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Lead Nurse

Job Description

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.

Should your application be successful you will receive a letter inviting you to interview. However 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.

Due to retirements, an opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and experienced RMN’s to work within the Neighbourhood Team at South Derbyshire & Dales.

The post involves the provision of care to service users using a recovery focus. The post holder will carry out comprehensive evidence based assessments and treatments using a range of appropriate interventions, based on local and national guidelines. You will need a thorough knowledge of the care programme approach and be able to demonstrate expertise in risk assessment and management working in a community setting.

The post will entail being a care co-ordinator, working with people who are experiencing severe and enduring mental ill health. It is essential that you have good communication skills and can operate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team maintaining a person central focus. A component to the role will be being able to provide a comprehensive mental health assessment utilising appropriate information gathering skills.

As a lead nurse, you will demonstrable RMN post registration experience and be able to demonstrate post registration study and development. You will need to demonstrate expertise around NMC nurse competencies.

You will be expected to be a role model, offering mentoring and supervision to Band 5 staff and students. You will need to have the ability to transport yourself and service users across a wide geographical area without compromising service needs.

If you require further information please contact: Alison Driver Neighbourhood Manager  ( Phone number removed ) 

Derbyshire Healthcare is proud to deliver compassionate care from smoke-free environments.

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. Click the link on the right of this page to watch a short film featuring some of the people who use our services, discussing ‘recovery and flourishing families’ (please see link to the right):

Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button at the bottom of the screen. You must submit the application form before the closing date. If you encounter difficulty with either the application form, or if you prefer not to apply online, please contact our Recruitment Services Team (24-hour answerphone) on  ( Phone number removed ) , quoting the job reference number. PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE GUIDANCE NOTES BELOW BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION FORM.

DBS Check

The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service formerly known as CRB) 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 £26 and an enhanced check is £44.

Under new guidance, 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.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of all our staff. We will consider applications to work flexibly.



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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