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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/10/2021.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Job Reference: 453-A-21-3490112

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Acute Liaison Psychiatry Service
Bradford Royal Infirmary & Airedale General Hospital, Bradford & Steeton
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum

Bradford District Care Trust is an award-winning Trust that provides a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally. As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual’s needs.

The Trust’s purpose is to create connected communities and help people to feel as healthy as they can be at every point in their lives and our vision is to connect people to the best quality care, when and where they need it and be a national role model as an employer and provide our staff with the best place to work.

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

BDCFT is looking for an enthusiastic and innovative Band 7 Advanced Nurse Practitioners to help build and clinically lead a team of trained and competent professionals in Acute Liaison Psychiatry Services, who will deliver a timely and compassionate assessment which effectively sign posts service users with mental health issues, presenting in local general hospitals.


BDCFT has run a successful, small team of Mental Health nurses for many years within the Emergency Departments at Airedale General Hospital and Bradford Royal Infirmary. This role will be to help manage the extra resources commissioned in line with the national CORE 24 guidance to build on the teams already considerable attributes, to deliver an effective 24 hours a day Multi-Disciplinary service. A key aim of the team is to readdress the imbalance present between the services offered to those with Mental Health issues and those with Physical Health problems.


The successful applicant will need to be an expert in the clinical management of those in mental health crisis and relapse. They will also be an excellent negotiator, 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 Bradford and Airedale districts are eclectic and multi-cultural, the successful applicant will fully appreciate this and champion non-judgmental views which are factored into their decision making and planning.


The role will be to effectively implement all the above, maintaining high levels of care, clinical leadership and will require a pragmatic, focused, and committed individual.

Shortlisting date: 4th October 2021
Interview date: Week commencing 11th October 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

NamePete GarlandJob titleClinical ManagerEmail addressPeter.Garland@bdct.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

Bernard Hughes

We would welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently under represented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

The trust values and support applicants with special educational need and disability (SEND), recognising the Code of Practice and the national strategy for autistic children, young people and adults.

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and homes lives and support staff by offering a range of benefits including nursery facilities. We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

We want to understand how you demonstrate the values, skills and knowledge that we are looking for. Please ensure that you read the job description and person specification attached below as this will help you complete your application.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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