Specialist Health Worker - Disability Service
Hywel Dda University Health Board
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Do you have a passion in making a difference for children and young people with disabilities?
Are you interested in enhancing your career pathway through joining an integrated health and social care team? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time permanent Learning Disability Nurse, Mental Health Nurse or Paediatric Nurse within our integrated 0-25 yrs Disability Service.
The main focus of this role is to enable children and young people to reach their full potential, have equal opportunities, choices and rights in their own community.
The successful applicant must have the ability to assess, plan, co-ordinate and review children with disabilities, and their families informing their health care and support.
The role incorporates being a source of health expertise in relation to disabled children including child development, managing challenging behaviours, health promotion and prevention, identifying early intervention opportunities.
You will need to have experience of working autonomously and managing a caseload, with the ability to support professionals, families, carers and communities with health information and advice in relation to children and young people with disabilities.
The post holder is also responsible for participating in the development and delivery of the health service provided by the 0-25yrs Disability Service.
Main duties of the job
To address the health agenda for each child or young person.
To manage a caseload of disabled children having responsibility to identify and assess the health, social and educational needs of the child in partnership with other family members and other professionals, and to prepare and monitor individual care and support plans.To participate in the development and planning of services for children with disabilities.To offer specialist health advice and guidance to the wider multidisciplinary team.
To undertake specialist clinics to support children and their families families such as bowel and bladder and behaviour management.To promote independence and self-care skills by supporting and teaching children and their parents/carers in collaboration with multi-agency colleagues to address day to day issues such as managing their health condition, behaviours that challenge, toileting and sleep programmes.To prepare health reports/updates for Child Protection and Looked After children meetings.To contribute and participate in the assessments and reviews of services that have been provided to meet assessed needs.
To work collaboratively with colleagues in the wider Children's Community Nursing Service to address the health agenda.
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 16th October 2023.
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 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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