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Nursing Associate at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

Nursing Associate

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust Chesterfield, Derbyshire Full Time

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.

Be outstanding – join an outstanding team!

COVID-19 We recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on people in different ways. Please be reassured that at DCHS we understand this and have a risk assessment process in place, where this is needed, to ensure your safety.

IMPORTANT!! The Government recently announced their intention to make Covid Vaccination for all patient facing staff compulsory from April 2022, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Please bear this in mind when making your application as you will need to demonstrate that you meet this requirement by the 1st April 2022.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our established multi-disciplinary Community Learning Disability team.

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Nursing Associate to join our team in the High Peak and Dales locality. There may be times when you would be asked to support other Teams within North Derbyshire.

Main duties of the job

Our Multidisciplinary Team comprises of community nurses, psychologists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and Learning Disability Psychiatrists.

We work collaboratively to meet the health needs of people with a learning disability and/or autism as specified in Building the Right Support.

We support people who have additional needs such as behaviours that challenge, physical and sensory impairments, mental health and forensic issues and we work with a diverse range of partner agencies

Working for our organisation

The Purpose and Activities of DCHS?

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

From 11 November 2021, everyone working in care homes has to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by law to protect residents. As a provider of services to CQC registered care homes, we shall only employ you if you are fully vaccinated in roles that require you to work in a DCHS-led core unit or care home setting (unless you are medically exempt). Mandatory vaccination will be part of your terms and conditions of employment (unless an exemption applies)

Person specification

Education, Qualification and Training

Essential criteria

  • Registered Nursing Associate on the NMC register
  • Placement experience within the four fields of nursing
  • Experience and Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Understand the scope of the role of the Nursing Associate in the context of the team and the organisation, and how the role contributes to service development
  • Understands and acts in line with the NMC professional standards for practice contained within the code
  • Able to recognise own limitations in the context of the Nursing Associate role
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS) is one of the largest providers of specialist community healthcare in England and we currently employ around 4,500 staff. We deliver a variety of services across Derbyshire, caring for nearly 1.8 million patients each year.

    We deliver patient care through 11 community hospitals, 4 minor injury units, 29 health centres and a learning disability centre. Another key part of our service is out in the community where we care for people in their own homes via therapists, health visitors and district nurses, and promoting public health in the wider community. As a Trust we care for patients of all ages with a special focus on the needs of elderly people and the very young.

    DCHS has been recognised as a top 10 NHS organisation to work for in the UK by the Health Service Journal and NHS Employers in their Best Places to Work 2015 campaign. The Trust is also the runner-up in the category for the best NHS community trust employer.


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