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Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist - Care Home Liaison

An exciting opportunity has become available for the role of a Band 6 Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist - Care Home Liaison (CHLT). CHLT provides secondary mental health care to residents in care homes over the age of 65+. We are looking for a motivated and committed mental health nurse who has the ability to assess and provide a care and treatment plan for individuals that are living with a functional and/or organic illness.

We are a highly motivated multidisciplinary team with a passion for developing/improving quality of care to aid recovery and promote quality of life for our patients.

The successful post holder will be responsible for completing 1A Assessments, WARNNS, Care and Treatment Plans independently for patients and reporting back to MDT.

Successful post holder will have to manage their caseload autonomously.

It is likely that this post will be for 6 months+, however this is subject to change.

You can expect to receive
  • Full induction
  • Monthly caseload supervision
  • Regular training

Main duties of the job

To devise, implement and follow up specialist treatments across the disease spectrum for patients within a specific group. To be a skilled practitioner providing clinical care using an extensive theoretical knowledge base and practical experience to underpin the role, while acting as a role model for the delivery of care.

To deliver specialist educational programmes to a range of healthcare professionals in relation to the specific disease including medical, nursing and Allied Health Professional staff.

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

This post is fixed term for 6 months to meet the needs of the service.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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



  • First level nurse registration
  • Degree supplemented by diploma level specialist training and short courses
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD


  • Independent prescribing Teaching and assessing in clinical practice/Teaching qualification



  • Demonstrable experience in relevant speciality
  • Significant post registration experience


  • Experience of managing own caseload in relevant speciality



  • Evidence of excellent communication skills(verbal and written)
  • Demonstrate sound IT skills Evidence of managing self- development
  • Evidence of ability to work independently
  • Demonstrate ability to influence within and outside of service, across multi / inter disciplinary groups.


  • Involvement in audit and research
  • Evidence of presenting work within and outside the organisation



  • Evidence of specific knowledge and skills in speciality

Personal Qualities


  • Evidence of ability to motivate, influence change, support staff and evaluate services
  • Evidence of professional and personal development


  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Llandough Hospital

Penlan Road


CF64 2XX

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