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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/03/2021.

Lead Nurse

Job Reference: 383-ACA-1189-19-O

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
Radbourne Unit, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, Derby
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum, 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.

Some exciting opportunities have arisen for Mental Health Practitioners with post registration experience, this would normally equate to three years, to join the South County Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team. Your main base will be the Radbourne Unit. The Derbyshire South County Crisis Team is a large team consisting of Consultant Psychiatrists, Service Manager, Senior Nurse, Lead Nurses, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Support Workers and Administration staff. They work closely with Neighbourhood Teams based in the city and county.

This well established, multi-disciplinary team offers a high quality assessment and home treatment service as an alternative to hospital admission, to individuals experiencing acute mental health crisis. Working in partnership with clients, families and existing service providers, the team offers a range of interventions and approaches aimed at emphasising hope and optimism and developing personal strengths to help achieve recovery. The CRHTT remit brings us into contact with clients with a range of mental health, social, psychological and situational difficulties within the diverse population of Derby City and the South County.

As a service we are looking for individuals who are genuinely warm and engaging and focussed on client / customer satisfaction. You will be a good communicator, demonstrate respect and dignity. We strive to display common courtesies, listen more than we speak, explain why and act when something is not right.

We Act as Gate Keepers to hospital admission and have the philosophy of a “hospital at home” vision. We work with patients with complex mental health needs and offer treatment in the least restrictive environment. We focus on empowerment and recovery for the service user and their families. The post holder will work on a rota to support the co-ordination of 136 assessments working with other outside agencies, such as the police and social care to ensure that least restrictive options are available for patients under assessment of section 136.

Risk assessment and formulation skills are essential, together with experience of working with people with severe mental illness. The applicant must hold a relevant Mental Health professional qualification with post registration experience (which would normally equate to three years) and applied knowledge and training in therapeutic interventions such as CBT, Solution Focussed Therapy is desirable. This is a 24 hour service across a 7 day week, 365 days per year and as such the successful candidate will be expected to work as part of a 24 hour rota, including nights.

As a large part of the team's work involves assessing people in mental health crisis within a variety of settings and challenging situations, applicants must be familiar with and engage in assessments on a regular basis and must be able to meet the travel requirements of the post.

Please note, the South County Crisis Team will shortly be splitting into two teams. So the successful candidates will either be working for the Derby City Team, or the South County Team. There will be negotiation as to preferences for the successful candidate.

This post requires applicants to have a Professional Mental Health Qualification - nursing desirable.

Please see link 'A Team on a Mission' to watch a video of what it is like to be part of our fabulous and dedicated Crisis Teams.

For further information please contact Adele Morrow, Interim Service Manager, on 01332 623700.

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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Applications submitted via NHS Jobs will be imported into the Derbyshire Healthcare recruitment system provided by Trac systems. All information you receive about your application will be generated from the Trac recruitment system and you will not be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs, or send/receive messages via NHS Jobs.

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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DBS Check
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.



Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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