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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/01/2020.

Care Home Liaison Nurse

Job Reference: 001-NMR014-0120

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Mental Health
University Hospital of Llandough, Cardiff
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.

The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

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We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and forward thinking mental health nurse with a keen interest in the mental health of older people to become part of the Care Homes Liaison Team. If you are someone who wants to make a difference to the lives of older people with mental health conditions living in care homes, as well as for their carers, this is the role for you! Working autonomously and managing a caseload you will apply creative-thinking, role-modelling, education and training on a daily basis.

The teams’ role is to promote mental health and wellbeing of residents in care homes through timely assessments and interventions that include diagnosis, psychological work, medication review, education and training. The ultimate aim is to maintain placements and prevent hospital admission. Bridging the gap between primary care and secondary mental health services, the MHSOP Care Homes Liaison Team enhances the integration between physical, mental health and social care in residential and nursing homes by working collaboratively with providers.

As a Care Homes Liaison Nurse you will establish strong links with the residential and nursing homes within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan and provide expert nursing care, education and training that keeps the older person at the centre of care provision and promotes person-centred and least restrictive care.

Key skills and knowledge; clinical expertise in the mental health needs of older people, education and training, collaborative working.

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

Closing date: 23rd January 2020


For further details / informal visits contact:

Kim Sweet, Deputy Senior Nurse Manager
02920 715776

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website.

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