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Community Psychiatric Nurse/ Mental Health Practitioner

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The post holder will contribute psychiatric care into a multidisciplinary team of mental health practitioners in the Kite Team. The Team is part of the integrated Tier 4 CAMHS for North Wales and will work alongside Community CAMHS and the North Wales Adolescent Service inpatient ward to provide an alternative to admission for adolescents from across North Wales.

Members of the team will work alongside community specialist CAMHS colleagues with young people and families/carers to provide specialist child and adolescent mental health assessments, formulations, treatments and short term interventions for young people experiencing acute and complex mental health problems.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for the assessment of the patients nursing care needs, and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care to meet those nursing needs.
  • Ensure that effective communication is established and maintained with patients and carers/relatives
  • Ensure patient needs are met by working collaboratively with other professionals and agencies, especially in relation to ongoing care needs and discharge arrangements
  • Provide specialist assessments and treatment packages and contribute to risk assessment and care and treatment planning in line with the Mental Health (Wales)Measure.
  • Collect, collate, evaluate and report information, maintaining accurate patient records.
  • Contribute to the development of local nursing guidelines, procedures policies etc
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations
  • Deliver high quality, evidenced based clinical care.

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

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the \Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

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 Mental Health Nurse, Part 3 or 13 NMC. OR Relevant professional qualification eg Dip Social Work, Occupational Therapy,


  • ENB 603 or equivalent.
  • ENB 998 or equivalent.
  • Diploma/ Degree in Professional Nursing.
  • RSCN or experience working in Paediatric Nursing.



  • Relevant post registration experience within CAMHS at Band 5 or above.


  • Training and experience relating to specialist CAMHS at Band 5 or above.
  • Clinical experience in an appropriate therapeutic model.
  • Line management of junior staff.
  • Teaching in both clinical and academic environments.
  • Producing and developing policies and practice guidelines



  • Ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal and liaison skills.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and client group.
  • Ability to produce clear and concise written reports.
  • Ability to be creative and deploy a positive approach to problem solving.
  • Evidence of well developed clinical skills.
  • Ability to work therapeutically with groups.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with acutely risky clientele


  • Ability to deliver presentation.



  • Evidence of well developed clinical knowledge.
  • Awareness of current National guidelines and policies in the field of CAMHS.
  • Awareness of relevant mental health legislation including Mental Health Measures.
  • Awareness of Child Protection Procedures


  • Awareness of systems.
  • Knowledge of standard setting and audit implementation.
  • Knowledge of clinical governance processes.
  • Knowledge of operational management process.



  • Ability to travel within the boundaries of North Wales in a timely manner.
  • Clearance from enhanced DBS check.


  • Flexible approach to working hours depending on the needs of the service.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Good knowledge of local services.
  • Can communicate through the medium of Welsh

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