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Mental Health Nurse

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post-holder will be an extension of the primary care practice working alongside GPs and nurses within the prison healthcare team, providing an augmented mental health service to individuals who require support with medium term mental health problems. The post-holder will independently assess and provide high quality care and advice to patients with mental health problems as well as take decisions to signpost individuals onto appropriate community service support and to refer to the secondary care In Reach team within the prison setting.

The post holder will work alongside all disciplines and professionals to help educate, develop and support a clear understanding of the complexities and scope of Mental Health need within the population. The post holder will liaise closely with Secondary Care Mental Health Services, Local Primary Mental Health Support Services (LPMHSS) and Third Sector Organisations to ensure cohesive and purposeful pathways of care. There will be an expectation to produce evidence that can be used to inform future service design and commissioning of services. This will include using outcome measures, and promoting the highest possible utilisation of the service.

The post may include some unsocial hours. The post-holder will be required to provide services to a number of Primary Care Teams within a Cluster of GP practices

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing a caseload of patients with primary care mental health needs .

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

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



  • Ability to demonstrate significant post registration experience of working with patients within a Community Mental Health setting and of the assessment of people presenting with mental health problems



  • UK Nursing and Midwifery Council registration - RMN

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


HMP Parc

Heol Hopcyn John


CF35 6AP

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