Registered Mental Health Nurse

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Post holders will be RMN or RNLD Nurses with a special interest and real passion for working with patients with dementia and functional illness.We are seeking enthusiastic, highly motivated and compassionate nurses to join our existing teams, to provide high quality of care.Internal shift rotation is in operation including nights, twilights, weekends and bank holidays.

To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development,implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without direction and supervision.Demonstrate and supervise practice and procedures to registered and unregistered nursing staff to secure effective nursing practice.To take a key role in the induction and mentorship of new and unregistered staff, and provide supervision.

Main duties of the job

We are currently recruiting Band 5 registered Mental Health Nurses and Learning Disability Nurses looking to pursue and develop their careers within our Mental Health Services for Older People Inpatient Services. We are a forward thinking, dynamic and supportive service which is constantly evolving.

We are keen to develop our newly qualified nurse by providing training and learning opportunities to enhance their skills and promote professional progression. We promise to support nurses through a preceptorship framework which enables nurses to widen their learning through a supportive model. We have an array of services within inpatient care and offer numerous opportunities for newly qualified staff to expand their knowledge in a variety of clinical areas.

We encourage all newly appointed Band 5 nurses to be supported and develop their skills at a pace that suits them and their way of learning. We offer in house and other types of training to support development of the individual and service. Alongside psychiatric care we want to develop psychological and physical health care skills and are committed to do this.

We support staff to go to other areas of the service if this is part of their development. We have good links with General Mental Health, with the University and the learning and education development unit in the Heath Hospital.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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 Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working in a nursing environment
  • Previous Experience of Older adults with a Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Awareness of the structure and organisation of the wider NHS
  • Depending on previous experience the candidate may be expected to supervise junior staff
Qualifications Essential
  • Qualified Nurse
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Good level of English language
  • NMC registered
Skills Essential
  • Able to manage difficult situations
  • A willingness to participate in continuing professional development
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • IT skills
  • Teaching skills
Special Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of professional nursing issues
  • Ability to practice within the scope of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service
  • Enthusiastic
  • Positive change agent

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