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Community Nurse Learning Disabilities

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified enthusiastic and motivated nurse to joinour friendly and supportiveCommunity Team for People with a Learning Disability (CTLD)in Hywel Dda University Health Board,based in Llanelli.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to work proactively and creatively, using your skills and experience as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality, evidence based nursing caretoadults and young people with a learning disabilityin partnership with them and their families/carers.You will have the opportunity to work closely with other colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team, and willprovide specialist advice, support and training to colleagues, families and carers in addition to the people on your caseload.

Youwill also be supported to develop your own clinical competency profile and to develop skills in specialist areas of practice.We offer regular supervision, professional development and access to peer Nursingsupport.

We would expect any interested candidates to be up to date with current learning disability policy/legislation and demonstrate an ability to improve service delivery by promoting change inhealth relatedprojects.We are keen to support nurses who are willing to share new ideas and suggest improvements. We have close links with Improvement Cymru and have access to dedicated in-house project management support.

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

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 23/07/2024.

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


  • Registered Nurse (RNLD, RGN, or RMN) with a current NMC registration
  • Good understanding of current policy and practice in relation to people with Learning Disabilities


  • Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities (RNLD)
  • Teaching Qualification or equivalent, or recent experience in the provision of training to health staff



  • Experience of working with adults with a learning disability


  • Experience working with community LD teams and Primary care services

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Ty Elwyn


SA15 3AP

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