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Mental Health Nurse

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum Pro Rata
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
BDCFT is looking for enthusiastic and innovative Band 6 Acute Liaison Psychiatry Service (ALPS) Mental Health Liaison Nurse to be an active part of a team of trained and competent professionals in liaison Mental Health, who deliver a timely and compassionate assessment which effectively sign postsservice users with mental health issues, presenting in our General Hospitals.

The successful applicants will need to be an excellent motivated practitioner, able to work within a General Hospital environment, respecting their views and methods, while simultaneously promoting Mental Health and collaborative working. In addition, close relationships and partnership working will be essential with other key stake holders such as the Voluntary Care Sector, Local Authority, Blue light services and above all the service users and their families.

Other key areas of work that the applicant will need to focus on are, trauma informed care, ensuring older adults receive an equitable service, creating safe and inclusive pathways for the intoxicated service user, a focus on the increased risks for Perinatal service users and linking in to key services to counter the impact of social deprivation.

The role will be toeffectively implement all the above, maintaining Trust values and a high enthusiasm for quality service delivery.

Closing Date: 28th July 2024

Shortlisting Date: 29th July 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of nursing care for service users within the Acute Community Services in Bradford and Airedale

Mental Health Nurses working within the Acute Community Service provide clinical risk and mental health assessment, formulation and short-term contingency planning to service users presenting in the Accident and Emergency Departments who are in mental health crisis.

Working within the community, Mental Health Nurses provide a range of face-to-face brief solution focused interventions empowering service users, carers and their families in decision making and signpost to a range of health and social care resources for support.

There is the opportunity for placements within the Acute Community Services which includes Acute Liaison Psychiatry Service, Intensive Home Treatment and First Response Service. But this role is specific to our Acute Liaison Psychiatry Service, which are based the local General Hospitals

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.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role. The role requires a minimum of 18 months post qualified experience.

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 Trusts 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 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

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Mental health care/treatment relevant to service.
  • Multi-agency working/working across service interfaces.
  • Working within a multicultural framework.


  • Teaching, training and/or supervision of clinical staff



  • Mental health care/treatment relevant to service area.
  • Relevant experience in acute mental health Nursing care.
  • Working with adults presenting in mental health crisis.
  • The role requires minimum of 18 months post qualified experience.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale General Hospital



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