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CATCH Nurse Practitioner

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 CATCH Nurse Practitioner



This is an exciting opportunity to join Torfaen CATCH (Clinical Assessment Team for Care Homes) . Torfaen CATCH nurses carry out clinical assessments (focussed and comprehensive) for patients who reside in care homes throughout Torfaen and on behalf of GP Practices.

A Torfaen CATCH nurse will need to be passionate, proactive, and have a desire to gain new clinical knowledge and skills within the Frailty umbrella. They will be able to work flexibly and autonomously within a small team, have excellent understanding of patient deterioration and knowledge of onward referral procedures/community escalation processes to support health care closer to home/admission avoidance. The role will require advanced communication skills to facilitate advanced care plan discussions with patients and families, as well as to develop excellent working relationships with care home management and staff, the wider MDT and Community Resource Team.

You will be supported through a robust induction process.

The CATCH service currently runs on a Monday to Friday basis, not including Bank Holidays, covering the hours from 8 am to 18:30 pm

Main duties of the job

The post holder is expected to demonstrate and apply a broad range of nursing knowledge, interventions and skills. Knowledge of the principles of health promotion and preventing illness will be fundamental as will having a comprehensive understanding of the roles of others in health and social care.

The post holder will work collaboratively with and support members of the multidisciplinary team in the delivery, development and management of complex health and social care issues.

In particular they will be responsible for ensuring the timely provision of a high standard of nursing assessment, advice, planning, implementation, training support and evaluation of patient care.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of legislation affecting service area
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance
  • Knowledge of NMC code and practice
  • Up to date knowledge of Frailty/COTE patient management
  • Understanding of Primary Care and Community services


  • Experience of Clinical Supervision
  • Knowledge of continuing care
  • Understanding and participation in audit and data management

Personal Attributes


  • Working autonomously under own initiative
  • Act as a catalyst to promote change
  • Purposeful decision-making in stressful or pressured situations
  • Able to manage and work effectively as part of a team
  • Able to build effective working relationships


  • Able to demonstrate innovative practice



  • Independently mobile within a geographical area
  • Able to work variable hours



  • Registered Level 1 Nurse degree
  • Evidence of recent portfolio
  • Assessor/mentorship competency or willing to undertake training
  • ECDL or willing to undertake
  • Undertake a holistic assessment course


  • Specialist clinical training/CPA module
  • Management qualification
  • Post Graduate qualification



  • Substantial registered nurse experience
  • Assessment of provision of care to people with complex needs
  • Working as part of multidisciplinary team
  • Caseload management
  • Provision of evidence-based care


  • Involvement of undertaking a training needs assessment and analysis
  • Team leading/staff supervision
  • Staff reviews and/or appraisals



  • Able to communicate succinctly and effectively verbally, in writing and electronically
  • Able to perform and demonstrate expanded clinical skills including IV therapy, cannulation, venepuncture etc.
  • Able to present information effectively to individuals and groups, MDT and meetings
  • Able to identify and prioritise complex care needs
  • Build effective working relationships at all levels


  • IT Skills
  • Able to coordinate daily workload and lead a team
  • Counselling skills/Advanced communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Cedar Unit, County Hospital

Coed Y Gric Road



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