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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/11/2020.

Lead Nurse

Job Reference: 383-ACC-503-20-B

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Dale Bank View, Swadlincote
£31,365 - £37,890 pa, pro-rata

Want to make a real difference and have a truly rewarding career? 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’.

We’ve been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services. The CQC commented at our most recent inspection on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and our Chief Executive, Ifti Majid, is a national advocate on these issues. We are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. Selection will be on the basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of positive action, to address any imbalances of opportunity.

We are committed to ensuring that all Trust colleagues can work safely during the current Coronavirus crisis. As part of this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to COVID-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practice, to ensure positive working environments for staff and the best quality services for patients. Please note that this post may be subject to adjustments in line with COVID-19 national guidance.


The South Derbyshire and Dales 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 Ilkeston.

This post primarily undertakes the role of Care Co-ordinator for adults and older 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, or be willing to towards, 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.


For further details contact:

Kerry Zyngiel


This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

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If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.


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The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

We are obliged to check employment history for at least the past 3 years for successful candidates. Please ensure that the referees you provide us cover at least the past 3 years of your employment/training.



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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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