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Community Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
27 Feb 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Intensive Home Treatment Team based Lynfield Mount Hospital (Bradford)

We are looking for a qualified Community Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker (Band 6) to join our busy team. (Occupational Therapists and Social Workers will be expected to work generically within the teams).

You will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care to adult service users of all ages. We do work with under 18's (16/17 year old's if choosing to use adult services). This role includes, working with older adult mental health conditions in service users' home environment. You will contribute to the supervision and development of junior staff and regularly be Shift Co-Ordinator for the team. This includes, taking and making referrals to and from other health professionals and acute care services. The service is a 24 hour service and includes working nights.

You will have at least 2 years' experience as a registered mental health nurse. Ideally, working in an acute mental health setting. If interviewed, you should be able to demonstrate very good knowledge of relevant mental health practices specific to intensive home treatment team and all age adult mental health conditions.

Closing date 25th February 2024

Shortlisting 26th February 2024

Interview TBC

Main duties of the job

- To provide care and interventions, risk and safety management and safeguarding of all age adult patients (including 16/17 year old's if choosing to use adult services) involved with the Intensive Home Treatment Team (IHTT)

.- To engage in regular supervision with the Team Manager/Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Discuss, reflect and find solutions to challenges experienced in the role.

- To deliver a high standard and quality service which enables patients to be supported throughout their care pathway whilst promoting independence and protecting choice, dignity, privacy and safety

.- To work in support of other allied health care professionals and services in the assessment, planning, and evaluation of care and treatment.

- To communicate effectively with other services of the Care Trust, other health care professionals and with the patient family, carers/ visitors to ensure holistic care is delivered.

- To supervise and delegate work to, Senior Healthcare Support Workers

.- To be Shift Co-ordinator in the team. Including, triage of referrals, inpatient services link worker and covering Bed Management

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 :

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

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

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Mental Health
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Clinical supervision qualification.
  • Post Graduate level education in psychological therapy.
  • Teaching (clinical practice) qualification/certificate or equivalent experience.



  • 2 Years post qualification experience
  • Mental health care/treatment relevant to service.
  • Working with people presenting in mental health crisis.
  • Multi-agency working/working across service interfaces.
  • Working within a multicultural framework.


  • Older adult age related illness and conditions
  • Experience of teaching/leadership of others.



  • Evidenced based clinical interventions relevant to the service.
  • Relevant specialist clinical courses/training.
  • Models of care and treatment relevant to working with people in mental health crisis
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • SystmOne PAS.



  • Assessing, formulating and working with people presenting in heightened state of distress.
  • Communicating (oral and written) complex/highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Clinical risk assessment and contingency planning.
  • Able to meet the service needs for mobility across the geographical area covered


  • Brief psychological interventions/strategies for managing crisis.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Lynfield Mount Hospital

Heights lane



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