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Staff Nurse - Regional Medium Secure Forensic Mental Health Service

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and motivated Registered Mental Health or Learning Disabilities Nurses within our Regional, Medium Secure, Forensic Mental Health Unit. At this exciting time the successful candidates will have the opportunities to be involved in the modernisation of secure services across Wales.

The role of the Registered Nurse within this service entails being an integral part of not only the delivery of high standard patient care to a diverse patient population, but also being very much involved in the discussions, planning and implementation of the modernisation agenda, from changes to the infrastructure of the service to, enhancing the models of care and to be part of continuing to create and shape a highly skilled, motivated and resilient Forensic nursing workforce.

Alongside this strategic work, the post holder will be expected to take charge of the ward on a regular basis and will act as a primary nurse to allocated patient/s.

The successful candidate will be part of not only a ward based team, but also part of the broader Multi Professional/Multi Disciplinary teams that are co-located within the clinic. This also enhances the opportunities available in terms of increased access to supervision, reflective practice and coaching.

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

Main duties of the job

Please refer to the detailed Job Description and Personal Specification for more detail. In summary :

To help to support and enable each individual under you care to improve and maintain their own health, independence and recovery within the ward/clinical setting, assisting them to gain new skills, values and promoting self direction and social inclusion.

To provide person-centred care, with a shared responsibility for positive risk taking, whilst also adhering to the public protection elements of the role.

Both career, skills and academic development prospects are accessible within the clinic, this will be actively encouraged and supported. Internal rotational opportunities are available, which allow you the ability to experience all aspects of the Forensic MS Mental Health Service, that ranges from the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit to the rehabilitation and recovery ward.

Having opportunities to assess patients who have been referred into MS services from different areas, such as court, prison or stepping down from High Secure services such as Ashworth, Rampton and Broadmoor. This role will be best suited to a dynamic individual who works well within a supportive team, enjoys being challenged and is able to adapt to the changing needs of this patient population.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

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



  • 1st level Registered Nurse - Mental Health or Learning Disabilities


  • Demonstrates effective written, oral and electronic/virtual communication skills
  • Experience of working within a mental health or Forensic setting



  • Is able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of secure services and the needs of the patient population
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of maintaining patient, staff and public safety within the context of the role


  • Experience and ability to work well as part of a broader MDT
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Caswell Clinic Medium Secure Forensic Mental Health Unit - Glanrhyd Hospital Site

Tondu Road


CF31 4LN

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