Bradford Courts Mental Health Nurse

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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BDCFT is looking for two enthusiastic Band 6 Mental Health professionals to be an active part of a team of trained and competent professionals in the Mental Health Criminal Justice Team, who deliver a timely and compassionate assessment which effectively sign posts service users with mental health issues identified within the Criminal Justice System.

This role will be to provide a service in partnership with the Liaison & Diversion team, with key aims of providing concise Court Reports jointly with other agencies such as Probation, Court Systems and Legal Representatives and to compassionately signpost service users into appropriate care and support

The successful applicants will need to be a motivated practitioner, able to work independently, but have the ability to work alongside other agencies whilst respecting their views and methods and 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, Court Services, Probation 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 all 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.

Main duties of the job

  • Job Purpose:

  • You will be employed by Bradford District Care Foundation Trust (BDCFT) working within the existing Liaison and Diversion Team in Bradford through partnership working agreement

    To complete Mental Health assessments / screening during in partnership with the Criminal Justice System and other agencies to determine the level of risk to people with mental health issues.

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

    The post holder will work within office hours, in partnership with agencies of the Criminal Justice System, including Probation, Crown Prosecution Service, defence solicitors, barristers, Clerks of Court, Magistrates, Crown Court, and prison services.

    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 always 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.

    Support the Team Manager in the management of staff, meeting quality standards, implementing policy, managing change and delivering innovation.

    Closing Date: 4th September 2022

    Shortlisting Date: 5th September 2022

    Interview Date: 12th, 13th & 14th September 2022

    About us

    We are a provider of award winning, high quality mental health, community and learning disability services that look after the 'whole person', caring for their physical and mental health needs. We work with individuals, their carers and our partners to ensure that people get the right care, in the right place with the right support.

    Our health care services cover all ages, so if you live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven.

    We know that you want your care to be delivered in your own home, or as close to your home as possible and we are committed to providing high quality community care tailored to your needs.

    Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: - We Care, We Listen, We Deliver

    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

    Job description Job responsibilities
    1. Managing Self
    • Participate in regular supervision (both Management & Clinical)
    • Be able to work independently
    • Ability to prioritise workload.
    • High level of written and oral communication
    • Be able to make independent clinical decisions
    • Attend all mandatory training.
    • Participate annually identifying, developing, and agreeing your own development plan with your line manager using the Trust Appraisal process.
    • Comply with all Trust policies, procedures and protocols including Professional appearance policy.
    • Pay regard to materials and equipment.
    • Carry out duties with due regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunity Policy.
    • Seek advice and support from your line manager whenever necessary.
  • Staff Supervision and Support
    • Supports the wider Court MH Nurses through organised meetings and peer support groups provided by the West Yorkshire Liaison & Diversion Service.
    • Provides training and mentorship to students.
    • Supports the maintenance of good working relationships across different professions, disciplines, and teams.
  • Safeguarding

  • All staff members have a duty to report any concerns they have about the safety or well being of adult service users, members of their families, including children. Employees should be aware of their roles & responsibilities to both prevent and respond appropriately to abuse. They should undertake the safeguarding training required for their particular role.
  • Core Values:

  • Below is the Trusts Vision, Aims and Corporate Priorities. The Corporate Priorities are what the Board has identified as specific priorities for focus.

    The Trusts vision statement is:

    To provide the best possible care for the people of Bradford, Airedale and Craven and to be recognised as one of the countrys leading providers of integrated community health care services.

    Aim 1: To provide a top quality service

    Aim 2: To achieve excellence in patient experience

    Aim 3: To ensure great relationships between the Trust, its staff and stakeholders

    Aim 4: To deliver excellent value for money







    Written Test Will be emailed on shortlisting and to be returned on date of interview. This can be returned either by printing it off and bringing it with yourself or emailed over the completed document.

    Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • oRegistered Mental Health Nursing Certificate (RMN)
    • oCurrent Registration on part 3 or part13 of NMC register or other professional register for a minimum of 3 years
    • Professional qualification at Diploma/Degree level
    Experience Essential
    • cent experience of completing first assessments and making autonomous clinical risk decisions.
    • oExperience of utilising theoretical and practical knowledge to engage and assess people with complex mental health needs
    • oAbility to produce written reports
    • oExperience of carrying out complex risk assessment and the management of associated risks
    • oDemonstrate ability to be flexible, self-motivated, and work in M.D.T. setting and ability to work with Partnership agencies.
    • oThe post holder will have the ability to independently coordinate the care of a defined set of service users including complex situations and offer support to junior members of the service as required.
    • oWill ensure junior staff have defined tasks that contribute to the clinical care of the service users as defined
    • oWill cover and support team members during times of annual leave or unexpected leave of absences.
    • oTo use professional judgement and exercise professional accountability in all aspects of clinical practice

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