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Community Mental Health Nurse -Community Mental Health Assessment Team

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2024
We welcome applications to join us at the Community Mental Health Assessment Team.

The Post Holder will be responsible for the triage/assessment of routine referrals to the assessment team, signposting to other agencies when appropriate and to the wider CMHT.

They will hold a short term caseload and be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

The post holder will provide high standards of skilled mental health care to individuals and their families. The role will include active participation in the service planning and development of the nursing and multi-disciplinary teams.

The post holder will provide clinical supervision and support to junior members of the team and actively promoting the values and policies of the service and the Trust.

The Community Mental Health Nurse will be an active member of the multi disciplinary team and will work in close co-operation with secondary and primary care based professionals, other community agencies such as Housing, Probation, Police, Children Schools & Families and other Voluntary and Third Sector Agencies.

Community Mental Health services are fully integrated teams that are operated jointly with Bradford Metropolitan District Council and all staff within the teams will be expected to deliver health and social care outcomes for service users.

Main duties of the job

  • To manage a caseload of clients in the community
  • To triage and assess routine referrals into the CMHT
  • To input data in the clinical information system: e.g. including risk assessments, care plans, CPA, crisis and contingency plans
  • To work as a part of duty/day co-ordinator service within the CMH AT
  • To supervise and mentor student nurses
  • To demonstrate effective networking skills and ensure a holistic approach to meet service user needs.
  • To work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of service users and their families
  • To work in partnership with service users and carers to achieve goals and to support recovery and reintegration within communities
  • To provide appropriate feedback and liaison with MDT on all aspects of service user care.
  • To ensure that agreed standards of nursing care within the team are achieved.
  • To actively participate in the flexible formats of team supervision and support.
  • To initiate, develop and assist in the trial of new ideas for the improvement of services to service users in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.
  • To ensure that nursing policies are implemented and maintained
  • To comply with legal and professional requirements
  • To have ability to identify, facilitate and support developments and initiatives within the service delivery of nursing and multi-disciplinary team
  • To work within a fully integrated and jointly managed Community Mental Health Team alongside Local Authority social care staff and managers.

About us

Right to Work in the UK

Prior to your appointment you will be asked to provide confirmation of your right to work and reside in the UK. During your continued employment with the Trust, you have a personal responsibility to notify your manager as soon as possible should there be any changes to your right to work status.

Regrettably, if the role is not eligible for sponsorship under the Trust's eligibility criteria, the Trust are unable to extend your employment beyond the expiration of your current visa. The Trust is not responsible or liable for ensuring that your employment continues after this period.

As a condition of continuous employment, it is essential you maintain the legal right to work in the United Kingdom throughout the duration of your employment with Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT). Any change in your right-to-work status, including but not limited to, visa expiration, revocation, or denial of renewal, may impact your eligibility for employment with the Trust. It is your responsibility to promptly inform your Line Manager of any changes in your right-to-work status immediately, and to provide necessary documentation for verification purposes. Failure to obtain or renew your visa in a timely manner is a breach of employment conditions and will result in termination of your employment. We appreciate your attention to this matter and your commitment to fulfilling this requirement promptly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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 peoples 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.

The Trust reserves the right to close this position early if a significant number of applications are received .

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

Person Specification



  • Current full UK, NMC Registration



  • At least two years post-registration nursing experience.


  • Experience of working in a community mental health setting.
  • Excellent standard of professional communication skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


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