Registered Nurse - Population Testing
We provide healthcare services to people living in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf county borough areas, serving a population of around 450,000. We are ideally situated between Wales’s capital city, Porthcawl to the west, and the stunning scenery in the Brecon Beacons.
Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.
We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race/nationality, religion/belief, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.
Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.
All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh or English, and no preference will be given to applications submitted in either language.
THIS POST IS FIXED TERM/SECONDMENT UNTIL 30/11/21 DUE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE SECONDMENT POSITION, YOU MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM YOUR CURRENT LINE MANAGER PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POST.
As part of the UHB’s response to COVID-19 and the wider Welsh Government’s Track, Trace the Protect project. An exciting secondment or fixed term (until end March 2021) opportunity has arisen for Registered Nurses to work in our communities within our Population Testing Units.
The post holder will be responsible for the COVID-19 swabbing of adults and children within the Testing Unit bases across the UHB or community and primary care facility. They will provide specialist advice in relation to the swabbing procedure and the treatment of COVID-19. Any specific training required for the role will be provided
The post holder will be part of a wider dedicated team and supported by a Senior Nurse, Band 7 Testing Unit Clinical Manager, Health Care Support workers and a large administrative team. As the registered nurse on duty in the testing unit you will take charge of the testing unit, and its resources for the duration of their duty and be responsible for the support and supervision of junior staff.
If you are a Registered Nurse who would like the opportunity to be part of a National project, supporting your community and have the ability to travel to all UHB sites then we would love to hear from you.
The main UHB Testing Units are situated in:
- Royal Glamorgan Hospital
- Kier Hardie Health Park
- There is also a need to provide swabbing in the community
If you have a preference, please identify your preferred location as part of your personal statement on your application.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Closing Date: 28th January 2021
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Welsh language skills are desirable
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Rebecca Jones
- Job title
- Senior Nurse - Population Testing
- Email address