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Community Mental Health Practitioner (Older Adults)

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

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The opportunity has arisen to work within the Community Older Adults Mental Health Service in beautiful West Wales.

Based in either North Ceredigion or South Ceredigion. Please specify on your application form which area/s you are interested in applying for.

The successful applicant will be responsible for Co-ordinating (CTP) a case load as part of a multidisciplinary team, [preferably to a Band 6 role but we are open to considering transitional/developmental roles from Band 5 positions to Band 6 depending on experience and newly registered practitioners. ]

We would be willing to offer this post as an Annex 21 development opportunity to applicants with less experience/knowledge, subject to existing qualifications and the attached Agenda for Change Annex 21: (Arrangements for pay and banding of trainees).

Whether you are experienced or 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.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of care needs for older adults experiencing mental illness both functional and organic, the development of programmes of care (CTP) and the implementation and evaluation of these programmes of care for a defined clinical caseload.

We are looking for practitioners who are passionate about promoting the well- being and rights of older people, interested in contributing to service development and maintaining a high standard of clinical care.

You will have considerable opportunities for training and professional development and regular clinical supervision will be available.

Full time hours are preferred (but part time hours considered).

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

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 or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

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.

Interview date: 4.4.23

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 I.T. skills
  • Demonstrates research and audit experience
  • Clinical Audit experience
Aptitude and Abilities Desirable
  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

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