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Lead Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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NHS AfC: Band 6 (£30,401 - £37,267) pa, pro-rota
24/02/2020 23:59
A focus on recovery - Here at Derbyshire Healthcare, we are committed to working alongside the people who use our services, to help them lead meaningful and satisfying lives.
We believe in compassionate, patient-centred care. Each member of staff has a part to play in supporting the people who use our services. But don't just take our word for it, visit our website to watch our "We are Derbyshire Healthcare" video to see what our staff, service receivers, carers and members have to say about the Trust.  Also, to find out more about our Trust and Derbyshire as a great place to work and live please visit our recruitment site via www.derbyshirehealthcarejobs.co.uk

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and we are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. We encourage applications from our BME communities, our LGBT+ communities, and from individuals who identify as being disabled, as well as all other protected characteristics. We are especially keen to increase our diversity where we know that some communities are under-represented in parts of our workforce. Selection will be on a basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of Positive Action. 


The South Derbyshire and Dales Adult Community Mental Health Team has a vacancy for an enthusiastic Band 6 Lead Nurse with an interest in recovery, collaborative working and community based practice. We aim to provide a comprehensive, multi professional service that continues to improve and develop services that promote recovery and wellbeing.  The team is based in Swadlincote. 

This post primarily undertakes the role of Care Co-ordinator for adults who are experiencing severe and enduring mental ill health. The caseload will predominantly be working with adults of working age.

The post involves providing comprehensive evidence based assessment and treatment using a range of appropriate individual and group interventions, based on the local and national practice guidance and underpinned by the Recovery Model. You will need thorough knowledge of the Care Programme Approach and be able to demonstrate expertise in safety planning and manage working autonomously in a community setting.  We are looking for experience and commitment together with a desire to make our service the best we can through innovation and skill sharing.

The post holder will need to demonstrate expertise around your relevant professional competencies. You will be expected to be a role model, mentoring and supervising Band 5 staff, so experience of supervision of other staff would be essential. You must have your mentor qualification to be considered for a Band 6 post.

You will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to operate as an integrated member of the multidisciplinary team, whilst maintaining a person centred focus.

The ability to transport yourself and service users across a wide geographical area without compromising service needs is essential.

You will need to be able to work within and part of an experienced, lively and committed team. This is a great development opportunity for a Band 6 nurse to gain experience within a community setting and develop new skills.

To support your continued professional development you will receive regular supervision both individual and group from senior colleagues and management to support you with your caseload.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details, information or informal discussion please contact Kerry Zyngiel, Service Manager on 0300 123 3375.



If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor Kingsway House (Entrance D)
DE22 3LZ
01332 564856, opt 1, opt 1