Covid-19 Testing Clinician
NHS AfC: Band 5
Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work. It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centred. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.
Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference. If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!
Did you know – Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Resourcing team on 01874 712580 or e-mail Powysresourcing@wales.nhs.uk
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to support our COVID 19 Test Trace and Protect Programme in Powys Teaching Health Board. This is a new role for a fixed term of 12 months or we can offer a secondment opportunity for 12 months. The role of the COVID 19 Testing Clinician will be to deliver the testing component of our service and will be pivotal in identifying patients needs in order to ensure excellent care is given to our patients.
We are looking for Band 5 clinical staff with a nursing degree of allied health professional degree to join our dynamic, forward thinking Testing team and to help support our new models of care to support the Covid-19 situation and deliver our Test Trace and Protect strategic framework.
We're looking for enthusiastic clinicians who are excited about new opportunities. You will be working in an environment that will be varied and will offer you the chance to influence service developments and improvements.
You will be required to work on a rota basis in order for our service to be delivered 7 days a week, delivering testing in our Mass Testing Units and our community settings. Testing currently includes antigen testing and antibody testing.
Our aim is to provide a high standard of assessment and evidence based care to patients and recognising the wider impact that COVID-19 can have on peoples lives.
You will need to be confident to deliver any training requirements and educating on up to date guidelines will be an important part of the role.
You will need be highly motivated, have the ability to use your own initiative and demonstrate the values and behaviours of the health board.
We will provide you with a structured induction and training period to ensure you have the opportunity to develop new skills and competence.
The requirements are that you should hold a valid UK driving license and be willing to travel across areas within Powys based on service need and demand.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
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
- Claire Preece
- Job title
- Service Manager and Clinical Lead , Test Trace and Protect Programme
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 07812 491869