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Inpatient Registered Mental Health Nurse

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Caerleon, Newport
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Adferiad provides an ideal setting for Registered Nurses who will enhance their clinical and managerial skills or for newly qualified staff to gain experience of an acute setting. This post would enable applicants to access the Journey of Excellence (JoE) professional development programme aligned to the learning and development opportunities offered within the Health Board.

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering high quality person centred care with the ability to communication and work effectively with patients, carers and other professionals. A good understanding of risk management and the Care Treatment Plan (CTP) process is desirable. Ability to work as part of a team with high levels of motivation and enthusiasm for working in a demanding but rewarding service is essential. You will be joining a team that is passionate and focused on achieving excellence in care delivery.

The successful candidate must be willing to work a shift pattern covering a 24-hour period and to undertake PMVA training.

Main duties of the job

A vacancy has arisen within the Adult Inpatient Services at Adferiad ward based in St Cadocs Hospital. Flexible working patterns and hours are available including 12 hour shifts.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Registered Mental Health Nurse to join our acute mental health unit. The unit provides assessment, treatment and stabilisation of patients with mental health problems.

Adferiad Ward is a 22-bedded acute mental health unit serving Newport and lower Monmouthshire Boroughs for patients from the age of 18 years to 65 years. The unit works closely with the Home Treatment Team who gate keep admissions and facilitate the patients early discharge back to the community. The unit also works closely with the two Community Mental Health teams, Assertive Outreach Team and Early Intervention Teams from the catchment area.Adferiad ward also functions as the out of hours assessment unit for ABUHB from midnight to 08:00am and on weekends. Any person requiring assessment within this time come to Talygarn. The ward is also situated opposite the Section 136 Assessment centre/suite.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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



  • RMN Qualification


  • Mentorship trained
  • Up to date training PMVA
  • Good understanding of CTP and WARRN risk assessment.



  • Have relevant post registration experience or Newly registered
  • Evidence of reflective practice


  • Committed to professional development

Knowledge and skills


  • Able to work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Possess a clear understanding of the roles and responsibility of a Band 5 staff nurse in acute psychiatry
  • An effective communicator (oral and written)


  • Evidence of advance practice
  • IT knowledge and skills

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


St Cadocs Hospital

Lodge Road

Caerleon, Newport

NP18 3XQ

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