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Perinatal Community Psychiatric Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Perinatal Nurse to work fulltime in the Perinatal Team based at Ty Myddfai in Carmarthen.

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.

Our Health Board is at the forefront of delivering this innovative, preventative service, by fully integrating Perinatal Service provision within our routine antenatal services, offering all Specialist assessments in antenatal departments to normalise Perinatal Mental Health in our local communities.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit an experienced Perinatal Mental Health Nurse, who has experience of working with either child, adult or maternal mental health. The successful candidate will join a passionate, dynamic and creative team, who are focused on ensuring a more secure start in life, for all children, building resilience, which leads to a brighter future.

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 along with undertaking interventions.

The post holder is required to work without direct supervision. The post holder will have effective communication skills and develop positive working relationships between all healthcare professionals, statutory and voluntary agencies. Maintaining good communication across all boundaries.

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 08/12/2023.

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 (six 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.

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


  • Formal Qualification required RMN/ Degree/ Diploma in Nursing
  • Knowledge of how to identify service priorities and initiate developments
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance relevant to the post - Mental Health Act, Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010, Children's act, Safeguarding children/Adults, NICE
  • Training in Perinatal Mental health ( eg MIMS) or will work towards this


  • Additional qualification in therapeutic intervention i.e. CBT, Motivational interviewing, BFI,
  • Perinatal Mental Health Training
  • Certificate/ Diploma in Group Work
  • Certificate/ Diploma in Supervision



  • Experience of working in a Adult/ Child Mental health service
  • Advanced level of theoretical and practical knowledge and expertise acquired through in-depth theory and practice with young people and families underpinned by specialist knowledge gained from post registration experience to postgraduate diploma level.
  • Experience of mental health assessment and implementation of a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions.
  • Experience of working within a team and interagency working within the community.
  • Ability to manage a case load and to provide supervision including clinical supervision where appropriate
  • Documentary evidence of continuing professional development


  • Experience working with Perinatal Mental Health in adult mental health
  • Teaching in both clinical and academic environments
  • Experience of group work

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Ty Myddfai

Glien Road


SA31 3RB

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