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Nurse Health Access Team

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a registered nurse to join the Health Access Team for asylum seekers within Swansea Bay University Health Board.

The Health Access Team is a dynamic and innovative nurse led service. It was initiallycommissioned in 2001 and has evolved over time in response to asylum seekers complex needs and the policy context of service provision.

The Health Access Team provide a holistic, person centred approach in assessment of an individuals physical and emotional well-being, promotes healthy behaviours and delivers public health services. The team sign posts and refers to services, voluntary support and translated health information.

The Health Access Team act as advocate for individuals, and represent the needs of asylum seekers in a variety of strategic forums.

The Health Access Team promote a nurturing supportive environment to ensure Staff will thrive and reach their full potential within the service. Innovation and opportunities for professional development are encouraged within the confines of local, national and international policies.

Main duties of the job

Assessment of health needs including migration route, communicable diseases, non communicable diseases, mental health, sexual health, nutrition, dental health, maternity, child health and safeguarding. Use of interpreting services.

Vaccination of individuals with uncertain or unknown immunisation status including adults, over fives and unaccompanied asylum seeker children.

TB screening - Mantoux testing

Sign posting and referral to NHS primary and secondary care services

Partnership working with housing provider, statutory and voluntary organisations.

Support pre and post registrant nurses and other NHS professionals with learning opportunities for professional development.

Advocate for asylum seekers , promote equity in access to health care provision.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

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

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse/Midwife


  • Public health nursing
  • Degree/Diploma



  • Able to demonstrate what is meant by Inclusion health. Able to demonstrate an understanding of the particular needs of asylum seekers.



  • Experience in holistic health assessment including men's health, maternity and child health, mental health, sexual health



  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the barriers to communication and the skills required to enable communication. Experience with using interpreters in person or via telephone or app

Partnership working


  • Able to demonstrate experience working with statutory and voluntary organisations

Data analysis


  • Basic understanding of IT software eg Word, Excel

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Central Clinic

21 Orchard Street



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