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Long Term Care Specialist Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Health Board Wide (main location to be confirmed)
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The successful candidate will be a Registered Nurse from either Acute & Community or Mental Health background who is keen to develop their assessment skills further in working in an autonomous role within the NHS Long Term Care Service. This role demonstrates the importance of multi-disciplinary working and ensures that the successful candidate has a clear understanding of the policies and procedures associated with Continuing NHS Healthcare & NHS Funded Nursing Care and the associated financial implications as well as the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

Working with Hywel Dda University Health Board is a dynamic and innovative place to be. We have invested additional resource into the NHS Long Term Care Service and have implemented a new model of approach around ensuring person centred care. Having entered an exciting period of change we are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and patient focused Long Term Care Specialist Nurses within our Team who will be supporting not only the patients within the care home sector but also the staff as part of a Nursing Home Support Service. Our nurses are also now providing support through a recently developed Long Term Care Pathway which entails supporting secondary care with the Continuing NHS Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing Care processes. This new pathway is aimed at ensuring a smooth and patient focused transition from acute episode, through discharge planning and then Nursing Home placement.

Main duties of the job

The person we are looking for will be an enthusiastic experienced Nurse who has excellent assessment 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. The post involves working within the Nursing Home sector, assessing and monitoring individuals as well as providing training and support to Nursing Homes. Furthermore, the successful applicant will be reviewing and assessing patients for Continuing NHS Healthcare and Funded Nursing Care as well as managing MDT meetings relating to funding and discharge planning etc.

The successful applicants will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills and have the ability to work both as part of a team and autonomously. As well as assessing and reviewing individuals to ensure their identified care needs are being met and funding is appropriate, the successful applicant will also monitor standards of care within the Nursing Home setting.

The base can be in either Carmarthen, Llanelli or Pembroke Dock, but may be subject to change. However, you will need to be able to travel across the whole of the Hywel Dda University Health Board area as well as neighbouring counties.

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 05/06/2024.

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


  • First Level Registered Nurse
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continued personal and professional development to postgraduate diploma level or equivalent experience


  • Commitment to lifelong Learning
  • Qualification in the care of Older Adults



  • Experience of working in primary, secondary and/or independent Health Care
  • Knowledge and experience of caring for people who have ongoing care needs
  • Experience in the assessment and care of older adults


  • Experience of multiagency procedure and policies
  • Previous experience of complex nursing assessment
  • Experience of interagency working

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Location to be confirmed at interview

Health Board Wide (main location to be confirmed)

SA14 8QF

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