Registered Mental Health Nurse

Service Care Solutions are looking for a Registered Mental Health Nurse to work within the Gwent Police on a 12-month.

Location: Cwmbran

Job role/responsibilities:
To support the Senior Occupational Health Advisor, to develop and provide Mental Health services to the Force relating to the prevention, maintenance, and improvement of mental, health and wellbeing.

  • To oversee the effective day to day running of the Force's psychological provision ensuring compliance with standards, legislation and clinical governance and provide the Senior OHA an accurate picture of the psychological health of the Force including statistical information where relevant.

  • To effectively triage and case manage all referrals for psychological support, liaising/referring to external providers, The Wellbeing Team, OHA's and the FMA as required.

  • To undertake individual sickness absence assessments for Officers and Staff relating to psychological health issues, formulating management reports, return to work plans and rehabilitation programmes where required.

  • To consult with Managers, HR and other relevant stakeholders to support case management, sickness absence, attend case conferences / meetings as required and provide relevant professional advice as required.

  • Liaise with other force leads, both locally and nationally on all aspects of Mental Health within Policing and ensuring appropriate up to date programmes of support are implemented.

  • To provide support following a critical incident using appropriate tools and techniques.

  • Develop and deliver presentations / training sessions to promote Mental Health and wellbeing within the Force.

  • Participate in the provision of the Force's vaccination programme, health promotion, medical screening, and health surveillance programmes, as directed by the OH&W Manager.

Education/Knowledge/Experience required:

  • Must be a registered Mental Health Nurse (RN3/RNMH) on part 1 of the NMC Register, with a valid PIN.

  • Should hold a UK recognised qualification in Counselling / Psychotherapy and be able to provide CBT or equivalent Psychological intervention.

  • Must have previous experience of working in a mental health setting for at least 2 years.

  • Must be able to demonstrate previous experience of managing a case load with a broad spectrum of aetiology including Trauma.

  • Must be able to demonstrate continuous professional development and working towards revalidation.

  • Must have completed a suicide prevention course.

  • Must be a TRiM practitioner or be prepared to attend a course to become a Practitioner.

  • Must have the ability and experience in providing psychological support to individuals dealing with difficult emotional or traumatic situations.

  • Must uphold professional standards, acting as a role model and be able to demonstrate self-care strategies, promoting these techniques to the wider team and Force.

  • Must be confident to lead ‘group sessions' on a variety of mental health subjects.

  • Deliver training or presentations and undertake presentation training if required

  • Must be IT literate and proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, excel and PowerPoint and be prepared to undertake training in other IT applications as required.

If you are interested in this role or want further discussion, please contact Lewis O'Donnell either via email: or tel: 01772208962.

Alternatively, if you have any friend or colleagues that might be interested, please feel free to refer them as we a have a referral scheme in place of up to £250.

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