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Staff Nurse - Acute Response Team

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Carmarthen / Llanelli
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for committed and enthusiastic full time/ part time Registered General Nurses to work as part of the Carmarthenshire Community Nursing/Intermediate Care Service, based in the Acute Response Team. The Acute Response Team is a multi disciplinary team that provides a wide range of interventions in a patients home.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be responsible for providing acute nursing interventions to patients within the community setting, thereby reducing the need for hospital admissions. The post offers the opportunity to develop your skills and experience whilst making a difference to patient care.

The post-holder will need to demonstrate that they have good communication skills and it is essential that you possess the skills to work as part of a team. The post holder must be able to work autonomously, which is needed to undertake a lone worker role in the community. You must be able to take on the challenges of a changing, modern day multi Disciplinary Intermediate Care, Community Nursing Service.

You will be expected to work from one of two bases at Eastgate, Llanelli or Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen.

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 04/07/2024.

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


  • RGN Level 1 or 2
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Relevant post basic courses and/or experience
  • Mentorship
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Diploma/ Degree in Nursing



  • Statutory and mandatory training

Language Skills


  • Welsh speaker Level 1

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital / Eastgate

Carmarthen / Llanelli

SA15 3YF

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