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Community Public Health Nurse - School Nursing

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
Hywel Dda University Health Board School Nursing Team are looking for 2 experienced Band 5 Registered Staff Nurses to join their Carmarthenshire team.

This vacancy involves working 37.5 hours, all year round on a permanent basis.

Main duties of the job

The School Nursing service is 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 16 years (or up to 18 years if in 6th form).

The successful candidate will need excellent communication skills, be able to demonstrate their ability to work as an autonomous practitioner and undertake delegated tasks within a team environment, in line with the NMC code of professional conduct. They will participate in school based immunisation programmes, administering vaccines to children and young people and collating consent forms returned by parents.

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.

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: 9/7/24

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

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 & 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 childrens rights
  • Experience of child protection work
  • Experience of working within the community

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


R& A Offices, Stradey Business Park


SA14 8YP

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