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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Pembroke Dock
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Hywel Dda University Health Board are looking to recruit a full time Community Mental Health Practitioner with a qualification and registration as a RMN nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist.

The successful applicant will join the Community Mental Health Team, based at Haven Way, South Pembrokeshire Hospital, Pembroke Dock and Bloomfields in Narberth. The post is permanent and will be for 37.5 hours per week however part time hours may be considered. The hours will be worked in 7.5hr shifts over a 9am to 5pm shift pattern rota also covering weekends possible in the future.

The post offers an excellent opportunity to work in an interesting and developing service environment. You will have considerable opportunities for training and professional development.

Our service operates 7 days a week and works through an Assessment & Recovery approach with people accessing Secondary Mental Health Services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for a defined clinical caseload including the role of a Care Co-ordinator within Care Treatment Planning under the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

The post holder will be required to work without direct supervision for their delegated caseload. The post holder will require effective communication skills and be able to develop positive working relationships between all healthcare professionals and statutory and voluntary agencies, maintaining good communication across all boundaries.

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

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, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker
  • Post-basic education in the area of practice to post graduate diploma level
  • Post registration experience
  • Relevant degrees
Experience Essential
  • Wide range of experience within a service related setting
  • Demonstrates achievements in developments of care standards/procedures guidelines
  • Demonstrates effective team working
  • Use of I.T. skills
  • Demonstrates research and audit experience
  • Clinical Audit experience
Aptitude and Abilities Desirable
  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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