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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Rehabilitation/Complex Discharge Planning
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Clay Cross Hospital
Clay Cross
£25,655 - £31,534 pa
Salary period
26/10/2021 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

Are you able to demonstrate excellent clinical, communication and organisational skills with a willingness to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service?

If you are, we want to hear from you!

We are one of the first organisations in the country to implement the amazing Nursing Accreditation Assessment system called Quality Always which allows us to deliver high-quality, safe care at all times.

We are looking for  a Staff Nurse to help drive forward our bespoke DCHS Quality Always on Alton Ward at Clay Cross Hospital.

Main duties of the job

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care in the most efficient and clinically-effective way, whilst maintaining the patient's privacy and dignity.

To provide advice and support to junior staff in the delivery of high-quality care and actively support the Ward Manager in the management of the healthcare environment.

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 people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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Alton Ward is currently a 11-bedded  ward that delivers rehabilitation care and  complex discharge planning to our frail elderly population embedding the 6 Cs in everything that we do. 

We are seeking a Staff Nurse who is able to deliver excellent clinical and organisational skills. The post holder will be dynamic and have a clear vision of what excellent patient care looks and feels like.

This post is a permanent inpatient position within DCHS.

This is an exciting time moving forward in DCHS and you could be a part of the future.

DCHS is a forward-thinking organisation and here at Clay Cross we aspire to deliver excellent standards of care, professional development and offer many opportunities to progress county-wide within a number of services, which could include community nursing, quality department.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Nursing qualification
  • Evidence of recent training
Desirable criteria
  • Leg Ulcer Management (N18)
  • Continence Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Infection Control
  • Tissue Viability Management
  • Student Mentorship


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of research based/reflective practice


Essential criteria
  • Written and recording skills
  • IT Skills
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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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Francesca Casolo / Sandra Elliott
Job title
Ward Manager/ Ward Sister
Email address
Telephone number
01246 252916

If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor Kingsway House (Entrance D)
DE22 3LZ
01332 564856, option 1, option 1 / 07900 134410 (please note, my normal working days are Wed, Thu, Fri)