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Clinical Lead Nurse Specialist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Waiting List Support Service is a Single Point of Contact for people awaiting treatment and forms part of the 3 Ps Waiting Well Policy, launched in 2023, which promotes healthy lifestyle, prevents patients deterioratingand supporting them to prepare for treatment and recovery.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Clinical Lead Nurse to be part of this evolving service leading our team of RGN's and non clinical call handlers and working closely with planned care teams and the Optimisation and Prehabilitation service team.

Main duties of the job

Provide specialist nursing knowledge, advice, guidance, support and leadership, and to support the development and lead on delivery of the plan within the defined area, which supports the Waiting List Support Service and Early Optimisation plan for the Health Board.

Provide expert advice and clinical guidance based on evidence based practice.

Work autonomously and manage own workload as a lead clinican within the defined area.

Provide appropriate supervision education and training to staff

Lead and manage a team of individuals.

Clinical activity telephone consultations, develop clinical resources for patients, Supporting Professional Activity e.g audit, CPD, teaching, research

Document and report clearly to ensure accuracy continuity and enhance understanding of others

Collate and present evidence-based reports to inform service improvement and development.

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 15/07/2024.

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 14,300 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 385,615 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

47 general practices (6 of which are managed practices), 45 dental practices (including 4 orthodontic), 96 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 isdesirable 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


  • Registered Nurse (Part 1)
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Masters Degree or equivalent experience in clinical practice
  • Bronze IQT
  • Expert level of clinical knowledge
  • Knowledge of service improvement
  • Able to undertake a literature search and critically appraise research papers


  • Teaching qualification (or equivalent experience)
  • Management qualification (or equivalent experience)
  • Advanced clinical knowledge



  • Relevant experience at Band 6
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Experience of working in a multiprofessional environment
  • Proven post registration experience and evidence of coordinating and managing a team of staff
  • Experience of working with preregistration nursing/midwifery students in a mentorship role
  • Experience of critical appraisal and undertaking audit
  • Good knowledge of information governance/data protection requirements
  • Experience of using reflective learning to support the development of self and staff


  • Band 7 experience
  • Experience of participating in research

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Hafan Derwen


SA31 3HB

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