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Team Lead Inpatient Services

Powys Teaching Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be responsible for all clinical aspects of the post, as well as day to day line management of the Community Mental Health Teams in an identified geographical area, including co-coordinating and deploying resources within varied environments.

Responsibility to provide leadership for a Mental Health Team.Ensure that nursing care is delivered to the highest standard at all times ensuring staff are kept motivated and up to date with new and innovative practices in the service while encouraging a collaborative approach to the delivery of care.

Ensure the philosophy of person-centred care is shared by the team, the patient/carer being central to the care planning process.Participation in the delivery of service objectives, performance management, budgetary controls and service targets is an integral part of the role, as well as providing expert knowledge and advice to a wide range of service providers and users of the service, as well as management of their own caseload.

Main duties of the job

Service Delivery

Management of a caseload.

Training & Supervision

Service Development

Continuous Professional Development

Service Users & Carers

Managerial Responsibilities

Responsibilities for Staff

Educational Responsibilities

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work with the Service Manager to ensure that the team provides an appropriate service to the public within current legislation, regulations, guidance and the Health Board policies and procedures.

Participate in the team planning process.

Adopt a flexible attitude to the duties of the post. These may have to be varied, after discussion with the post-holder, due to the changing needs of the service, but in keeping with the employing partners requirements of the post.

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

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Mental Health degree or significant demonstrable experience in Mental Health
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • In depth understanding and knowledge of relevant legislation including the NHS and Community Care Act, Mental Health Act 2007 and Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and how it affects practice
  • Knowledge of IT systems
  • Knowledge of Care and Treatment Plan process
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety
  • Demonstrable understanding of performance management
  • Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding process


  • PQ6/Practice Teacher Award
  • Management or Leadership qualification (e.g. NVQ level 4)



  • Post qualifying experience of working within an adult mental health environment
  • Experience of student supervision
  • Experience of staff caseload supervision and providing professional guidance and support for colleagues
  • Experience of working with people experiencing or recovering from mental illness
  • Experience of working with service users who may have forensic histories or contact with the police or courts
  • Experience of working within the Care and Treatment Process
  • Evidence of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of people management
  • Evidence of having influenced practice or service development
  • Experience of managing risk in the community
  • Experience of providing short-term interventions and psychological therapies


  • Extensive post qualifying experience of working within mental health environment within a range of therapeutic environments
  • Experience of practice teaching
  • Evidence of leading change or new initiatives or other service developments
  • Experience of post basic training

Aptitude & Abilities


  • Ability to assess and devise care and treatment plans in a creative manner
  • Skilled Assessor
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to work in partnership with others
  • Ability to evaluate and present service effectiveness
  • Ability to lead on team development
  • Ability to manage and coordinate care for a complex caseload
  • Ability to motivate others towards agreed goals
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of professional autonomy and make critical judgements
  • Ability to organise, chair and facilitate meetings
  • Ability to manage crisis and achieve positive outcomes
  • Ability to assimilate information, make decisions and to achieve positive outcomes
  • Ability to support staff through the process of change
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to delegate tasks
  • Ability to manage work effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and team working skills


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Can demonstrate PTHB Values



  • Ability to work flexibly within the requirements of the post including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Commitment to development of services that promote social inclusion and independence
  • Commitment to equality of opportunity
  • Understand and respect the principles of confidentiality
  • Ability to travel independently to meet the requirements of the post

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


Ystradgynlais Community Hospital Tawe Ward

Glanrhyd Rd, Ystradgynlais, Swansea SA9 1AU



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