Deputy Ward Manager/Nurse Assessor

Powys Teaching Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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This is an exciting development opportunity for an enthusiastic committed practitioner to join the adult mental health team based at Felindre unit Bronllys hospital . We are seeking to recruit an exceptional individual with excellent communication skills who would wish to develop and consolidate their experiences.

The successful candidate will work as part of a continually developing multi-disciplinary team comprising of nurses, OT's, Psychologists and Medic's.

Powys Teaching Health Board has a well-developed appraisal and supervision structure in place and actively encourages continuing professional development.

We have strong links with local universities and provide practice placements for student nurses.

The applicant should have previous inpatient/community experience and have appropriate demonstrable registration experience, with current or previous managerial responsibilities

Main duties of the job

The post holder is a senior member of the Inpatient Mental Health Team and will be responsible for the care and care coordination for a caseload of service users who are experiencing severe mental health difficulties. The post holder will take responsibility within their caseload for ensuring the assessment of health and social needs, formulation, planning, delivery and evaluation of care, support and treatment by the team, for both individuals and groups of service users including risk assessment and management, CTP, CTP reviews.

The post holder will be responsible for completing CTP assessments for patients who require out of hours assessment. The post holder will need to be competent in completing CTP assessments/risk assessment and formulation and planning outcome of assessment.

They will work collaboratively across wide ranging multi-disciplinary services and agencies to provide effective delivery of health and social care, supporting a programme of recovery and social inclusion within the area.

The post holder will also supervise junior staff who are engaged with service users within their caseload and also complete junior staff appraisals, act as a preceptor and a mentor to newly qualified members of staff and nursing students and will assume line management in the absence of the ward manager.

About us

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the people of Powys, mid Wales. As a rural health board with around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of Wales, we provide as many services as possible locally. This is mainly through GPs and other primary care services, community hospitals and community services. As we don't have a District General Hospital, we work closely with other organisations in Wales and England to provide services for the people of Powys. We always strive to deliver as many services in Powys as possible including assessment and follow ups after treatment. The health board also works closely with Powys County Council and the voluntary sector to meet the needs of the community.

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favorably than an application made in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

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 Degree level or working towards
  • Nurse Prescribing - or willing to complete
  • Training in CBT in Psychosis/ DBT training


  • ECDL



  • Knowledge and experiencing of WARRN risk assessing and assessments
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • Effective skills and knowledge of Psychosocial interventions CBT
  • Principles of recovery within a mental health setting
  • Administration, monitoring and advising on medication
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983
  • Impact of culture, social and health beliefs and opportunities on service users and an understanding of and a commitment to service user involvement and empowerment
  • Clinical Governance and how it affects practice / quality assurance
  • Mentorship/preceptorship


  • Group work Personal reviewing



  • Significant experience at Band 5 level
  • Evidence of supervising and developing Junior Staff
  • Evidence of team leading junior staff
  • Evidence of leading change or new initiatives or other service development
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Evidence of clinical audits
  • Experience of CTP/risk assessment/formulation/planning and implanting assessments / care plans/risk assessments
  • Evidence of health promotion

Aptidude and abilities


  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Demonstrates energy, enthusiasm and resilience
  • Demonstrates patient focused care
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Ability to travel
  • To communicate verbally and effectively with service users, managers and other members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Able to use computers for report writing and updating service records
  • Ability to teach others
  • Able to develop and maintain professional relationships within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to use a high degree of professional autonomy
  • Able to make critical judgements and decisions


  • Able to speak Welsh

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


Felindre Unit, Bronllys Hospital




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