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Community Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
28 May 2024
An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified enthusiastic and motivated nurse to joinour friendly and supportive Community Team for People with a Learning Disability (CTLD)in Hywel Dda University Health Board,based in Llanelli.

This post comes during a period of Service Transformation in response to the changing needs of people with a learning disability and the national agenda for improvement. If successful, you will play a vital part within this exciting period of change, by contributing to the design of a new service model providing flexible & responsive services.

You will be expected to work proactively & creatively as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality, evidence based nursing caretoadults & young people with a learning disabilityin partnership with them & their families/carers.

You will have the opportunity to work closely with other colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team, and willprovide specialist advice, support & training to those on your caseload, their families & carers, and to your colleagues across the Health Board.

Applicants should have postgraduate experience of working as a Registered Learning Disability Nurse within a healthcare setting, have a broad knowledge ofclinical specialties, with evidence ofContinuing Professional Development.We offer regular supervision, professional development & access to peer Nursing support.

Main duties of the job

To have continuing professional accountability and responsibility for the provision of specialist health care, treatment and advice for a defined caseload of clients who have learning disabilities with complex health needs, and their carers, in the community.

To liaise and work in partnership with other agencies to deliver a flexible and responsive service which meets the need of the local population of people with a learning disability and the needs of carers.

To provide specialist advice, support and training on a range of health issues to other agencies who are responsible for the provision of services/care to people with learning disabilities with the aim of reducing health inequalities for people with a learning disability.

We would expect any interested applicants to be up to date with current policy/legislation & demonstrate an ability to improve service delivery by promoting change in health related projects.

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 10/06/2024.

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:o Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest o 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 o 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 o Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services o 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


  • Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities (RNLD) with a current NMC registration
  • Post-registration training with evidence of ongoing professional development in the field of learning disabilities
  • Evidence of Post-Graduate Certificate or Diploma or working towards or equivalent clinical experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of current policy and practice in relation to people with learning disabilities
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent, or recent experience in the provision of training to health staff
  • Evidence of risk assessment and risk management skills


  • Comprehensive understanding of local and national drivers for change in the field of learning disabilities



  • Extensive experience of working with people with learning disabilities at Band 5 or above
  • Experience in the assessment and management of people living with co-morbidities and complex health needs
  • Recent experience of working within a Community Team at Band 5, or extensive experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Recent experience of supervising non registered support staff
  • Evidence of working with people who display behaviours that challenge


  • Evidence of clinical leadership
  • Evidence of participation in audit cycles

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Ty Elwyn


SA15 3AP

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