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Community Nurse

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Pembroke Dock
Salary
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Community Nurse based within the Home First Team in Pembrokeshire.

The role will involve supporting the management of a delegated caseload within the Enhanced Bridging Service as part of the Home First Team. This will include caseload management, as well as support and guidance being provided to a team of Band 2 Community HCSWs.

The post holder will ensure high standards of care are delivered to patients and their families/carers within the home environment by ensuring care is assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to liaise with staff, patient/carers and the wider multi-disciplinary team. It is expected that appropriate delegation of duties and risk management strategies are applied in order to maintain effective communication between those involved in the patient's care package.

Pembrokeshire's Community Nursing Teams have a wide-ranging nursing skill mix and pride themselves on supporting professional development and improving high standards of community practice in line with current Health Board values.

There is currently 1 full time permanent position available, working 5 days over a 7-day period, including weekends and bank holidays.

The post holder will need the ability to travel across sites in a timely manner.

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 14/6/24

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

Essential

  • Level 1 Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Evidence of personal continuing development, statutory and mandatory training
  • Awareness of Health Board policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Ability to relate theory to practice
  • Understanding of primary health care working


Desirable

  • Post-registration experience, in acute services
  • Teaching and assessing
  • Understanding of clinical governance, health & safety, risk management awareness
  • Community experience
  • Willing to undertake further training as necessary
  • Evidence of post-registration education - Diploma/ Degree Level


Experience

Essential

  • Ability to demonstrate sound knowledge of NMC Code (2018)
  • Able to relate theory to practice through reflective skills


Desirable

  • Relevant community experience
  • Ability to demonstrate sound knowledge of the community


Language Skills

Desirable

  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)


Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Address

South Pembrokeshire Hospital

Pembroke Dock

SA72 6SY

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

100-NMR165-0524

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