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Deputy Nurse Manager

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS Afc: Band 6
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Ash Green
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
£32,306 - £39,027 pa
Salary period
24/10/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Nurse (RNLD, RMN) to join Hillside Assessment and Treatment Unit, based at Ash Green, Chesterfield

You will provide effective and efficient management of the clinical care environment and promote the delivery of care whilst ensuring effective communication is maintained at all times.

The post holder will deputise for the ward manager in their absence and will provide clinical leadership and supervision to nursing/junior staff.

The post holder should have current RNLD / RMN registration– with some  band 6 experience.

The post holder will be expected to work with all service users, families, carers and other agencies as well as supporting students during placements.

You will need both energy and enthusiasm, along with a sound knowledge base surrounding the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act,  and a genuine desire to make a difference.  

You will need excellent communication skills and the ability to plan and organise competent, evidence-based care.

This is an opportunity for someone who has the ability to work at a managerial level and who is committed to ensuring that services are delivered in an appropriate, timely, safe and person-centred manner.

The post holder will be provided with regular clinical support and supervision.

As a clinical employee it will be your responsibility to ensure that your behaviour and values reflect those set out in the DCHS way as outlined on our website.

Main duties of the job

  • To support the Ward / Team manager in the day to day operational functioning of the unit.
  • Be responsible  for the prioritisation of the care requirements for identified patients.
  • Ensure that the management of verbal and physical aggression, sexually diverse behaviour and vulnerability are sensitively handled in line with policy and procedure, and that the individual’s dignity and privacy is maintained at all times.
  • Is responsible for ensuring continuity of care, seeking support from other specialist practitioners/operational managers as and when required.
  • Supports the management of clinical / patient risk assessments and develop appropriate actions to support the delivery and maintenance of safe and effective care.
  • Is responsible for maintaining own accurate health records in patients’ health care settings in line with Caldicott and Trust Policies and Procedures, and for the monitoring of others within the team. Communicate information to relevant multi-disciplinary team members and partner agencies as appropriate.
  • Is responsible for the completion of appropriate clinical audits

Working for our organisation

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes, and increasingly, in peoples homes and via virtual consultations

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To ensure effective liaison and advocacy with individual patients, communities and all relevant agencies both statutory and voluntary.

Work in partnership with all multi-disciplinary agencies and colleagues to ensure the delivery of high quality holistic individual patient care

Is required to work within clearly defined occupational policies, protocols, procedures and NMC codes of conduct. To acknowledge their limitations of competence.

To have initiative to respond to and seek advice in challenging unpredictable situations/behaviours within the caring environment

Is responsible for the monitoring and continual improvement of quality and effectiveness of nursing care delivered in the clinical area

Work clinically whilst supervising and supporting the clinical development of colleagues to provide nursing care to individuals making use of current evidence to inform the delivery and promote the development of clinically effective and safe care

To participate in clinical supervision/reflective practice and continuous learning in order to maintain and improve knowledge and skills and to share good practice with colleagues

To monitor progress of own and others work recognising changing priorities and implement corrective actions within own limits and informing the relevant people

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Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Some experience at band 6
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of recent training
  • Learning disability experience


Essential criteria
  • Communication/interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate leadership ability and skills

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Good team member
Desirable criteria
  • Able to use own initiative
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Krissie Sadler-Brough
Job title
Ward manager
Email address
Telephone number
01246 515611
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