Working For Us
Community Mental Health Nurse
- Mental Health
- Band 6
- Full time
- Part time
- University Hospital Llandough
- Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
- £33,706 - £40,588 per annum
- 09/10/2022 23:59
WHO WE ARE:
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 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, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.
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. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.
We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.
The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.
Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.
Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 6 care co-ordinator to join our team. We are looking for a versatile, motivated, committed and experienced mental health nurse to work with adults over the age of 65 who are living with a functional and/or organic illness.
We are a supportive, experienced and highly motivated multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate would be, committed to work within the recovery model and dedicated to improve the well-being of service users and their carers’. As a member of the team you will manage the holistic needs of people on your case load, undertaking a range of assessments, provide a range of psychosocial interventions. As a care coordinator you will also take responsibility for commissioning care using Local Authority systems and procedure.
You can expect to receive
- Monthly supervision
- Comprehensive induction
- Regular training from both the UHB and Local Authority
- A commitment to support you in your own personal development
Main duties of the job
To deliver evidence based holistic care to clients within the context of a multi- disciplinary, multi-agency Community Mental Health Service.
To take responsibility for a clinical caseload providing comprehensive assessment, care and treatment to clients referred to the Community Mental Health Team in accordance with Parts 2 and 3 of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.
Foster robust working relationships with all partners and key stakeholders, in particular Local Authority, Primary Care and the Third sector.
Contribute to the continuing improvement and development of community mental health services.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Working for our organisation
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
Detailed job description and main 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.
- RMN or equivalent nursing diploma or degree
- Demonstrable post registration development through relevant courses and study days
- Psychological therapies
- Experience in clinical practice within the area of speciality
- Experience of working withing a multi-agency community mental health setting
- Organisational ability and time management skills
- Clinical assessment and formulation skills
- Communication skills
- Demonstable post - registration knowledge through experience as a qualified mental health nurse / attendance of formal / informal courses / training
- Ability to demonstrate sound clinical knowledge and awareness of current evidence base relevant to the area of practice.
- Working knowledge of the legal and policy framework underpinning mental health service provisions
- Knowledge of safeguarding procedures
- Experience of delivering psychosocial interventions / CBT and / or experience of postgraduate psychosocial skills training
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability to work on own initiative
- Ability to travel in a timely manner to undertake the duties of the post at various locations
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Welsh language skills are desirable
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Stephen Edwards
- Job title
- Lead Community Mental Health Nurse
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 02921 824404