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Senior Nurse - Quality Assurance School Nursing

Hywel Dda University Health Board
To be confirmed
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, School nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the School Nursing Team, Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Applications are invited from a dynamic, professional Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nursing, with experience of managing staff within the sphere of children's public health nursing, for a permanent part time (22.5 hours per week) Band 8a Senior Nurse Quality Assurance, School Nursing to cover the three local authority areas of Hywel Dda University Health Board.

The role will require an individual who has the relevant qualifications, confidence and experience of operationally managing staff whilst ensuring robust professional and clinical governance standards are met and maintained by all staff.

The School Nursing and Youth Health Team is currently seeking to develop and expand its services within the Health Board, and is looking for someone with the passion and commitment to lead this work, ensuring that sound professional and clinical governance standards are met and maintained by the staff.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will operationally manage the Team Leaders for the School Nursing Team, and be accountable for the quality of the delivery of these services. They will be a visible leader within the three counties, being a regular presence in areas to demonstrate engagement with staff and service users, providing professional expert support to staff when needed.

The post holder will work closely with the Head of School Nursing and Youth Health Team at the strategic level to future proof the workforce and to further develop skill mix roles for the benefit of all children and young people they support.

The post holder will display a considerable degree of initiative, apply a high degree of confidentiality, possess mature judgement and promote the Health Board Values within School Nursing Team and across their whole area of work.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews will be held on 04/06/24

About us

Hywel Dda University health board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide, 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 he 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/ Midwife
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse
  • Educated to Masters level in a healthcare related subject/ or working towards with equivalent experience
  • Evidence of ongoing dynamic continuing professional development within the speciality linked to demonstrable clinical competencies
  • Evidence of dynamic CPD to postgraduate diploma level


  • RCN Leadership course or equivalent



  • NHS experience at managerial level incorporating strategic and operational management of Nursing services
  • Awareness of up to date with NHS agenda, Public Health priorities, national directives and all governance aspects of health care
  • Proven track record of undertaking and completing significant projects


  • Currently working in the speciality

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Health Board Wide

To be confirmed

SA31 3HB

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