Staff Nurse

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Llanelli
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Old Age
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work on an older adult assessment unit based in Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli on either a full time or part time basis. The ward takes admissions of adults with a range of needs including functional illnesses and behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia from the Carmarthenshire and wider Hywel Dda University Health Board area.

The ward is an excellent learning environment for all grades and professions and allstaffare encouraged to develop to their maximum potential, with a wide range of formal training available both from the Health Board and The local University setting, and also from our ward based development programme.The ward actively utilises Dementia Care Mapping to inform care planning and improve service delivery for its' patients.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced Staff Nurse who is committed towards helping to improve and deliver the highest standards of person centred assessment and care to older adults on a 15 bedded unit. You will be working within an multi-disciplinary team which consists of Doctors, Nurses, Healthcare Support Workers, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Pharmacists, using a collaborative approach to solve and manage problems for the people in our care.

The successful applicants must have an interest working with older adults, possessexcellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate a willingness to develop in the staff nurse role and as a member of the team.

In return the successful applicants will have the opportunity to join a great team working in a rewarding environment with the opportunity to further develop their skills through training, support and regular supervision.

If you think you have the right skills,qualities andvaluesto make themost ofthis post then we would like you to hear from you.

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

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 (four 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 or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

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.

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)


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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