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District Nurse Team Leader

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024
An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced District Nurse to apply for the demanding role of District Nurse Team Leader.

Any applicant must be a Registered Nurse in possession of their SPQ qualification. The successful applicant will manage and lead a very busy team of District Nurses ensuring the seamless and safe delivery of 7 day a week District Nursing care to a large caseload of acute and chronically ill patients. There is a minimum requirement for a highly flexible and enthusiastic approach to this challenging role as well as an ability to travel between sites in a timely manner.

The post is a 37.5 hour per week based in Borth surgery, Aberystwyth.

Main duties of the job

Exercise day to day accountability for the management of the District Nursing caseload, to include leading and developing the core nursing establishment in the delivery of compassionate, high quality, effective, patient-centred nursing care and providing fair, honest and measured people management.

Provide visible, professional nursing leadership, support, supervision and guidance (in line with NMC standards), expert clinical advice/intervention on specialist complex issues within own field and undertake management and monitoring activities in line with legal and professional requirements, statutory rules and HB policies relating to evidence based practice.Be responsible for the efficient management of the allocated budget, effectively deploying the nursing team and utilising the allocated resources and raising any financial expenditure concerns to appropriate personnel in a timely manner. Ensure the complex needs of patients with multiple pathologies, and their families, are addressed in a sensitive and empathic manner. This will include supporting the assessment, implementation, and re-evaluation of continuing health care packages of care.Work and communicate effectively as a member of the senior clinical and nursing leadership team for the directorate/service, collaborating with other District Nurse Team Leaders, and Clinical Lead Nurse, including deputising for the Clinical Lead Nurse where required regarding patient flow, Health Board and site based meetings.

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

Interview will be held on 11/07/2024.

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 (Part 1)
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Specialist Practice Award in District Nursing (post graduate)
  • Bronze IQT
  • Teaching/Coaching qualification (or equivalent experience)
  • Knowledge of legislation pertinent to role


  • Recognised management qualification
  • Recognised leadership qualification
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Masters degree in pertinent subject



  • Proven and relevant experience at Band 6 within a community setting.
  • Appropriate experience within specialty and able to demonstrate sound knowledge of relevant specialty
  • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge of NMC Code (2018)
  • Proven post-registration experience and evidence of coordinating and managing a team of staff.
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness of professional issues and developments.
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Experience of working in a multi-professional environment
  • Experience in budget management
  • Experience of effective staff management
  • Experience of running a ward/area/department
  • Experience of mentoring preregistration nursing/midwifery students
  • IT skills
  • Able to relate theory into practice through reflective skills
  • Good knowledge of information governance/data protection requirements


  • Experience of working in a Band 7 role
  • Understanding of financial and resource management processes

Language Skills


  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Borth Surgery


SY24 5JF

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