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Community Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We would be willing to offer this post as an Annex 21 development opportunity to applicants with less experience/knowledge, subject to existing qualifications and the attached Agenda for Change Annex 21 : (Arrangements for pay and banding of trainees).

An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified enthusiastic and motivated nurse to joinourCommunity Team for People with a Learning Disability (CTLD)in Hywel Dda University Health Board,based in theCounty of Carmarthenshire.

You will be expected to work proactively and creatively as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality, evidence based nursing caretoadults and young people with a learning disabilityin partnership with them and their families/carers.You will have the opportunity to work closely with other colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team, and willprovide specialist advice, support and training to colleagues, families and carers in addition to the people on your caseload.

Youwill also be supported to develop your own clinical competency profile and to develop skills in specialist areas of practice.

We would expect any interested candidates to be up to date with current policy/legislation and demonstrate an ability to improve service delivery by promoting change inhealth relatedprojects.

Successful applicants will be basedinLlanelli, with some remote/home working,andwill be expected to travelbetween settings to visit clients in their preferred place of care.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be expected : -

To have continuing professional accountability and responsibility for all aspects of assessment, care planning, management and clinical care of clients with a learning disability with complex needs, in line with the Learning Disability Service Specification and Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

To provide a comprehensive assessment of an individual's nursing needs utilising agreed standardised and specialist assessment documentation. This will include assessment of risk; identifying unmet health needs; delegation to unqualified staff where appropriate; signposting to relevant services; and management advice.

To act as Care Coordinator under the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

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

Interviews will be held on 16/06/23

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 (five 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 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 Learning Disabilities (RNLD) with a current NMC registration.
  • Post-registration training with evidence of ongoing professional development in the field of learning disabilities
  • Evidence of Post-graduate Certificate or Diploma or working towards or equivalent clinical experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of current policy and practice in relation to people with learning disabilities.
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent, or recent experience in the provision of training to health staff.
  • Evidence of risk assessment and risk management skills.


  • Comprehensive understanding of local and national drivers for change in the field of learning disabilities.



  • Extensive experience of working with people with learning disabilities at Band 5 or above.
  • Experience in the assessment and management of people living with co-morbidities and complex health needs
  • Recent experience of working within a Community Team at Band 5, or extensive experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Recent experience of supervising non registered support staff.
  • Evidence of working with people who display behaviours that challenge


  • Evidence of clinical leadership.
  • Evidence of participation in audit cycles.

Language skills


  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

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