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Palliative Care Staff Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Palliative care nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Hywel Dda University Health Board to work as a Band 5 Nurse at Ty Bryngwyn, Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli.

The role involves working with patients with complex palliative care needs and their families.

Main duties of the job

As a registered nurse you are accountable for the delivery of a high standard of effective nursing care without direct supervision.

You will ensure patients receive safe, individualised and effective standards of care by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating their care.

You will communicate effectively at all times and in conjunction with other team members contributing to developing and maintaining the ward/ department philosophy.

You will take charge of the ward/department in the absence of the nurse in charge and support them in the efficient running of the clinical area.

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 11/10/2023.

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 isdesirablefor 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


  • RGN Level 1 or 2
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Relevant post basic courses and/or experience
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Knowledge of NMC Codes of practice
  • Knowledge of Health Board Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
  • Experience of speciality
  • Able to relate theory to practice
  • Maintain personal & professional development


  • Diploma/ degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Palliative Care
  • Knowledge of Topical issues in Health & Social Care
  • Knowledge of audit



  • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge of rehabilitation and elderly care
  • Statutory & mandatory training


  • Experience of supervision of junior staff

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Ty Bryngwyn, Prince Philip Hospital


SA14 8QF

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