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Welcome from the Director of Nursing

Thank you for your interest in joining us here in Derby. Working as a nurse at Derby Hospitals is a rewarding, patient-focused career.

 Whether you've just left schools or university, are thinking about returning to work, or want to switch career direction, we have a range of acute, specialist and community nursing opportunities which could be just right for you.

 We strongly value patient care, and have a long history of doing so. We believe in providing best care and best value and ensuring we putting the needs of our patients first at all times. With the Royal Derby Hospital, we have a £334 million state-of-the-art, purpose built hospital. 

 The Trust provides almost 100 different services, both in hospital and in the community. No two careers in nursing are the same, so whatever your interests, experience or passion there will be a role at Derby Hospitals to suit you.

 Our values reflect those in the Royal College of Nursing’s Principles of Nursing Practice. These describe what everyone can expect from nursing practice, whether colleagues, patients, their families or carers. They are also what we expect all our nurses to follow.

 Our vision is ‘Taking Pride in Caring’. If you do join us, you’ll be joining colleagues dedicated to providing compassionate care, who take pride in their work and who will do all they can to ensure when a patient is with us, their stay is a safe one and they receive the high level of care they deserve.     

 We’re committed to continuing to improve patient care at ward level. This includes dignity and respect, nutrition, infection prevention and control and pain management. We measure these aspects of care, identifying where improvements could be made and making changes happen. We have also implemented Trust-wide initiatives such as Productive Ward, which helps to ensure nurses spend as much time as possible directly caring for patients.

 As well as caring for patients, we will make sure you’re looked after. Our staff are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and well-skilled – we want it to stay this way! You will join an environment where staff are valued and invested in. In addition to mandatory training, you will have the opportunity to expand your skills and experience through a wide range of optional training courses. You will also have strong support from your colleagues and managers. We want to help you reach your full potential.

 You can apply for a job at Derby Hospitals by following the ‘how to apply’ link on the left hand side of this page. This brings up our current vacancies from the NHS Jobs website.

 I would like to wish you the very best for the application process. If you are successful I look forward to working with you in a first class environment delivering the best possible care for our patients.

 Yours faithfully

Brigid Stacey
Director of Nursing and Midwifery