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Community Mental Health Nurse

Powys Teaching Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Community Mental Health Nurse to join our Community Mental Health Team based in Newtown.

You will be supported by a multidisciplinary team to provide specialist assessment, treatment and care to a caseload of people from within the local community who experience mental health difficulties.

You must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible in approach, and able to work autonomously with statutory and non- statutory service providers.

Effective communication and engagement skills are fundamental to this role, as well as current evidence-based knowledge, a commitment to working with individuals adopting a recovery approach and a commitment to working within a trauma informed model of care.

The role can be offered at either a Band 6 Annex 21 -To start at a band 5 and undertake a one year training programme to obtain the relevant competencies and experience to meet the role of Community Mental Health Practitioner in Adult Mental Health and all duties, as indicated within this job description at band 6.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:-Work within an established, integrated, multidisciplinary team, focusingupon individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems.Undertake responsibility for the care co-ordination and case management of a defined caseload of clients with complex and challenging needs as defined within Parts 2 and 3 of The Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.Within their role as Care Co-ordinator will facilitate the promotion andmaintain a high standard of nursing care adhering to current legislation,professional and corporate guidelines.

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

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.

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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 Qualifications and knowledge Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • educated to diploma level
  • evidence of CPD
  • Advanced knowledge of current Mental Health Legislation and practice, and health and safety legislation,
  • Extensive knowledge of Mental Health issues, and research and evidence-based interventions
  • Advanced knowledge and application of the Care and Treatment plans, Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 for those parts of the Act that directly affect the Community Psychiatric, Understanding of clinical governanc
  • To undertake a one-year training programme to attain the relevant competencies as above Commitment to completing the development plan within a reasonable timeframe to be agreed at interview
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification
  • Evidence of personal development to degree level or equivalent to degree level
  • Specialist Practitioner award
  • Psycho Social Interventions qualifications
Aptitude and abilities Essential
  • Excellent communication skills and Multidisciplinary teamwork skills
  • Advanced care planning and problem-solving skills and Advanced risk assessment skills
  • Good medication management skills including facilitation of medication clinics
  • Ability to lead small team Ability to provide clinical supervision
  • Committed to raising the standards of clinical care
  • Ability to manage resources Range of assessment skills for community working
  • Willingness and interest in developing these abilities and aptitudes within a community team setting
  • ability to speak Welsh
  • Mentor and Assessor skills
  • Change Management skills
  • Management of medication clinics, e.g. Clozapine monitoring
  • Motivational skills
  • Skills to promote user involvement
  • IT skills (e.g. ECDL)
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration
  • Experience of community mental health working in nursing
  • Evidence of supervisory experience
  • Willingness and interest in gaining experience working with people who have a mental health disorder in a community settin
values Essential
  • Demonstrate PTHB Values

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