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Acute Care Services Mental Health - Staff Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

An opportunity has arisen for the post of a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Band 5 on PICU Ward which is a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit in Carmarthen.

PICU Ward is a 8 bedded unit based in Hafan Derwen Hospital for male and female patients.

Main duties of the job

There is an opportunity for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our team who is interested in providing high quality, collaborative care, working in a multi-disciplinary team structure. We are looking for a motivated and dynamic individual who is able to work under pressure and join our dedicated team of staff within the acute ward.

Care and treatment is provided with an emphasis on recovery, providing hope and optimism for the future, evidenced based interventions and Psychological Therapies.

There is opportunity to learn new skills and develop professionally within a positive and challenging environment. The rota involves a variety of shift patterns including day/night duties over a 24 hour period to suit service requirements

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

Interviews will be held on 21/05/2024.

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.

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 isdesirablefor 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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Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • RMN / RNMH
  • Sound Knowledge of clinical issues within area of practice


  • Student Nurse Practice supervisor



  • 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 within area that clients may access

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Hafan Derwen


SA31 3BB

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