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Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse (Memory Assessment Service)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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2 Full Time Permanent Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner have become available to join the Memory Assessment Team in Caerphilly who is highly innovative, enthusiastic, and passionate about working with older people in a person-centred approach. The role requires the successful candidate to assess and support people with a diagnosis of cognitive impairment, dementia, and their families.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly and supportive team in a large area of Caerphilly that has a growing population of older people. You will have knowledge and experience in the care of people with cognitive and enduring mental health problems in a community setting. You will have the opportunity to work alongside other professionals within the MDT.

You will be committed to ensuring the delivery of the highest quality user-centred care and contributing to the development of mental health services in the Borough of Caerphilly. The successful applicant will be part of a developing service providing a high standard and evidence-based care. Hours are currently Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, however hours may change to meet demands of the service if required.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will ensure the provision of a cost effective and responsiveLiaison for individuals referred to the service with mental healthneeds. The post holder will be working across the Older Adult MemoryAssessment Service and care home settings. Facilitating and co-coordinating the timely and effective assessment / discharge / transfer of patients by utilising clinical, managerial and communication skills.The post holder will play a pivotal role in liaising with Primary Health and care homes to enable the team to provide early specialist input into assessment, advice and support on a range of mental health problems. The post holder will offer specialist mental health advice and assessment in addition to raising standards in awareness of and treatment in mental health difficulties in older adults.

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 speciality 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.

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