Professional and Practice Development Nurse

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
There is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse to be a Professional and Practice Development Nurse within Hywel Dda University Health Board. This is a permanent, full time position.

We are looking for a motivated Registered Nurse to join the 3 other Professional and Practice Development Nurses across our 4 acute hospital sites, under the Quality Improvement Team. The Band 6 post will be based in Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen.

This Professional and Practice Development Nurse will be contracted for 37.5 hours per week working Monday-Friday, with some flexible working patterns occasionally to suit the needs of the service

There will be an opportunity to negotiate retaining clinical hours within a relevant clinical setting if required.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the wider Quality Improvement Team, you will be working closely with the Glangwili Senior Nursing Team. You are required to contribute towards the development of nursing practice that meets the needs of patients, their families and the organisation.

Previous experience as a mentor or involvement with developing and delivering training and support is essential.Applicants will need to demonstrate effective facilitation skills that have achieved proven patient care improvements, and contributed towards the on-going professional and practice development of others.The post holder will need to communicate and work effectively with all grades and disciplines of staff. The ability to prioritise workload, think creatively to support innovation and have excellent organisational skills are very important for this role.

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

Interviews to 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 (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.

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


  • Level 1 Registered Nurse
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Bachelors degree in appropriate/health-related subject
  • Postgraduate diploma in appropriate subject or equivalent level of experience
  • Extensive knowledge and application of NMC Code to practice/Guidance
  • Knowledge of quality Improvement methodologies and application to practice
  • Extensive knowledge and experience/understanding of collaborative practice
  • Understanding/experience of mentorship/clinical supervision/reflective practice/Coaching
  • Knowledge of the research process
  • Bronze IQT (Improving Quality Together)


  • PGCE (or equivalent experience to postgraduate diploma level)
  • Attendance at International Practice Development School or equivalent
  • Facilitation/ Coaching programme
  • Recognised improvement accredited course e.g. Improvement in practice - Improvement Cymru
  • Clinical Supervision



  • Extensive post-registration experience including experience in a management/ leadership role
  • Evidence of previous contributions towards developing clinical practice
  • Experience of teaching and delivering educational programme using variety of methods and situations
  • Evidence of facilitating reflective practice
  • Experience and skills in clinical audit and using measurable outcomes to inform practice developments
  • Able to critically analyse audit findings/research and apply to practice
  • Evidence of broad spectrum of nursing experience
  • IT skills to include presentation packages


  • Experience of developing and delivering educational programmes/curriculum design
  • A detailed understanding of the research process
  • Experience of developing and undertaking research projects
  • Publication of Academic Papers/ dissemination of practice developments
  • Experience of Audit

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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).

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital


SA31 2AF

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