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Community Mental Health Nurse Band 5

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
We are looking to recruit a highly skilled, motivated and passionate Band 5 Community Mental Health Nurse to join our Adult Community Mental Health Team in Skipton, Craven, providing care to service users in a large geographical area, covering urban and rural communities.

The post holder will be expected to work without direct supervision and be able to organise and prioritise their workload. Whilst reporting to the Team Leader, they will be capable of making autonomous clinical decisions affecting the mental health care of clients, based of their own and others' assessments and observations and requiring analysis of a complex range of information and options.

We offer a supportive work environment as well as opportunities for further progression and learning.

As a clinician you are not only supporting service users through what can often be the most challenging of times, you are also mentoring them to become the best version of themselves.

Main duties of the job

To manage a complex caseload of clients in the community and to work towards ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all service users, their families, and carers.

To work in partnership with service users, families, and carers to achieve identified goals and to support recovery and reintegration by adopting a fully holistic approach to needs.

To accurately record clinical information into our systems including risk assessments, care plans, care act assessments, crisis and contingency plans.

To work as part of our duty service triaging calls and signposting to address identified needs.

To work within a fully integrated and jointly managed Community Mental Health Team alongside Local Authority social care staff and managers and to liaise and feedback on all aspects of service user care.

To assess any social care needs of your caseload and look to source and arrange these in line with the operational policies.

Depending on role to administer intra-muscular medication and monitoring treatment plans and to ensure that nursing policies are implemented and maintained, and that agreed standards of nursing care are achieved.

To work in a supported autonomous manner and to be able to plan and prioritise workload.

To demonstrate effective networking skills to work in collaboration with a range of other services and external agencies.

To actively participate in the flexible formats of team supervision and support.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

A 'Welcome' Payment of �1000 for new employees starting in a band 5 nurse role - 50% to be paid on appointment and 50% after 6 months in post.

Relocation Expenses up to �8000 subject to circumstances and eligibility.

Interview Expenses subject to eligibility.

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We welcome applications from newly qualified or student nurses reaching the end of training.

Applicants who will be newly qualified on appointment will undertake a 12 month Preceptorship programme provided by BDCFT as a mandatory requirement. This is a supportive, developmental programme designed to support the transition from student nurse to Registered Band 5 practitioner.

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role.

Closing: 26th September 2023

Shortlist: 27th September 2023

Interview: 5th October2023

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Nursing Certificate (RMN). Current Registration on part 3 or part 13 of UKCC register.


  • FLiCP/SLiP (or equivalent).



  • Experience of working, or placement in a Community Mental health setting


  • Experience of being clinical adviser to junior staff or students.
  • Worked as Named Nurse/Primary Nurse/Key worker/Team Leader.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Craven CMHT - Skipton Hospital

Keighley Road


BD23 2RJ

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