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Community Mental Health Nurse - Newtown CMHT (Bro Hafren)

Powys Teaching Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
Adult Mental Health -Locality - Newtown, Powys

The post holder will work within an established, integrated, multidisciplinary team, focusing upon individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems.

Responsibility for the care co-ordination and case management of a defined caseload of clients with complex and challenging needs as definedwithin Parts 2 and 3 of The Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

Within their role as Care Co-ordinator the post holder will facilitate thepromotion and maintain a high standard of nursing care adhering to currentlegislation, professional and corporate guidelines.

Main duties of the job

Work within Powys Teaching Health Board policies and procedures. Facilitate User and Carer involvement in all aspects of service delivery. Assist the Team Manager with the management and organisation of their clinical area. Responsible for the care co-ordination of a designated caseload of clients with severe and enduring mental health problems.

Ensure that the (Wales) Mental Health Measure (2010) legislative standards are adhered to and met. Assess and manage the care of clients with complex risk behaviours.

Responsibility for formulating and developing standard and complex, outcome focused care and treatment plans. Co-ordinate and facilitate, in conjunction with the care plan, appropriate resources (e.g. Welfare Rights, Housing Agencies, Voluntary Agencies, Day Services etc.) Ensure effective lines of communication are maintained with Inpatient. Monitor and evaluate commissioned services utilised within the care packages.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

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

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

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Psychiatric Understanding of clinical governance.
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse and Registered with the NMC
  • Educated to diploma level
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of current Mental Health Legislation and practice
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety Legislation
  • Knowledge of mental health issues
  • Knowledge of research based and evidence-based interventions
  • Knowledge and application of care and treatment plans
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 for those parts of the Act that directly affect the Community


  • Risk assessment
  • Evidence of personal development to degree level or equivalent



  • Sound understanding of community and multidisciplinary working
  • Knowledge of mental health working in nursing
  • Evidence of supervisory experience


  • Experience of working within a Community Mental Health setting

Apitude and abilities


  • Range of assessment skills for community working
  • Good communication skills
  • Multidisciplinary teamwork skills
  • Care planning and problem solving skills
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Good medication management skills including facilitation of medication clinics
  • Committed to raising the standards of clinical care
  • Ability to manage resources


  • Motivational skills
  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Mentor and Assessor skills
  • Management of medication clinics, e.g.: Clozapine monitoring

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


Adult Community Mental Health Team

Fan Gorau, Llanfair Road


SY16 2DW

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