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Therapeutic Nurse

Job Description

Cwm Taf Cares

Our philosophy Cwm Taf Cares is at the heart of everything we do as we are committed to the health, wellbeing and development of our staff.

We provide hospital and community based services to people living in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.

Applications are now invited for the post of therapeutic lead nurse for our adult acute mental health inpatient unit.
Our aim is to deliver care which improves the lives of our service users and their families, with dignity, respect and compassion. we believe that our service users should not only comply with regulatory standards but they should also deliver excellence and promote overall wellbeing.
Using your skills and experience, you will be required to but not limited to:-
1)undertake independent assessments with a focus on reablement
2)deliver therapeutic programmes to support service users from admission through to discharge
3)ensure the levels of care and support remains centred around the person's physical, social, emotional and cultural needs
4) provide expert advice knowledge to staff via formal and informal training, instruction, evaluation and support
5)Promote and ensure best practice across all services through regular monitoring and evaluation of therapeutic packages
you will need to have excellent communication and time management
a good understanding of the therapeutic initiative within the inpatient service.
You will have a flexible approach to working patterns
Have assessment skills

Have the ability to travel between sites in a timely manner.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post.

Closing date: 27th October 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Samantha Shore on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Cwm Taf University Health Board (UHB) reserve 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.

With effect from 1st January 2016 points 1,2,3 and 4 on AfC Pay Band 1 and Pay Band 2 will be adjusted to £16,132 to reflect the incorporation of the living wage’

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.

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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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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