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Long Term Care Specialist Nurse Team Leader

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Team Leader will be responsible for managing an NHS Continuing Healthcare Team as well as co-ordinating the systems and processes applicable to Continuing NHS healthcare.

Our Long Term Care Specialist Nurses, who used to be known as Nurse Assessors, are also now providing support through a recently developed Long Term Care Pathway which entails supporting secondary care with the Continuing NHS Health Care and NHS Funded Nursing Care processes. This pathway is aimed at ensuring a more smooth and patient focused transition from acute episode, through discharge planning and then Nursing Home placement.

A full understanding of the NHS Continuing Health Care Criteria and knowledge of Funded Nursing Care is desirable although this can be developed following appointment.

Responsibilities will include scrutinising applications for NHS Continuing Healthcare against the criteria for funding, referring back to originator with any queries/issues, attending case/review conferences to discuss new and current packages, managing complex discussions and negotiating resolution as appropriate taking into account both the clinical and financial implications/risks to the client and the Local Health Board, providing daily management to a team of band 6 Long Term Care Specialist Nurses on a daily basis which includes human resource issues and a reporting mechanism to the senior managers.

Main duties of the job

Are you a first level General Nurse or a Registered Mental Health Nurse with varied experience looking for this new challenge? If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Long Term Care Specialist Nurse Team Leader with the Long Term Care Team in Hywel Dda Health Board.

The person we are looking for will be an enthusiastic experienced Nurse who has excellent leadership and communication skills and who enjoys a challenge. We have a team of Long Term Care Specialist Nurses who work closely with a number of other professionals.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is a dynamic and innovative place to be and this role is no different. The Team Leader will be responsible for managing an NHS Continuing Healthcare Team as well as co-ordinating the systems and processes applicable to Continuing NHS healthcare. The Team itself is responsible for the management of the NHS Continuing Health Care criteria on a Health Board wide basis as well as the monitoring of people eligible for NHS CHC in care home environments. The successful post holder will be responsible for assisting the Strategic and Senior Operational lead for NHS CHC, and assisting in policy changes and implementation.

The base can be in either Carmarthen or Llanelli, but may be subject to change. However, you will need at times to be able to travel across the whole of the Hywel Dda area.

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

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 30/05/2024.

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 healthcare professional
  • Evidence of professional development & life long learning to postgraduate diploma level
  • Degree in appropriate area of clinical practice
  • Postgraduate qualification at Masters level, or equivalent experience


  • A management qualification



  • Experience of multi-agency procedure and policies
  • Experience of inter agency working
  • Understanding of the independent care sector
  • Post registration experience at management level
  • Providing specialist advice to partner organisations and colleagues
  • Specialist knowledge and/or practical experience of caring for people with multiple pathology whom have ongoing needs
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in making professional judgments and care need


  • Experience of long term strategic planning

Language skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Hafan Derwen or Block 6 Prince Philip Hospital

St David's Park/Bryngwyn Mawr


SA31 3HB

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