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Registered Nurse (Adult Care)

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

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Nurse, Adult mental health nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Ward 34, The Radbourne Unit is currently looking for a Mental Health Nurse to join our team.

This is a great opportunity for newly qualified Registered Mental Health Nurses to develop with support and gain experience within a nurturing and dynamic team, or experienced nurses looking for a new and exciting challenge. Ward 34 is an all-male, acute, adult ward and this can be both challenging and rewarding.

Applicants must value excellent patient care and actively promote respect and empathy towards patients, carers and team members.

Hours are 37.5 per week and shift pattern includes Early (07:00 - 14:30), Late (14:00 - 21:30) and Night (21:00 - 07:30). Flexibility around these hours may be possible.

You will have the opportunity to join the Band 5 to 6 development programme as outlined below. Why not take advantage of these benefits by submitting your application.

Main duties of the job

You will:
  • 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 both the word and spirit of the Trust's Values.

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 ON 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.

When I think about nursing and why I entered the profession, I am privileged and honoured to work with individuals, to be there to provide temporary support in their time of need, to enable them to regain their strength and supporting them and their Families and Carers to flourish. Carolyn Green, Chief Nurse, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT

We really value our nurses; whether you are a final year nursing student or already practicing, you will be an asset to our Trust and a key part of our nursing community.

You will strengthen our innovative and experienced teams and contribute to the high standards of Care that we provide to the people of Derbyshire.

We have nursing posts available in a number of in-patient services across Derbyshire which will require you to work shifts including weekends and Bank Holidays.

As an organisation we lead on a number of key research areas such as Mindfulness, Compassion, Dementia, Delirium, Self-Harm, Safeguarding and Childrens Mental Health Psychological Interventions. Derbyshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty boasting one of the UKs most accessible national parks.

Derbyshire is a culturally diverse county and we hope to welcome you to our diverse and forward thinking organisation so that we can be Better Together.

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
  • Access to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Research Centre and library facilities

You must hold a current NMC registration or be in your final year of nurse training.

We look forward to hearing from you, and working alongside you in one of our teams. If you share our Trust Values, come and join our Teams.


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.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RN Part 3/13 (or due to gain)
  • Educated to Diploma Level (or willing to work towards)
  • Evidence of up to date Personal Development Plan, Professional Portfolio
Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate literacy and numeric skills that enable clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and developing expertise of CPA / Risk Assessment and Management skills
  • Demonstrate the development of post registration clinical competence
  • Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of professional accountability and codes of conduct and their application in practice.
Skills Desirable
  • Mental Health experience
  • Awareness of legal frame work

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