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Staff Nurse - Discharge

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Aberystwyth
Salary
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a band 5 nurse to support and advise wards to undertake timely planning and actions related to patient discharge.

Your role will be to provide all information relating to discharge and manage patient and family expectations , minimising the amount of time patients need to stay in hospital.

This is a full-time position, however, part-time hours (minimum of 30 hours) maybe considered.

Main duties of the job

You will support ward managers and clinicians to facilitate effective co ordination of appropriate interventions and services that meet the complex discharge requirements of patients.

Ensuring safe and affective transfers of care form acute setting to community /home setting.

Acting as a patient advocate ensuring that the patient family and carers are fully informed and supported at all times.

Supporting the acute ward teams in early identification of all patients with complex needs who will require efficient and effective discharge planning and coordination in order to prevent delays in transfer of care ,

Supporting sustain and embed the SAFER methodology

You will be an active participant on daily board rounds and to ensure that all patients have a meaningful estimated day of discharge.

Ensuring that all data is captured live on the Frontier system

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 18/07/2024

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 12,000 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

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 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

Essential

  • Current NMC registration


Desirable

  • Degree in Nursing
  • Evidence of post registration study and training, e.g. POVA
  • Evidence of post registration study and training, e.g. Child Protection
  • Evidence of post registration study and training, e.g. Intermediate Life Support if required in clinical setting


Experience

Essential

  • Pre-registration evidence in direct nursing care
  • Experience of providing holistic nursing care
  • Interest in developing nursing skills


Desirable

  • Clear understanding of clinical governance framework
  • Implement evidence based practice


Language skills

Desirable

  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)


Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Address

Bronglais General Hospital

Caradog Road

Aberystwyth

SY23 1ER

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

100-NMR238-0624-A

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