Community Mental Health Nurse

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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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Hywel Dda Health Board are currently looking to recruit Community Mental Health Nurse to join the Community Mental Health centre based at Bro Cerwyn centre in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

Hywel Dda are in the process of transforming our mental health services. In Pembrokeshire the CMHT are now co-located with the Pembrokeshire CRHT and will be working towards a joint approach to patient care with the aim of developing a single seamless service to meet the needs of our patients on an individual basis with in the CMHC.

This is your chance to work with a dedicated, hard working and friendly team as we develop the services to the best it can be for the patients in our communities and ensure excellent patient experience. We pride ourselves on the health board values and embed these into our work and culture

Interviews will be held on 03.04.2023

Main duties of the job

Our services work through an assessment & recovery approach with people accessing secondary mental health services for severe and enduring mental illness.

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 including the role of a Care Co-ordinator within the Care Treatment Planning under the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

The post holder is required to work without direct supervision for their delegated caseload. The post holder will have effective communication skills and develop positive working relationships between all healthcare professionals, statutory and voluntary agencies. The role with cover 7 days per week and will require some weekend working.

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.

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).

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.

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
  • RMN
  • Post-basic education in the area of practice to postgraduate diploma level
  • Post registration experience
  • 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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