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Community Public Health Nurse - School Nursing

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024
This is a fixed term/secondment vacancy until 31/05/2025 due to funding.

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.

Hywel Dda University Health Board's School Nursing Team are looking for an experienced Band 5 Registered Staff Nurse to join their Carmarthenshire Team.

The vacant post is Fixed Term for 1 year, working 30 hours per week term time only.

School Nurses are central to a range of services that promote the public health agenda and support the physical, emotional and social health of children and young people aged between 5 to 18 years.

The successful candidate will need excellent communication skills, be able to demonstrate their ability to work as an autonomous practitioner and within a team environment in line with the NMC code of professional conduct.

The School Nursing service are keen to support any ongoing professional development in order for the successful candidate to apply for the role of SCPHN School Nurse should they be interested.

Main duties of the job

Assist in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care of school-aged children and maintaining accurate records.Maintain good communication with school staff, professional colleagues, school children and relatives.Maintain and update clinical knowledge and, where appropriate, advise and guide others including students and teachers.Be involved in health education of school aged children and school staff appropriate to individual schools eg delivering growing up talks and sexual health education.Be aware of child protection guidance/policy issues and the need for effective and robust documentation and communication in line with child safeguarding procedures.Participate in school immunisation programmes, administering vaccines to children and young people and collating consent forms returned by parents.Develop and sustain a working relationship with named schools, children, young people and where appropriate their families.Prioritise workload to minimise risk to vulnerable children and maximise equality of health for all.Complete review Health Assessments for Looked After Children as delegated by responsible School Nurse.Respond to Accident and Emergency attendance notifications in line with Health Boards (HB) policy which at present prioritises child protection or other vulnerable children in school.

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 essential for this post.

Interviews will be held on 13/6/24

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 essential for this post. The Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you further develop your skills if necessary during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • RN Adult/ RN Child/ Midwife
  • Awareness of WG's Framework for School Nursing


  • Mentorship / Supervision



  • Experience of working with Children and/or young people
  • Experience of working in a team


  • Evidence of working with families, with an ability to show an understanding of children's rights
  • Experience of working in the community
  • Experience of child protection work

Language Skills


  • Welsh speaker (Level 5)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


R& A Offices, Stradey Business Centre


SA14 8YP

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