Registered Mental Health Nurse - Adferiad Unit

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The following is a guide to the key responsibilities expected of the Registered Nurse within a ward environment of an Inpatient Unit.

To assess, plan, implement, and evaluate programmes of care for those clients allocated to you, by the line manager or deputy within the unit.

To provide clinically effective and evidence based nursing care for their patients

To supervise the work of junior staff

To carry out risk assessments and ensure the unit manager is made aware of any patient they consider to be at risk and/or vulnerable.

To maintain an accurate and up-to-date record of patient presentation and progress using the relevant documentation.

To participate in the review of at risk/vulnerable patients as directed by the unit line manager.

To adopt the role of named nurse for those patients/ clients allocated by the unit line manager.

Promote a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) approach to patient care on the ward.

To arrange meetings regarding patient care as directed by the MDT including writing Care and Treatment Plan (CTP) reports for identified patients.

To seek appropriate community placements in conjunction with the MDT

To support the patient to access advice in relation to the appropriate benefits.

Main duties of the job

A vacancy has arisen within the Adult Inpatient Services at Adferiad Unit based in St Cadoc's Hospital. We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our acute mental health unit. Flexible working patterns and hours will be considered.

Adferiad provides an ideal setting for newly qualified staff to gain experience of the acute setting. This post would enable applicants to access the Journey of Excellence (JoE) professional development programme aligned to the learning and development opportunities offered within the Health Board.

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering high quality person centered care. You will need to have excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with patients, carers and other professionals. A sound understanding of risk management and the CTP process is expected. You must be an excellent team player, have high levels of motivation and enthusiasm for working in a demanding but rewarding service.

The successful candidate must be able to work flexibility to meet the rational shift patterns to cover a 24 hour period. Have an interest in acute inpatient care and enjoy working in a busy challenging environment. They should also be able to undertake PMVA training.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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 Qualification
  • Mentorship trained
  • Up to date training PMVA
  • Good understanding of CTP and WARRN risk assessment.
Experience Essential
  • Have relevant post registration experience
  • Evidence of reflective practice
  • Committed to professional development
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Able to work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Possess a clear understanding of the roles and responsibility of a Band 5 staff nurse in acute psychiatry
  • An effective communicator (oral and written)
  • Evidence of advance practice
  • IT knowledge and skills

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