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Community Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Pembroke Dock
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Community Nurse based in Pembroke Dock District Nursing Team. We are looking for a motivated nurse to work alongside out established community team.

The role will allow you to support the management of a delegated caseload within the Community Nursing Team providing high quality and complex care management to patients in their own homes, with the guidance and support of an experienced District Nurse Team Leader.

The post holder will ensure high standards of care are delivered to patients and their families/carers within the home environment. This includes liaising with staff, patient/carers and other agencies/organisations as required to ensure appropriate delegation of duties and risk management, whilst ensuring effective communication between those involved in the care package. Pembrokeshire's Community Nursing Teams have a wide-ranging nursing skill mix and pride themselves on supporting professional development and improving high standards of community practice in line with current health policy.

This is a permanent position, worked over a 7-day period including weekends and bank holidays.

The post holder will need the ability to travel between sites in a timely manner.

Main duties of the job

Provide and be accountable for the provision of a high standard of cost effective, safe, individualised nursing care to patients in the community setting through the assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating of patient care. This will be based upon evidencebased practice in line with legal requirements and health board policies relating to practice and the NMC Code.Provide care to adult patients in their own home, residential or nursing care home, clinic setting or holiday accommodation with any medical/ nursing condition.Have delegated responsibility for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care packages and contribute to the application process for continuing health carefunding.

Contribute to the induction and training of new staff members, student nurses, pre and post registration students.

Be flexible, adaptable in order to accommodate the needs of the service, be able to contribute to the performance of the community nursing team and develop professionally within the role.

Work alone and with confidence to make decisions without supervision. Work in line with the Health Board Lone Worker policy.

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

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 will be held on 30/07/2024.

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


  • Level 1 Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Evidence of personal continuing development, statutory and mandatory training
  • Awareness of Health Board policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Ability to relate theory to practice
  • Understanding of primary health care working


  • Post registration experience, in acute services.
  • Teaching and assessing
  • Understanding of clinical governance, health & safety, risk management awareness
  • Community experience
  • Willing to undertake further training as necessary.
  • Evidence of post registration education - Diploma / Degree Level



  • Ability to demonstrate sound knowledge of NMC Code (2018)
  • Able to relate theory to practice through reflective skills.


  • Relevant community experience
  • Ability to demonstrate sound knowledge of the community

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Pembrokeshire District Nursing

Pembroke Dock

SA72 6SY

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