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Health Inclusion Nurse

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 Per Annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Part Time
Reporting to the Senior Nurse/Operational Lead for CaVHIS, The Health Inclusion Nurse (HIN) works as part of the CaV Health Inclusion Service to improve the health of the most socially excluded patient groups in the Cardiff & Vale area. The HIN will take a positive, innovative and solution focused approach to providing timely care for people experiencing poor health outcomes who present with varying health complexities. The HIN will work closely with general medical colleagues, nurses from other specialities and tertiary agencies, to encompass the best achievable health outcomes. The HIN will develop and deliver intervention and act as an expert source of specialist advice to foster a culture of change towards health inequalities and injustices and advocate for accessible health care. The HIN will be dedicated, motivated, compassionate, adaptable and highly clinically skilled, they will have the professional confidence to work in an unpredictable and fast paced environment, they will have the ability to formulate high level holistic assessments considering all presenting concerns, create an excellent standard of risk assessment and identify any safeguarding concerns, referring to onwards general medical services when appropriate.

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

Main duties of the job

  • Triage and treat those presenting to the general medical services/primary care with varying health complexities
  • Refer and signpost to relevant care/specialities/agencies where necessary
  • High level risk management, risk assessment and safeguarding skills
  • Identifying presenting health difficulties/risks of socially excluded populations
  • Knowledge of minor illness and chronic disease
  • Ability to be professionally confident and have experience of being an autonomous practitioner and working within a team
  • Ability to work with people who have experienced trauma
  • Ability to engage with colleagues and other professionals to reduce poor holistic health outcomes and have previous experience of extended interagency working
  • Experience of working with people where English is not their first language and using various means of interpretation
  • Ability to engage in transitional change and service improvement
  • A non-judgemental attitude and compassionate acceptance of others is crucial to our service.

This post is fixed term/secondment for 13 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.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Use a thorough and structured approach to gather and document clinical history considering physiological, psychological, social and spiritual needs and any presenting safeguarding concerns including public health screening
  • Motivate and empower patients to make changes around their health, deliver health promotion interventions including harm reduction and prevention interventions as necessary, support an emphasis on health promotion and positive lifestyles as part of the public health agenda

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



  • First level nurse
  • Experience of working as a B5 or B6 nurse
  • Experience of working within a timely manner to reduce patient wait time and service impact
  • Degree educated
  • Evidence of specific knowledge and skills fitting with patient population
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Inclusion and non judgemental attitude - demonstrated
  • Ability to complete holistic assessments and risk assessments
  • Experience of following safeguarding policy
  • Experience of working with people who have experienced trauma


  • Minor Illness and Clinical Assessment Qualifications
  • Experience of working with people who are socially excluded and have poor health outcomes/experienced health injustices
  • Experience of delivering public health screening/immunisations
  • Demonstrable service flexibility
  • Knowledge and understanding of cultural and safeguarding issues including FGM, exploitation and trafficking
  • Understand the correlation between poor physical/mental health and addiction, identify difficulties, promote good health and harm reduction, signpost to specialist agencies for further support



  • Degree in nursing speciality


  • Independent prescriber

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Cardiff Royal Infirmary

Longcross St


CF24 0SZ

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