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Registered MH Nurse Day Service

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Working within Day Hospital services is a fantastic opportunity to develop psychological skills and work in a recovery focussed framework to support clients and maximise their potential.

Our Day Hospitals, Grand Avenue and Assessment and Recovery Unit (ARU) are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Band 5 registered nurse to join our friendly team. ARU is a day hospital developed to focus on a full holistic assessment of individuals over the age of 65 with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and dementia. This involves providing group and individual therapy promoting health and wellbeing, assessment, recovery and hope. Nurses will be given training, support and supervision to develop these skills. Day Services engage clients in creative and recreational activities to assist with building confidence and self esteem. Staff will be expected on occasions to undertake service user escort duties both into and home from Grand Avenue.

Main duties of the job

The role involves completing various assessments to create and follow through goal-focused intervention plans and working closely with the MDT - psychiatrists, community mental health nurses, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech & language therapists.

The successful applicant will hold a caseload of clients who will require regular 1:1 contact and regular contact with relatives. And will be able to
  • Demonstrate an understanding of client centred care
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of carers
  • Communicate effectively with clients and carers, both written and verbally
  • Embody the Trust's core values
  • Show a willingness to learn from co-workers and participate actively in supervision and reflective practices
  • Have an ability to work autonomously and seek support and feedback within the job role
  • Take an active participation in learning opportunities

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 17,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving over 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is Living Well, Caring Well, Working Together,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

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



  • RMN/RN in Mental Health Nursing



  • Previous experience of working in a nursing environment


  • Depending on previous experience the candidate may be expected to supervise junior staff



  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Teaching skills
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Able to manage difficult situations
  • Organised time management
  • IT skills

Special Knowledge


  • Ability to practice within the scope of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Understanding of professional nursing issues

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service
  • Enthusiastic
  • Caring nature
  • Positive change agent

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Llandough

Penlan road


CF64 2XX

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