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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6 Community Mental Health Practitioner who has the relevant qualifications and experience in Acute Mental health . The team is based in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.

The Crisis resolution and home treatment service provides intensive support and treatment for people experiencing mental health related crisis and offers alternatives to in-patient care. The CRHT works collaboratively with other mental health service providers and is committed to providing care for service users and their families / carers within the least restrictive environment.

Interested individuals will be expected to be enthusiastic, flexible to service needs and committed to the working ethos of the CRHT model. The post holder will assess and home treat people who attend the general hospital and inpatients in the hospital setting . The Team operates a shift system covering 24 hours, 7 days per week.

The ability to travel between sites in a timely manner is essential.Pembrokeshire is an area surrounded by outstanding natural beauty. There is 186 miles of the Welsh coastal path to explore and many beaches and hills to explore .

Main duties of the job

Applicants will have significant experience working in an acute adult mental health setting and will require a sound knowledge of current issues pertaining to mental health, crisis intervention and home treatment. Comprehensive Assessment, Risk Assessment and Management skills within the context of CTP are essential, as are excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to manage time and prioritise workload is fundamental to effective service delivery.

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

Interviews to be held on 24/03/2023.

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.

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Person Specification Qualifications & Knowledge Essential
  • Professional Qualification/ Registration from recognised body - i.e.: RMN, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker
  • Post-basic education in the area of practice to postgraduate 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 IT skills
  • Demonstrates research and audit experience
  • Clinical Audit experience
Language Skills Desirable
  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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