Registered Nurses/Newly/Soon to be Qualified Nurses (Mental Health)
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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We are looking for Mental Health Nurses to join our Trust.
- looking to take your first step on the career ladder?
- 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. Why not take advantage of these benefits by submitting your application.
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 both the word and spirit of the Trust's Values.
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."
- 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
PLEASE NOTE: To view the Job Description and Person Specification, 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.
***These vacancies are based at Radbourne Unit, Derby, if you prefer to work in Chesterfield please apply via job reference 383-ACA-4270-22***
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.
* Please note that evening and weekend interviews can be arranged on request. *
READ ABOUT OUR NEW DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AVAILABLE TO YOU:
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).