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Mental Health Nurse - Tawe Ward (SSP)

Powys Teaching Health Board
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join mental health services in Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) within Older Persons Mental Health Services (OPMHS).

We are currently seeking to recruit a highly motivated Registered Nurse to work on Tawe Ward, Ystradgynlais Community Hospital which is an 8 bedded acute assessment unit for older adults who are experiencing functional and/or cognitive difficulties. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, committed and innovative person to join our specialised team.

Operational management will be provided by the Ward Manager and professional accountability will be ensured through regular supervision with the clinical lead. We care for our patients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day so you will need to have the flexibility to take part in a full shift system including nights, bank holidays and weekend working.

Main duties of the job

You will be using the Mental Health Measure framework, to work with the individual to assess, plan, implement and evaluate their needs. Using the recovery process while agreeing realistic and achievable outcomes.

You will be required to administer, monitor and supervise prescribed medication. Observe for and report, as appropriate, therapeutic effects, and any possible side effects using evidence-based scales.Offer support, advice and information to carers/relatives.Encourage participation of carers in planning of care and work in a manner which will engender trust and co-operation, thereby enhancing patient care, maintaining confidentiality at all times.

Adhere to the Powys Teaching Health Board Policies and Procedures in all areas of clinical practice

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

Did you know - Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 or

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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 English Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Professional Nurse Knowledge of Mental Health Act, Mental Health Act Measure Wales and Mental Capacity Act (2005) Awareness of specific government/legislation pertinent to the clinical area
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary and/or multi-agency working
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills Working knowledge of safeguarding procedures Able to demonstrate empathy with patients and their families/carers Demonstrate an awareness of the need for self-development Analytical and judgemental skills to enhance the decisionmaking process to resolve complex issues/situations Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • IT literacy
  • Demonstrates an ability to meet Health Board Values
  • Special requirements to perform in the role e.g. ability to travel within geographical area when needed Ability to work flexibly to meet the demands of the unit Flexible working pattern
  • Knowledge of Powys Teaching Health Board modernisation of services plan Evidence of post graduate study
  • Experience of working within health settings Ability to support and influence change Experience of working with designated client group
  • Ability to speak Welsh

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