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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
A vacancy has arisen within the Adult Inpatient Services at Adferiad Unit based in St Cadocs Hospital. Adferiad provides assessment, treatment and stabilisation of patients within adult mental health. Adferiad is a 22-bedded acute mental health unit serving both Boroughs of Newport and Lower Monmouthshire for patients from the age of 18 years to 65 years. The unit works closely with the Home Treatment Team who gate keep admissions and facilitate the patients early discharge back to the community, also working with the two Community Mental Health teams, Assertive Outreach Team and Early Intervention Teams within both Boroughs. The unit also has a Section 136 suite.

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to delivering high-quality person-centred care; have excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with patients, carers and other professionals. A sound understanding of risk management and the Care Treatment Plan process is expected. You must be an excellent team player, have high levels of motivation and enthusiasm for working in a demanding but rewarding service. You will be joining a team that is passionate and focused on achieving excellence in care delivery, for this challenging and rewarding patient group.

The successful candidate must be able to work flexibly meeting the rational shift patterns covering a 24-hour period, have an interest in acute inpatient care and enjoy working in a busy challenging environment. PMVA training will be provided.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of this role will consist of:

- Providing clinically effective and evidence-based nursing care to patients within an inpatient setting- Supervise the work of Junior staff- Carry out risk assessments and ensure the ward manager is aware of those who are at risk or vulnerable- Maintain and record up to date record of patient presentation

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.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • RMN Qualification
  • Mentorship Trained
  • Up to date training PMVA
  • Good understanding of CTP and WARRN risk assessment
Experience Essential
  • Have relevant post registration experience
  • Evidence of reflective practice
  • Committed to professional development
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Able to work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Possess a clear understanding of the roles and responsibility of a Band 5 staff nurse in acute psychiatry
  • An effective communicator (Oral and written)
  • Evidence of advance practice
  • IT knowledge and skills

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