We have a vacancy for a qualified Health Visitor within the North Ceredigion area working on a permanent basis.
The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of health needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care to meet the needs of the child and their family following the Healthy Child Wales Programme.
The post holder will need to be committed to developing a high degree of standards of care and actively seek and promote professional working relationships with other statutory and voluntary practitioners. The post holder will be passionate about promoting specialist knowledge and advice to families enabling them to lead healthy lifestyles, prevent illness and to give their children the best possible start in life.
A positive attitude to team working is essential.
In order to apply you will need to possess a Health Visiting qualification and be registered in the appropriate part of the NMC register. Travel is an essential part of this role, please demonstrate your ability to fulfil this criteria in your application.
There will be opportunities for training and professional development along with a programme of clinical supervision.
Hywel Dda University Health Board delivers on the criteria set by the Welsh Government Healthy Child Programme and Baby Friendly Initiative.
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.
You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
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 isdesirablefor 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.