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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Powys Teaching Health Board
Llandrindod Wells
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join mental health services in Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) within Older Persons Mental Health Services (OPMHS).

We are currently seeking to recruit a highly motivated Registered Nurse to work on Clywedog Ward, Llandrindod Wells War Memorial Hospital which is a Ten bedded acute assessment unit for older adults who are experiencing functional and/or cognitive difficulties. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, committed and innovative person to join our specialized team. You will carry out assessment of needs on the OPMH unit for people who present with functional and/or organic problems. You will work alongside the ward team to provide plans of appropriate therapies and activities to aid and approve functioning.

All applicants are invited to apply in welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will work closely with the clinical lead, Ward Manager and local clinical teams. Operational management will be provided by the Ward Manager and professional accountability will be ensured through regular supervision with the clinical lead. We care for our patients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day so you will need to have the flexibility to take part in a full shift system including nights, bank holidays and weekend working.

About us

We are committed to exploring innovative ways of working to enhance patient experience. We know that our success depends on the commitment and dedication of our staff and we aim to recruit and retain the best staff possible.

We want Powys Teaching Health Board to be an enjoyable and fulfilling place to work. We know that feeling valued at work has a positive impact on both staff and patients and our Values and Behaviours Framework highlights our commitment to this.

We aim to enhance patient and carer experience and also to provide a high quality of care and deliver high professional standards.

If you are an experienced registered nurse and interested in applying for our post, please complete the on-line application.

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

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will work alongside the in-patient team, helping to deliver excellent, evidence-based care. Responsibilities include: in-patient care co-ordination, assessment of mental health, holistic risk assessment, planning and delivery of care, along with facilitating discharge planning.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • ECDL
  • CBT qualifications
  • Risk Assessment WARRN
Experience Essential
  • Able to undertake a comprehensive holistic assessment - CTP assessment
  • To communicate verbally and effectively with service users, managers and other members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Able to use computers for report writing and updating service records
  • Able to develop and maintain professional relationships within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post
Knowledge and Understanding Essential
  • Principals of Recovery
  • Effective skills and knowledge of: Psychosocial interventions
  • Clinical supervision
  • Supporting finding homes
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to travel to meet the requirements of the post
  • Person centred and non judgmental
  • Ability to speak welsh

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