Community Mental Health Practitioner (Older Adults)

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Hywel Dda University Health Board are currently looking to recruit a suitably qualified and motivated individual who has an interest in working with older adults experiencing mental illness both functional and organic, to join the North Carmarthenshire Older Adults Community Mental Health Team based at Glangwili General Hospital. The post is permanent and is a full-time post however part time hours will be considered.

Essential to the post is the ability to work in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team and with voluntary organisations, local authority and other appropriate health and social care sectors to negotiate care provision across the primary/secondary care interface.

The individual will be expected to respond to crisis situations, exercising clinical judgements and assessing complicated events and situations within client's own home, in other care settings and as part of their duty rota involvement.

Main duties of the job

As an autonomous practitioner, you will demonstrate self-management skills and independence in thought and action and take personal responsibility for professional performance e.g., regular lone working and with clients in the community. This post offers an excellent opportunity to work in an interesting and developing service environment. You will have considerable opportunities for training and professional development and regular Clinical Supervision will be available. So, whether you are experienced and highly skilled already in your field and want a change of practice or you are looking to take the next step into the community to develop your career, we would welcome your application. Please also feel free to make contact us even before you apply if you would prefer, we would be keen to hear from you.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development of programmes of care and the implementation and evaluation of these programmes of care for a defined clinical caseload. The post holder will also be expected to undertake the role of a Care Co-ordinator within the Care Treatment Planning under the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

The post holder will be responsible for supervision, PADR's and caseload management support of the Health Care Support Workers within the CMHT. The post holder would be expected to deputise for the Band 7's in their very short-term absences.

Interview date: 4.4.23

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

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

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.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Professional Qualification/Registration from recognised body - ie: RMN, OT, Social Worker
  • Post-basic education in the area of practice to postgraduate diploma level
  • Post registration experience
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relevant legislation ie: Mental Health Act, Capacity Act, Mental Health (Wales) Measure
  • 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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