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Mental Health Nurse - HMP Berwyn

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

Job Details

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An exciting opportunity has arisen in the mental health and learning disabilities services for an experienced, motivated and forward thinking practitioner to join a busy supportive team based at HMP Berwyn.

We are looking for mental health practitioners with a real interest in forensic mental health and whilst past experience in a forensic setting is desirable, it is not essential. Our aim is to identify staff with a strong belief in recovery and who are comfortable working closely with forensic prisoners. This type of setting will provide challenges and it is important that you have good understanding of caring for patients with acute mental health backgrounds.

Please note if your application is successful and you are invited to interview, they will be held on site at HMP Berwyn to ensure candidates have an understanding of the environment. Requests for virtual interviews will not be accepted.

Main duties of the job

This service provides an opportunity to develop an integrated team-offering specialist mental health provision to service users within the custodial environment. This will include primary and secondary mental health care caseloads with whom they will work alongside to formulate risk management plans and care planning based on robust assessment of need. This will be supported by a multi-disciplinary team based approach.

You will be approachable, energetic and resilient. You will be joining a team committed to improving the health and wellbeing of patients under our care and also supporting your professional development.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their skills within offender health and work closely within a multi-agency team to improve practice and overall experience for the service users.

We are looking for a good team player who has excellent communication skills and the ability to prioritize and manage their time effectively.

In addition, we are keen to develop employees and offer excellent progression through various career pathways and in continuing professional development opportunities such as an MSc in Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing.

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

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line withour Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crche facilities. Visit our web site

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

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



  • NMC registered MH Nurse or other appropriate professional qualification such as social work or occupational therapist
  • Up to date working knowledge of the Mental Health Act (1983)


  • Evidence of further relevant professional development
  • Leadership and management development training.



  • Experiencing of assessing service users health and wellbeing.
  • Experience of planning, delivering and evaluating complex needs.

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


HMP Berwyn

Wrexham Industrial Estate, Bridge Road


LL13 9QS

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