding issues and acting on these in a timely manner.
  • Working with health and social care partners, such as GPs, District Nurse and Social Workers

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 pro rata, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service - pro rata
  • 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 review the 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 Community Mental Health Team (CMHT).
  • The post holder 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 communicate with people with a range of mental health needs, to provide and receive complex, sensitive information to people where there are barriers to understanding.
  • 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 registered practitioner you are professionally and legally accountable under the NMC code of professional practice.

Person Specification Qualifications/Education Essential
  • NMC Registered Mental Health or Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Educated to Diploma Level (ie Dip HE Nursing) or evidence of post qualification education / training (working towards Diploma qualification)
  • ENB 998/Mentoring in Practice
Skills Essential
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good planning, organising and decision-making skills
  • Good IT skills
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable understanding of Mental Health disorders and treatment models
  • Demonstrable knowledge of legislation relevant to Mental Health
  • Awareness of Nursing assessments and interventions and outcome measures, relevant to client group
  • Evidence of service receiver and carer involvement activity
  • Commitment to client recovery and person-centred practice
  • Awareness of professional and ethical issues
  • Recent, relevant post-registration experience
Values Essential
  • Compassionate
  • Be responsive, positive and listen
  • Value & support other people

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