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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Pembroke Dock
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
Hywel Dda Health Board are currently looking to recruit Community Mental Health Nurses to join the Community Mental Health centre based at Haven Way Day Hospital in Pembroke Dock , Pembrokeshire.

This role covers the areas of South Pembrokeshire, including Narberth and surrounding area, Neyland, Pembroke and Pembroke Dock , ( and surrounding areas) , Saundersfoot and Tenby.

Hywel Dda are in the process of transforming our mental health services. In Pembrokeshire the CMHT are now co-located with the Pembrokeshire CRHT and will be working towards a joint approach to patient care with the aim of developing a single seamless service to meet the needs of our patients on an individual basis with in the CMHC.

This is your chance to work with a dedicated, hard working and friendly team as we develop the services to the best it can be for the patients in our communities and ensure excellent patient experience. We pride ourselves on the health board values and embed these into our work and culture.

Main duties of the job

Our services work through an assessment & recovery approach with people accessing secondary mental health services for severe and enduring mental illness.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development of programmes of care and the implementation and evaluation of these programmes of care for a defined clinical caseload including the role of a Care Co-ordinator within the Care Treatment Planning under the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

The post holder is required to work without direct supervision for their delegated caseload. The post holder will have effective communication skills and develop positive working relationships between all healthcare professionals, statutory and voluntary agencies. The role with cover 7 days per week and will require some weekend working.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to work in an interesting and developing service environment. You will have considerable opportunities for training and professional development.

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

Interviews will be held on 02/10/23

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

This post is advertised as a Band 6, however applicants who do not currently hold all the necessary competencies to a Band 6 level are encouraged to apply and, if successful, will be appointed under Annex 21 rules whereby 75% of the top of Band 6 will be payable during the 12 months. Applicants would be supported to develop their competencies required to fulfil the role within 12 months. Following successful completion and successful attainment of skills and competences for the role, the post holder will then be paid at band 6 (minimum point on the scale).Failure to achieve the competencies in the designated timeframe could result in re-deployment.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Professional Qualification / Registration from recognised body - i.e.: RMN, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker
  • Post-basic education in the area of practice to postgraduate diploma level
  • Post registration experience


  • Relevant degrees



  • Wide range of experience within a service related setting
  • Demonstrates achievements in developments of care standards/procedures guidelines
  • Demonstrates effective team working
  • Use of I.T. skills


  • Demonstrates research and audit experience
  • Clinical audit experience

Language skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Haven Way South Pembs Hospital

Fort Road

Pembroke Dock

SA72 6SX

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