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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/02/2020.

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Staff Nurse Hafen Deg Ward

Job Reference: 040-NMR017-0120-A

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Older Adult Mental Health
County Hospital, Pontypool
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.

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

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

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

An exciting opportunity is available for an individual to join the Hafan Deg Ward team. This is based in Ty Siriol Unit, County Hospital. Hafan Deg Ward is a 20 bedded Acute Older Adult Mental Health Unit for males and females over the age of 65 living in the ABUHB area. The ward consists of single bedrooms, some with en-suite facilities. The unit specialists in the assessment, care and treatment of people experiencing a variety of mental health problems. The majority of patients come into the unit on an informal basis (i.e. with their agreement). However, some patients may be admitted under the Mental Health Act. All patients admitted to the unit will be allocated a named nurse who will be responsible for co-ordinating their care whilst they are an inpatient. A team of staff will review the plan of care and agree the future care plan. These reviews take place weekly in ward rounds which the patients will be asked to attend and if they need further assessments by other health professionals or social workers they will be referred as soon as possible. Patients on the unit are actively encouraged to participate in their care. The unit has an active occupational therapy program which provides activities on the unit and in the local community. These activities assist to structure the patient’s time but also enable the staff to assess the patient’s needs and functioning. The Consultant and other health professionals will decide when the patient is ready to leave hospital. The family/carer will be involved in planning discharge to meet the person’s needs. The ward supports John's Campaign and has open visiting hours. This post would enable applicants to access the Journey of Excellence (JoE) professional development programme aligned to the learning and development opportunities offered within the Health Board.

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

Closing date: 27th February 2020


For further details / informal visits contact:

Paula Lane, Ward Manager, 01495 765779

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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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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