Deputy Home First Co-ordinator

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Band6 Deputy Home First Co-Ordinator to join the multi-disciplinary Home First Team based in Wrexham on a secondment to cover Maternity Leave. Now is a great time to join the Home First Team, as we further expand and develop the service to allow more and more patients to be cared for at home.

The post is 37.5 hours covering 7 days a week between 8am and 6pm, to meet the service requirements.

This post is a fixed term/secondment for 12 months due to meet the needs of the service.

If you are interested in applying for the secondment position, you must obtain permission from your current line manager prior to applying for this post

The successful candidate will be deputise for the Home First Co-Ordinator.

Main duties of the job

They will also be responsible for the ongoing screening of patients and the identification of care availability to facilitate safe and timely discharge from hospital and provide ongoing support to any ongoing or complex needs within the community through the Discharge to Assess model of care. The successful post holder will work within a supportive multi-disciplinary team to promote the Home First ethos through ongoing therapeutic interventions in the patient's own environment and on the Ready for Home wards.

The successful candidate will act as a link between the acute and community services and will work alongside our established Community Resource Team's in both Wrexham and Flintshire. You will be actively involved in the future development of the service. If you are looking for a new challenge, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

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



  • NMC Registered first level nurse
  • Evidence of ongoing education and professional development to Diploma Level or equivalent level of experience
  • Mentorship & Assessment training


  • Management qualification e.g. ILM, RCN Leadership
  • Independent Prescribing
  • District Nurse Specialist qualification or equivalent community nursing / development qualification



  • Significant community experience as a Band 5
  • Experience of working with patients who have acute / complex needs
  • Varied clinical experience and multi disciplinary working
  • Significant post registration experience


  • Link Nurse role



  • Analytical skills and ability to interpret clinical signs
  • Organisational skills
  • Demonstrate ability to care and communicate with warmth and understanding
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement, evaluate and delegate appropriately the delivery of care
  • Supervise, teach and assess registered and non-registered staff
  • Provide mentorship and preceptorship as appropriate
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of the primary health care team and other agencies
  • IT skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Experience of undertaking audit
  • Recognised qualification within an area of Chronic conditions management



  • Awareness of the changing health agenda, which affects community practice
  • Awareness of current research and its application to practice
  • Knowledge and evidence of application of consent
  • Knowledge of data protection and patient confidentiality
  • Understanding of risk assessment and health and safety issues


  • Awareness of the wider health agenda in which care is provided

Other relevant requirements


  • Committed to continuous development
  • Flexible approach to the needs of the service
  • Demonstrate timely travel arrangements between patients homes, clinics and surgeries


  • Welsh Speaker
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Croesnewydd Road


LL13 7TD

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