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District Nurse Team Leader

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
This is a Secondment vacancy until 7.5.25

If you are a Hywel Dda University Health Board employee and are applying for this post as a secondment, agreement for the secondment is needed from your current manager prior to application.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time 37.5 hours per week, Band 7 Team Leader in Carmarthenshire's Llanelli District Nursing Team. This is a fixed term/secondment for 12 months.

There are currently 4 District Nursing Teams in Llanelli, providing nursing care for clients in the community between the hours of 8am and 6pm, 7 days per week.

We are looking for a motivated candidate with significant previous Community Nursing and staff management experience, to lead community services into the future.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, supervision and teaching of a team of bands 3 and 4, and band 5 and 6 nurses.In addition to this they will provide clinical advice to the team and other professional agencies, acting as a resource for evidence-based care. The successful candidate will provide clinical leadership and work as part of the MDT, in order to meet the needs of the caseload and local population and must be both an experienced clinician and manager of staff.The ability to travel between locations in a timely manner is essential for this post.

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 15/05/24

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 and Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse - Part 1
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Specialist Practice Award in District Nursing - post graduate
  • Bronze IQT
  • Bachelor degree, or equivalent experience
  • Teaching or Coaching qualification or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of legislation pertinent to role


  • Recognised management qualification
  • Recognised leadership qualification
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Masters degree in pertinent subject



  • Proven and relevant experience at Band 6 within a community setting
  • Appropriate experience within specialty and able to demonstrate sound knowledge of relevant specialty
  • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge of NMC Code 2018
  • Proven post-registration experience and evidence of coordinating and managing a team of staff
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness of professional issues and developments
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Experience of working in a multi-professional environment
  • Experience in budget management
  • Experience of effective staff management
  • Experience of running a ward, area or department
  • Experience of mentoring preregistration nursing and, or midwifery students
  • IT skills
  • Able to relate theory into practice through reflective skills
  • Good knowledge of information governance and data protection requirements


  • Experience of working in a Band 7 role
  • Understanding of financial and resource management processes

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Llanelli Community Nursing


SA15 3YF

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