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Lymphoedema Community Clinical Educator

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Llanelli, Haverfordwest and Aberystwyth
£34,212 to £41,197 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Job summary

The OGEP Lymphoedema educator role involves working alongside community district nursing staff to raise awareness of lymphoedema and the All Wales Wet Leg Pathway to manage patients with wet legs and chronic oedema.

The team travel throughout the health board to work with the district nurse teams in all areas.

Education is delivered face to face and is work based however, there will be a requirement to deliver a presentation via different platforms.

Main duties of the job

The position requires a Level 4 Certificate in Healthcare.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Hywel Dda University Health Board for motivated and enthusiastic health professionals to be part of the Lymphoedema team, working as Lymphoedema Community Clinical Educator.

This is a part time post.

This is an exciting opportunity for skilled, compassionate and innovative practitioners to assist the Clinical Lymphoedema Lead to deliver the On the Ground Education Programme within an integrated Health Board model. This post is open to registered Nurses and Allied health professionals.

The successful candidates will work closely with the Clinical Lead in Lymphoedema in order to evidence and meet value based outcomes for the service.

A key responsibility within this role is to support the implementation of the \on the ground education for Lymphoedema management including the Wet Leg Pathway across the 3 counties of Hywel Dda Health Board.

The post holders will be expected to work closely with peers and colleagues across the organisation in order to influence change and improved value based outcomes within our target population.

There will be continued positive support and close liaison and working arrangements with the National Lymphoedema team as part of this role in terms of continued professional development.

The post has a Health Board wide responsibility for implementing the \on the ground educational programme.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

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

Interviews will be held on 14/06/23

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Registered Nurse or AHP
  • Post registration experience.
  • Evidence of nursing/ AHP related qualification to degree level.
  • Specialist knowledge of Lymphoedema / Chronic oedema or wound care management attained through training and experience to post graduate diploma level equivalent
  • Demonstrate evidence of own Continuing Professional Development.


  • Teaching/assessing qualification
  • Nurse/NMP Prescribing



  • Demonstrates enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of current nursing and education issues
  • Broad clinical experience
  • Clinical credibility
  • Experience of working effective as part of a team as well as working autonomously


  • Involved in service development and quality issues

Language skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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