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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/03/2021.

Registered Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: 383-COR-2044-21-A

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Registered Mental Health Nurses
Kingsway Hospital, Derby
£24,907 - £30,615 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.

We are looking for Registered Nurses to join Our Trust.

As a result of our on-going response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are keen to hear from Registered Mental Health Nurses to join our new Peripatetic Team.

This is a new and exciting initiative we have developed to help to support our Trust during the current pandemic, and to help support winter pressures in our services.

The teams will be bases across the 3 inpatient sites of the Trust.

The 3 sites are:

  • Kingsway Campus - Inclusive of rehabilitation, older people and low secure services.
  • Hartington unit - Adults of working age and older people acute services.
  • Radbourne unit - Adults of working age, Enhanced Care Unit and the
  • Perinatal Unit


These teams will be in place to support areas where staffing is impacted by Covid-19 isolation and absence as per the current guidance, it is expected that members of the team will be flexible and willing to work with suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Therefore, part of the process joining the team will be to undertake a health risk assessment and occupational health clearance, as per legal obligation within employment law.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals.

You will need strong leadership skills, be able to make decisions and have sound communication skills.

Our client group is diverse and you will need a good level of knowledge of the differing mental health needs of adults needing inpatient care.

Once the situation with Covid-19 pandemic and the winter pressures have receded, we will be in a position to offer you a substantive nursing post within one of our in-patient service areas.

As an organisation we lead on a number of key research areas such as Mindfulness, Compassion, Dementia, Delirium, Self-Harm, Safeguarding and Children’s Mental Health Psychological Interventions.

Derbyshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty boasting one of the UK’s 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.

Please be mindful that the ward provides a 24 hour, year round, in-patient service; so you would need to be able to work shift patterns, including morning, afternoon, nights, weekends, Christmas, New Year and Bank Holidays.

Details of our staff support packages are on our website; some of which include:


  • 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


When you join, your DBS check will be free of charge.

We have full time or flexible hours available.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Liz Morrison

Peripatetic Team Manger

07384 876683

Additional contact information

Sara Johnson, Service Manager, 07876 153568

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.

Please ensure you regularly check the email account (including JUNK MAIL folders) that you use to submit your application, as any further communication regarding your application will be sent electronically.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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