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Community Mental Health Nurse

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023
The post holder will provide high standards of skilled mental health nursing care to individuals and their families within a defined geographical area. The role will include active participation in the planning and development of the nursing and multi-disciplinary teams.The management and care of a defined case load within the community.The provision of guidance, support, mentorship and leadership to all nursing staff, fellow health/social care workers and partner agencies.

This post is fixed term for 9 months to meet the needs of the service

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Registered Mental health nurse looking to gain secondment with the Arfon community mental health team (North Gwynedd). You will have excellent communication skills, be self motivated, proactive and committed to the promotion of innovation for service delivery.

The successful candidate will hold a complex caseload of individuals aged 18-65 with severe and enduring mental health issues and will work collaboratively to assess the needs and create care & treatment plans to meet the identified needs and risks identified. The post holder will be required to work independently and liaise with a variety of agencies and third sector organisations plus the individual's carers and family members.

You will have exceptional communication skills and the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships, demonstrating a 'can do' attitude'.

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

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted 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

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate a high standard of client care using a recognised nursing care model.Ensure the provision and maintenance of a high standard of nursing care to clients.Co-ordinate input of other health care team members to ensure effective care delivery including client/carers education.Evaluate the delivery of care provided by self or other health and social care professionals and take action as appropriate.

Responsible for the implementation and facilitation of the Mental HealthMeasure (MHM) in meeting clients health and social care needs, liaising with all interested parties and ensuring MHM paperwork is updated, agreed, signed and disseminated.

Promote positive health and work towards the prevention of physical and psychological ill health.Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, directing, encouraging and leading therapies ensuring that they are delivered effectively.Ensure an effective therapeutic environment is maintained at all times.

Participate in the duty/crisis rota for Ynys Mon Mental Health Services, carrying out specific duties as outlined and processing team referrals, advising and directing to appropriate services.Be responsible for providing accurate assessment of referred cases to determine the suitability for continued intervention.Prepare for and contribute to appropriate clinical team and other multi professional meetings, leading the meetings when directed or in the absence of the manager.Monitor and administer prescribed psychotropic medication, liaising closely with prescribers with due regard to assessed effectiveness and the management of adverse effects.Discuss with Deputy County Manager any aspects of work, which causes concern or anxiety.Be conversant with Mental Health Law and apply this knowledge to nursing practice, and oversee its application by junior staff.Attend and contribute to relevant meetings and reviews, legal hearings and case conferences, providing written and verbal reports.Provide advice and guidance, and support to junior staff in respect to attendance at reviews, hearings and case conferences.Maintain ability to use de-escalation, safe holding and breakaway techniques as appropriate, subject to relevant training according to BCUPolicy.In addition to BCU mandatory training the post holder must undertake specific job related mandatory training as documented in the CPG Training Plan.Work flexible hours including occasionally outside office hours on a planned basis in order to meet service needs.

Person Specification



  • Valid Mental Health Nurse Regisration
  • Knowledge and Skills


  • Significant clinical experience



  • Ability to speak welsh


  • Additional relevant training

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Hergest Unit, Ysbyty Gwynedd



LL57 2PW

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