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Community Mental Health Nurse

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 6 care co-ordinator to join our team. We are looking for a versatile, motivated, committed and experienced mental health nurse to work with adults over the age of 65 who are living with a functional and/or organic illness.

We are a supportive, experienced and highly motivated multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate would be, committed to work within the recovery model and dedicated to improve the well-being of service users and their carers'. As a member of the team you will manage the holistic needs of people on your case load, undertaking a range of assessments, provide a range of psychosocial interventions. As a care coordinator you will also take responsibility for commissioning care using Local Authority systems and procedure.

You can expect to receive
  • Monthly supervision
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Regular training from both the UHB and Local Authority
  • A commitment to support you in your own personal development

Main duties of the job

To deliver evidence based holistic care to clients within the context of a multi- disciplinary, multi-agency Community Mental Health Service.

To take responsibility for a clinical caseload providing comprehensive assessment, care and treatment to clients referred to the Community Mental Health Team in accordance with Parts 2 and 3 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

Foster robust working relationships with all partners and key stakeholders, in particular Local Authority, Primary Care and the Third sector.

Contribute to the continuing improvement and development of community mental health services.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis 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 isCaring 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
  • RMN or equivalent nursing diploma or degree
  • Demonstrable post registration development through relevant courses and study days
  • Psychological therapies
Experience Essential
  • Experience in clinical practice within the area of speciality
  • Experience of working withing a multi-agency community mental health setting
Skills Essential
  • Organisational ability and time management skills
  • Clinical assessment and formulation skills
  • Communication skills
Special Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstable post - registration knowledge through experience as a qualified mental health nurse / attendance of formal / informal courses / training
  • Ability to demonstrate sound clinical knowledge and awareness of current evidence base relevant to the area of practice.
  • Working knowledge of the legal and policy framework underpinning mental health service provisions
  • Knowledge of safeguarding procedures
  • Experience of delivering psychosocial interventions / CBT and / or experience of postgraduate psychosocial skills training
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Flexible
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work on own initiative
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel in a timely manner to undertake the duties of the post at various locations

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