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Registered Mental Health Nurse - Neuropsychiatry

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without direction and supervision.

Demonstrate and supervise practice and procedures to registered and unregistered nursing staff to secure effective nursing practice.

To take a key role in the induction and mentorship of new and unregistered staff, and provide supervision.

This post will enable you to build up a good understanding of challenging behaviour, personality changes and other mental health disorders arising as a result of an ABI.

Main duties of the job

The Welsh Regional Neuropsychiatry Service are seeking highly enthusiastic and committed registered mental health nurses to join the team.

We are looking for an experienced Band 5 to be part of our service which enables and supports patients who have an Acquired brain injury to identify, monitor and take pride in achieving each recovery milestone. Successful candidates will be part of facilitating their recovery through supporting their cognitive, physical, psychological health and wellbeing.

This is a great opportunity to understand and to work with people with complex physical and mental health needs as a result of a Brain Injury and supporting their families. Successful candidates will be part of a well-established and supportive multidisciplinary team, working together, sharing expertise and benefiting from excellent professional development opportunities, all focused on being the best you can be, to deliver quality care.

As well as holding a recognized professional qualification in mental health nursing and full NMC registration, you should have a genuine interest working with people who have a Brain injury. Experienced MDT will support further professional development and regular supervision will be available for successful candidates.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • NMC registration
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working in a nursing environment
  • Supervise junior staff
Skills Essential
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Teaching skills
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • IT skills
  • Awareness of audit and research
Special Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to practice within the scope of NMC code of professional conduct
  • Understanding of professional nursing issues
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Enthusiastic
  • Assertive and positive attitude
  • Ability to speak Welsh

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