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Registered Mental Health Nurse (Young Persons Unit)

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024
To lead on and improve access to mental health care for young people with mild to moderate or stable severe mental health problems by delivering holistic assessment, and evidence-based care to clients within the context of a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency primary mental health service.

To take responsibility for a clinical caseload providing holistic assessment, care and treatment to clients referred to the Primary Mental Health Service.

Foster robust working relationships with all partners in particular GPs, Practice Nurses, other Primary Care Staff, Custodial Staff and third sector services.

Provision of support and advice to GPs and other primary care providers (such as practice nurses) to enable them to safely manage and care for people with mental health problems.

Contribute to and lead on the continuing improvement and development of Primary Mental Health Services for young people.

Main duties of the job

Provide information and advice to individuals and their carers about interventions and care, including the options available to them, as well as 'signposting' them to other sources of support (such as support provided by Third Sector organisations).

Work as part of the primary health care team fostering and maintaining constructive communication with colleagues of all disciplines.

Provide clinical support and advice to GPs and Primary Care staff with regard to Mental Health issues.

Manage highly complex and contentious information effectively.

Liaise with statutory and voluntary sector agencies, in particular counselling agencies, to meet client needs.

Establish rapport and maintain supportive professional relationships with clients and their carers, undertaking brief psycho-educational work to assist them to develop coping strategies and problem solving skills, utilising self-help materials and bibliotherapy.

Contribute to effective communication with all parts of the mental health service, in particular the Community Mental Health Team where secondary services are indicated, ensuring regular contact and communication is maintained with patients during transitions between services.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role 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



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse



  • Post registration experience


  • Experience of working in a secure setting

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Parc Prison

Heol Hopcyn John


CF35 6AP

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