Main duties of the job

Responsible for carrying out comprehensive mental health assessments with service users in the community. Identify service user needs and make recommendations for services needed.

Provide evidence based therapeutic interventions for people presenting with common mental health problems, consistent with NMC Codes of Practice or appropriate governing body, and in line with NSF guidelines and Health Board policies and procedures. 

Assess, Plan and Provide relevant interventions in the treatment of service user who meet the Primary Care criteria, undertaking principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, depending on the individual needs of service user.

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and Proud to Lead competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. 

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 and/or Knowledge

Essential criteria

  • NMC registered MH Nurse or other appropriate professional qualification such as social work or occupational therapist
  • Evidence of personal and clinical development
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Post registration experience in a Community Mental Health setting and multi-disciplinary work.
  • Experience working within a relevant multi-disciplinary clinical area working at post graduate level.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Supervisory experience
  • Evidence of people management and leadership skills
  • Values

    Essential criteria

  • Excellent knowledge of Mental Health
  • Knowledge and skills to apply the fundamental principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Current knowledge and ability to apply developments within serious mental illness within own practice, consent, data protection, patient confidentiality, risk management, health and safety issues
  • Detailed knowledge of Child Protection (Level 3) and POVA issues
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation
  • Good understanding of the National Service Framework and its impact on clients, carers and staff.
  • Knowledge of the varying degrees of mental illness and its impact on clients, carers and families
  • Knowledge of the national strategies e.g. Welsh Mental Health Measure
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and the principles of change management
  • Other

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to use own initiative in complex situations
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Team Player
  • Committed to continuous professional development
  • Desirable criteria

  • Welsh Speaker
  • Employer certification / accreditation badges

    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

    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

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