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Main area
Mental Health
Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Kingsway Hospital
£31,696 - £41,787 pa
05/05/2017 23:59
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Assistant Head of Nursing

Band 7

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.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the development of in-patient (Campus) areas across Derby and Chesterfield. You will support the Heads of Nursing to provide leadership to clinicians within in-patient services and will ensure the provision of a high quality and responsive professional leadership / nursing service.

You will be supporting the Heads of Nursing to promote innovative and evidence based practice. It will include setting clinical standards in areas such as person-centred care planning, clinical records, reducing restrictive practices, and implementation of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act. You will be working with front-line colleagues to bring about improvements in the quality of care, and offering assurance through audit that clinical standards are implemented and the quality of care is sustained.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Nicola Fletcher, Interim Assistant Director of Clinical Professional Practice ( 01332 623700 Ext 33408) or Darryl Thompson, Deputy Director of Nursing & Quality Governance ( 01332 623700 Ext 33555)

If you have problems applying, contact

01332 623700 ext 31227