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Registered Nurse - Inpatient Services

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£27,461 to £33,428 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 5 Registered Learning Disability or Mental Health Nurse, with experience of working with people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and a forensic history. We are part of Swansea Bay University Health Board's Mental Health and Learning Disability Delivery Unit.

The successful candidate will be required to work as part of a seven-day service, which includes weekend, nights and bank holidays.

Hafod Y Wennol offers a dynamic and challenging work environment, supporting adults with Learning Disabilities who present with behaviours which can challenge. We aim to provide a high quality, person centred approach based on the Positive Behaviour Support model of care.

The post is open to all nurses currently holding registration with the NMC, including newly qualified staff nurses. We offer a supportive preceptorship program for all newly qualified nurses.

If you are a Band 5 Registered Nurse who is enthusiastic and committed to delivering high quality, person centred care within a community setting and are looking for a challenge, please feel free to contact us for an informal pre-application discussion.

Main duties of the job

Hafod Y Wennol is a 6 bed locked planned assessment and rehabilitation unit. The unit provides multi-disciplinary assessment, intervention and rehabilitation of individuals assessed as ready to step down from low secure and locked rehab environments. Individuals are supported to move to more independent living within their local area.

The team comprises ofa unit manager, two clinical leads, registered nurses and health care support workers. In addition to this the team will work alongside the newly created inpatient multi-disciplinary team including: a Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, a Behaviour Specialist, an Occupational Therapist, a Speech and Language Therapist, an activities co-ordinator, a communication development officer and is supported by a Clinical Lead Nurse and a Business Manager.

The post holder will promote equality for all service users through anti discriminatory practice, supporting individuals' rights, choices, beliefs and identity and by supporting individuals through effective communication.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, a positive attitude to working with people with challenging behaviour and experience of working effectively within a multi-disciplinary environment.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and we want you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.Candidates must also be able to demonstrate commitment to developing their skills.In return the health board can offer high quality, purpose built working environment, support and training and opportunities for professional development. All staff will be offered the opportunity to achieve nationally recognized qualifications developed to meet the training needs of staff working with people with challenging behaviour.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show that our commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities, Registered Nurse Mental Health
  • Educated to degree level


  • BTEC in Positive Behaviour Support



  • Evidence of working in inpatient areas within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of working with individuals with complex health needs and behaviours which challenge
  • Evidence of working with families and carers


  • Clinical experience in Learning Disability or Mental Health Services

Aptitude and abilities


  • Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to assess clients and develop and monitor care plans
  • Evidence of presenting skills to demonstrate teaching and assessing
  • Ability to prioritise work amongst competing demands and run a span of duty

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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