Acute Care Mental Health Staff Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Cwm Seren PICU is a locked 8 bedded unit that cares for males and females, it has a High Dependency area and Seclusion room.

Cwm Seren PICU is led by a Nurse Consultant who is the Responsible Clinician for the Unit. There is an MDT approach with a Speciality Doctor, Junior Doctor Posts, Nursing Team, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy and Psychology integrated as key components of the MDT.

The Unit is a member of the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care & low secure units (NAPICU). The Unit endeavours to adhere to their values and core principles alongside Hywel Dda Health Board's organisational values.

Main duties of the job

There is an opportunity for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our team who is interested in providing high quality, collaborative care, working in a MDT structure. We are looking for a motivated and dynamic individual who is able to work under pressure and join our dedicated team of staff within the PICU.

Care and treatment is provided through CTP with an emphasis on recovery, providing hope and optimism for the future, evidenced based interventions and Psychological Therapies.

There is opportunity to learn new skills and develop professionally within a positive and challenging environment. The rota involves a variety of shift patterns including day/night duty to suit service requirements

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

Interviews to be held on12/10/2022

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • RMN / RNMH
  • Sound Knowledge of clinical issues within area of practice
  • Student Nurse Practice supervisor
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people who have long term mental health needs and who present challenging behaviour /a high risk of violence to others
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development and must be willing to undertake identified local courses/ study days and mandatory training
  • Have understanding and knowledge of local area and facilities within area that clients may access
Language Skills Desirable
  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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