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Secure Services & Forensic inpatient Mental Health Staff Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Closing date
28 May 2024
An exciting opportunity for a registered mental health staff nurse to join our team on the Low Secure Unit.

Cwm Seren Low Secure Unit is a purpose built 14 bedded Low Secure Unit that provides assessment and treatment for individuals with enduring and complex mental health problems and covers the catchment area of Hywel Dda.

Care and Treatment is provided through CTP with an emphasis on recovery, providing hope and optimism for the future, evidenced based interventions and psychological therapies.

Various full and part time hours are available.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will deliver a variety of care and treatment interventions and possess good communication skills, demonstrate a willingness to develop in the staff nurse role and be willing to work flexibly within the team.

The successful candidate will have access to regular clinical and managerial supervision.

The role will encompass the patients journey through secure services and the transition work into the community.

The role will support the individual on their journey through the inpatient admission and into the community, with comprehensive transition plans that will require outreach from the ward.

The team consists of Healthcare Support Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, a Peer Mentor, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Doctors and a Consultant Psychiatrist.

Interviews to be held on 5/6/24

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 12,000 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 and Knowledge


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


  • Practice Supervisor and/or Assessor for student nurses.
  • Additional training in risk assessment and risk management.



  • 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
  • Experience working within an inpatient mental health setting
  • Experience of secure mental health settings

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Cwm Seren, Hafan Derwen


SA31 3BB

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