The primary focus of the role is to work as an advanced, autonomous practitioner providing patient-centred clinical care, encompassing the skills of assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients. The Advanced Practitioner will work across the 4 pillars of practice - Leadership & Management, Clinical, Education, Research and Development, as outlined in the Framework for Advanced Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Practice in Wales 2010 (FANMAHPPW). The post is intended to provide improved outcomes for Eating Disorders Service patients by improving timeliness and consistency of care.
The post holder will be expected to exercise a high degree of personal professional autonomy and make critical judgments to satisfy the expectations and demands of the role. Guided by health, organisational or broad occupational policies, but in most situations the post holder will need to establish the way in which these should be interpreted and advise relevant stakeholders accordingly. Will be expected work at an advanced clinical level within their level of competence and to work flexibly as part of the team.
Will be expected to act as a practice leader, managing their own workload and work across professional, organisational, agency and system boundaries to improve services and develop practice. Participate in networks, locally, regionally and nationally. The post holder will assess and manage risk and proactively challenge others about risk.Main duties of the job
To work within the Eating Disorders Service (SCAMHS as well as transition cases to adult) undertaking assessments, interventions, medication reviews, medical management and provide leadership and support for team colleagues. Provide mental health assessment, treatment planning and support for patients known to the Eating Disorders team within hospital and community settings. Develop and implement care plans for patients.
To undertake the role of Care and Treatment Plan (CTP) coordinator for a small number of patients, taking responsibility for initiating planning and review of care plans and risk assessments. Be able to assess, diagnose, treat/manage, evaluate, refer and discharge. Carries out non-medical prescribing in line with legislation. Manage complexity, uses critical thinking and analytical skills to underpin sound judgement, and ethical decision making.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Interviews to be held on 1st December 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 (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 descriptionJob 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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https://fb.watch/hzQjE8HzTN/Person SpecificationQualifications and KnowledgeEssential
- Registered Mental Health Nurse
- Relevant Masters Degree/180 credits at Level 7 (Masters) in relevant area
- Non-Medical Prescriber, or willingness to commit to undertake in line with future service development
- Evidence of higher level of practice development within specialist area
- Extensive previous experience of working within specialty area
- Demonstrable experience of complex decision making
- Leadership and management experience
- Significant experience where a degree of autonomous working has been required
- Experience of multi-professional working
Language SkillsDesirable Employer detailsEmployer name
- People management experience
- Teaching and education assessment experience
Hywel Dda University Health BoardAddress
TBC - Carmarthen
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