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Advanced Practitioner (Urgent & Intermediate Care)

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a flexible,innovativeand motivated advanced practitioner to support the deliveryof our strategic aimto prevent unnecessary escalation of care where possible, byprovidingproactive support, and to enable access to the right care, first time for people who have a need for urgent or emergency care.

As pressure on emergency departments continues to grow, new care modelsand ways of workingare pivotal in relieving pressure through admission avoidanceandfacilitatingsafe early discharge.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for highly motivated, dynamic,and inspirational individual to join ourteam to help lead and shape our care models working with similar minded clinicians about the system.

We would welcome applications from practitioners with experience and with an advanced practice qualification atMaster'slevel or working towardsMaster'slevel.

In this role you will be supported by a team of senior clinicians to provide ongoing personal and professional development.

Main duties of the job

Contribute to the design/delivery of urgent primary care and intermediate care services, aiming toprovidesafe andappropriate care at home aligned to the Health Board's Urgent and Emergency Care programme and its agreed principles/ scope

Work in partnership with the Urgent and Intermediate Care and WAST multidisciplinary team toprovideremote clinical triage and assessment to patients who have presented to WAST and whose conveyance to hospital could be avoided

Arrange referrals to community pathways (eg mental health services, intermediate care crisis response, patient's own GP), including scheduling of appointments in emergency units and SDEC

Work with key multi agency team members to support the development of a coordinated clinical streaming hub

Develop and strengthen interprofessional working between key stakeholders in Urgent primary/ emergency care to support the development of a place-based county-wide clinical response team

Support opportunities for innovation and implementation including the development of a community diagnostics strategy,providingcare closer to home

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 12/12/2023.

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 (six 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 & Knowledge


  • Registered Health Care Professional (eg HCPC/NMC)
  • Relevant Masters Degree/180 credits at level 7 (Masters) in relevant area OR 60 Credits at Masters Level, (level 7) and requirement to complete 120 additional level 7 (or full masters degree) within 2 academic years of appointment with equivalent experience
  • Non-Medical Prescriber, or willingness to commit to undertake in line with future service development


  • Evidence of higher level of practice development within specialist area



  • Extensive previous experience of working within specialty area
  • Demonstrable experience of complex decision making
  • Experience of multi-professional working


  • People management experience

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Withybush General Hospital


SA61 2PZ

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