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Registered Mental Health Nurse at Powys Teaching Health Board

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join mental health services in Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) within Older Persons Mental Health Services (OPMHS).

We are currently seeking to recruit a highly motivated Registered Nurse to work on Clywedog Ward, Llandrindod Wells War Memorial Hospital which is a Ten bedded acute assessment unit for older adults who are experiencing functional and/or cognitive difficulties. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, committed and innovative person to join our specialized team. You will carry out assessment of needs on the OPMH unit for people who present with functional and/or organic problems. You will work alongside the ward team to provide plans of appropriate therapies and activities to aid and approve functioning.

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

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will work closely with the clinical lead, Ward Manager and local clinical teams. Operational management will be provided by the Ward Manager and professional accountability will be ensured through regular supervision with the clinical lead. We care for our patients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day so you will need to have the flexibility to take part in a full shift system including nights, bank holidays and weekend working.

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

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won’t get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We’re also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy ‘life work’ balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work alongside the in-patient team, helping to deliver excellent, evidence-based care. Responsibilities include: in-patient care co-ordination, assessment of mental health, holistic risk assessment, planning and delivery of care, along with facilitating discharge planning.

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



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • ECDL
  • CBT qualifications
  • Risk Assessment WARRN



  • Able to undertake a comprehensive holistic assessment – CTP assessment
  • To communicate verbally and effectively with service users, managers and other members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Able to use computers for report writing and updating service records
  • Able to develop and maintain professional relationships within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post

Knowledge and Understanding


  • Principals of Recovery
  • Effective skills and knowledge of: Psychosocial interventions
  • Clinical supervision


  • Supporting finding homes

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to travel to meet the requirements of the post
  • Person centred and non judgmental


  • Ability to speak welsh


£28,834 to £35,099 a year per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Clywedog Ward, Llandrindod Wells Hospital

Temple Street

Llandrindod Wells


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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