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Senior Nurse - Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be required to work in an integrated Multidisciplinary Team focusing on adults suffering from a wide range of mental health problems. The post holder will hold a workload and be responsible for assessing patient needs, planning and implementing the care plan.

The post holder will provide supervision, guidance and support to junior members of staff. The post holder will be a role model and resource for members of the Mental Health Team by continuing to develop clinical practice and expertise in relation to their own clients. Ensure that the staff work in accordance with their Codes of Professional Practice and the standards expected by the Health Board.

Working in partnership with service users, other health and social care colleagues and services in and outside Berwyn Prison, including HMPPS staff as appropriate, to achieve the health outcomes best possible for clients and contributing to reducing pathways to re-offending

Main duties of the job

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. The successful candidate will be joining at a time where services are under review and development in order to meet the changing needs of service users whilst gaining experience in offender health.

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.

We are looking for mental health practitioners with a core mental health background with demonstrable experience and training with complex needs.

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 with our 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.

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.

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.

Person Specification



  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification



  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification



  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


HMP Berwyn

Bridge Road


LL13 9QS

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