Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023
To provide mental health expertise in the care of adults and older people to the community multi-disciplinary team, to ensure patient care is safe and of a high quality. To work in collaboration across professional and organisational boundaries to provide a comprehensive and holistic assessment of a patients' needs to ensure they can safely remain at or return home in a timely manner.

The band 6 Mental Health Nurse will support the caseload, they will oversee and manage the risk by carrying out clinical risk assessments and mitigating the risks with a person-centred plan of care.

They will take responsibility for developing the mental health knowledge and links between the community teams.

**Previous applicants need not apply **

Main duties of the job

The Mental Health Nurse will deliver evidence-based community mental health care, supporting the most complex cases whilst providing support/education/clinical supervision to the wider Community Services teams. Provide leadership to the team on a shift-by-shift basis alongside Band 6 colleagues.

They will promote and maintain the highest attainable standard of nursing care in a community setting, ensuring information on diagnosis and care planning is appropriately documented for continuity and transparency. They will oversee and develop personalised pre-diagnostic support with people awaiting diagnosis, improving awareness to increase identification and potentially increase diagnosis rates, and embed best practice guidance within all aspects of work.

They will apply the relevant competency framework and RMN policies at an enhanced/care home specialist level, including person-centred care, therapeutic skills, non-medical prescribing, sharing knowledge, older-age care, best practice, and critical reflective practice.

In pursuing these duties the post holder will ensure compliance with the NHS Constitution and be familiar with the NHS England Guidance 'Understanding the new NHS' (details of which can be found in the links section of NHS Jobs).

About us

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

We want to attract staff who embrace our 'Right Care' behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients - we want to make these part of our DNA.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and personal specification attached to the application form, please read thoroughly before submitting an application and ensure you meet the criteria provided

Person Specification



  • Current Registration on part 3 or 13 of NMC Register ENB 998 or other teaching/ facilitating learning qualification. Nursing Degree/Diploma.


  • Relevant qualification in a related subject and / or evidence of post registration training and development



  • Relevant post registration experience of working within a hospital or community setting with a minimum of 12 months experience at senior level.
  • Experience of working with adults and older people with mental health needs and age related illnesses
  • Experience of supervising staff and Professional development reviews


  • Experience of working in community settings with patients who may have Dementia, Delirium, Depression and/or Cognitive impairment

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Skipton General Hospital

Keighley Road


BD23 2RJ

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