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Clinical Lead Nurse - Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Nurse, Perinatal mental health nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly motivated and compassionate individual to join the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) team as a Band 6 Clinical Lead/Charge Nurse. The postholder will have the ability to respond effectively to arising mental and physical health needs, provide sound clinical practice and guidance to junior staff, be adaptable, and capable of delivering a high standard of care.

Flexible working options are available, including the option of 12 hour shifts.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity for a charge nurse has arisen within the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), at St Cadocs Hospital.

Beechwood ward is a 9-bedded mixed gender Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The PICU offers a Health Board wide service and therefore accepts referrals for patients within the catchment area of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. It is a locked ward, although the structured physical environment is designed to facilitate therapeutic management that is assessed and based on specialist intensive interventions and not containment. It is an integral part of the Health Board's mental health patient pathway.

The Unit provides intensive, short term, individualized care for those patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act and who are in an acutely disturbed phase of a serious mental disorder, resulting in increased risks that seriously compromise their physical or psychological well-being, or that of others and require them to be assessed or treated in a supported environment for a brief period of time.

The post holder is a key member of the in-patient multi-disciplinary team, working within a recovery-focused service. There is a need to demonstrate a commitment to teamwork, with strong leadership skills. The post holder will also deputise for the Ward Manager of the PICU Unit.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English 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.

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Person Specification Qualification Essential
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Skills Essential
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Experience Essential
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