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Community Mental Health Nurse

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Aberystwyth
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
21 May 2024
Hywel Dda Health Board are currently looking to recruit a Full-time Community Mental Health Nurse to join the Community Mental Health Team, based at Gorwelion Resource Centre, Aberystwyth.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to work in an interesting and developing service environment. You will have considerable opportunities for training and professional development.

Our services work through an assessment & recovery approach with people accessing secondary mental health services for severe and enduring mental illness.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development of programmes of care and the implementation and evaluation of these programmes of care for a defined clinical caseload including the role of a Care Coordinator within the Care Treatment Planning under the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

The post holder is required to work without direct supervision for their delegated caseload. The post holder will have effective communication skills and develop positive working relationships between all healthcare professionals, statutory and voluntary agencies. Maintaining good communication across all boundaries.

Main duties of the job

Gorwelion CMHT are looking for an enthusiastic, forward thinking individual who has a positive approach to management of change, and whose main duties will include:

To adopt a systematic approach to all patient care, taking responsibility for all stages of assessment, planning , implementation and evaluation of patient care., working explicitly within the requirements of the Welsh Mental Health Measure.

Management of a delegated caseload.

Participate as an active member of the CMHT and liaise with other agencies and teams as required

To recognize the involvement of carers and to provide and identify support for them as appropriate

To participate in the provision of Duty Officer.

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 03/06/2024

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 (six 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.

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.

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Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge

Essential

  • RMN
  • Post-basic education in the area of practice to postgraduate diploma level
  • Post registration experience


Desirable

  • Relevant degrees


Experience

Essential

  • Wide range of experience within a service related setting
  • Demonstrates achievements in developments of care standards/procedures guidelines
  • Demonstrates effective team working
  • Use of I.T. skills


Desirable

  • Demonstrates research and audit experience
  • Clinical Audit experience


Language Skills

Desirable

  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)


Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Address

Gorwelion Resource Centre

Llanbadarn Road

Aberystwyth

SY23 1HB

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

100-NMR159-0524

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