Working For Us

Go to a more accessible version of this jobs board
Please wait, loading

Community Mental Health Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (full time or part time Monday to Friday)
Job ref
001-NMR551-0922
Site
University Hospital Llandough
Town
Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
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.

OUR REGION:

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.


 

Job overview

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.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • RMN or equivalent nursing diploma or degree
  • Demonstrable post registration development through relevant courses and study days
Desirable criteria
  • Psychological therapies

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience in clinical practice within the area of speciality
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working withing a multi-agency community mental health setting

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Organisational ability and time management skills
  • Clinical assessment and formulation skills
  • Communication skills

Special Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • 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
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of delivering psychosocial interventions / CBT and / or experience of postgraduate psychosocial skills training

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Flexible
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Other

Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel in a timely manner to undertake the duties of the post at various locations

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantStonewall Top 100 EmployerPurple SpaceVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident leaderCore principlesDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldStonewall Hyrwyddwr Amrywiaeth Diversity ChampionStonewall Gold 2022Accredited Living Wage Employer

Applicant requirements

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Stephen Edwards
Job title
Lead Community Mental Health Nurse
Email address
sedwards@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk
Telephone number
02921 824404