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Mental Health Clinical Co-ordinator

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen in the Clinical Coordination Team in the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Directorate.

The successful applicant will provide clinical and operational support and expertise in the Hywel Dda area of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities. The post holder must be able to work autonomously, to ensure the safe and effective running of the Mental Health Services, and ensure effective patient flow.

The service covers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the post holder will be required to work a variable shift pattern covering weekdays, evenings, nights and weekends.

The post holder be working closely with the Police services and also Welsh Ambulance Services, as well as other partnership agencies.

Main duties of the job

This role will be responsible for managing patient flow issues, staffing problems and the management of clinical incidents and will be responsible for effectively liaising with all partnership agencies.

The successful candidate will need to be confident, motivated and innovative and an excellent role model for the Health Board values. Excellent communication skills are essential for this post, along with a good knowledge of The Mental Health Act. The post holder would also be required to travel between all sites, when required.

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 31/05/2024.

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 (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 provide 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)
  • Have or with equivalent experience prepared to undertake a recognised management qualification and or a specialist qualification related to working with individuals with serious enduring mental illness at postgraduate Masters level
  • Highly developed Specialist knowledge and expertise acquired through a combination of in depth experience and advanced training skills developed through specialist post registration training to Masters level
  • Highly specialist knowledge of clinical area and client group required to perform effectively in the post



  • Leadership skills, current experience in area of practice or similar
  • Previous experience of supervising staff
  • Relevant previous experience of working in a multi professional/ agency setting


  • Experience at manager/ leadership role
  • Experience in management of out of hours service

Language skills


  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Prince Phillip Hospital


SA14 8QF

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