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Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse Acute Care Mental Health

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Ward Sister/Charge Nurse, Band 6 on St Caradog Ward which is an Adult Mental Health Ward, in Haverfordwest.

The successful applicant will have experience of working in an adult acute in-patient setting and will demonstratedynamic and innovative practice. The Service strives to provide high quality acute inpatient mental health care to the local population and the post holder would be expected to demonstrate leadership and resilience in the face of the day to day clinical, managerial and professional demands of the role.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a qualified and registered Mental Health Nurse and will provide clinical leadership to an established and developing team of clinicians.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate they have the skills, knowledge and experience to provide clinical leadership to manage the service, will require excellent interpersonal communication skills, be able to work across agencies and services and demonstrate a high level understanding of local developments. The post holder will be expected to take charge in the absence of the Ward Manager who has overall continuing responsibility.

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

Interviews to be held on 05/10/2022

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
  • Current registration on a professional register
  • Specialist knowledge within the field of clinical skills gained through theoretical and practical training and experience to postgraduate diploma level
  • Sound knowledge of clinical issues within area of practice
  • Must be able to work safely and demonstrate understanding of Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Maintains high standards in the workplace as directed by policies and procedures including sickness
  • Knowledge of clinical supervision and aware of clinical effectiveness in work area
  • WNB 998/Practice Teacher Award and assessing or equivalent
  • HCR-20 Training
  • Specialist knowledge within relevant specialist field obtained through advanced post registration specialist training
  • Have an understanding and knowledge of local area and facilities within area that clients may access
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people who have complex mental health needs and who may present challenging behaviour/ risk of violence to others
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development and must be willing to undertake identified local courses/ study days and mandatory training
Language Skills Desirable
  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

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