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Covid Testing
Band 5
Fixed term until 31/03/2022
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Other
Full time and part time hours available
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Hywel Dda University Health Board
Employer type
Picton Centre
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Salary period
05/12/2021 23:59
Interview date

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COVID-19 Vacancy Staff Nurse

Band 5

Our Hywel Dda values reflect who we are and how we behave. We continuously work together to be the best we can be as we strive to develop and deliver excellent services, putting people at the heart of everything we do. Throughout our recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you would demonstrate these values in the way that you work with us.

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This is a fixed term position offered until 31 March 2022.

If you are an internal applicant this post will only be offered on a secondment basis and you will need to have gained your line managers approval for the secondment prior to going to interview.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is looking to appoint a flexible, motivated and enthusiastic individual to support the COVID-19 testing service which is integral to the Test, Trace & Protect (TTP) function in developing high quality, safe, effective and efficient services in the Testing Unit. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of the Health Board response to COVID strategy. The post holder will work as part of the Testing Unit Team with support of the Lead Nurse.

The post holder will be required to assist in the management and organisation of their clinical area and participate in the education, development and supervision of other staff members. Work alongside the nursing team members, providing support and delegating to junior colleagues in the provision of direct care and demonstrate the health board’s values. 

The post holder will be required to comply and maintain the HB IP&C standards and the Covid 19 infection prevention national guidelines along with the Standard Operational Procedure (SOP). Adhere to Health and safety measures as outlined in the SOP and escalate any concerns to the lead nurse of the screening unit. 

The post holder will be required to manage the day to day operation of Covid19 screening workload either in a Screening Unit, community settings or in individual homes. Assessing patient needs and implementing and evaluating nursing care and to ensure the safe delivery of effective patient care. The post holder will be expected to provide up to date information to patients and families on the current guidance on Covid 19 information for example self/home isolation, results. 

The post holder will be expected to maintain their skills and knowledge and awareness of professional issues, and maintain their profession and act in accordance with their Code of Conduct. 

Full time and part time hours available will be considered

Please see the person specification for magnitude of post.

For an informal discussion concerning this post please contact Hanna Lockwood on or telephone 07866 077587.

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 10 December 2021.

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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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Hanna Lockwood

Lead Nurse Covid Testing Units Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire

07866 077587

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