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Acute Care Services Mental Health Staff Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Staff Nurse to work as part of the Multi-disciplinary Team on St Caradog Ward, Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest. The role will be to assess, plan and deliver excellent care for individuals with Mental Health needs on a 10 bedded Adult Acute Admission Ward.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to work a shift pattern, including night duty, to ensure that patients are supported with their physical, psychological and social needs across a 24/7 period. You will lead in the assessment process in relation to delivering appropriate and skilled interventions.

Full and part time hours will be considered.

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 01/07/2022.

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.

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 description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • RMN / RNMH
  • Sound knowledge of clinical issues within area of practice.
  • Student Nurse Practice supervisor
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people who have long term mental health needs and who present challenging behaviour / a high risk of violence to others.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development and must be willing to undertake identified local courses / study days and mandatory training.
  • Have understanding and knowledge of local area and facilities with are that clients may access.
Language Skills Desirable
  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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