Lymphoedema Community Clinical Educator
Hywel Dda University Health Board
This job is now closed
Clinical Educator On The Ground Education Project Lymphedema
Did you come into healthcare to make a difference? To improve patients' quality of life?
Are you passionate about improving outcomes and implementing change?
The on the ground education for lymphoedema is that! We work collaboratively with community staff to raise awareness of lymphoedema and update staff with regards to managing patients with chronic oedema and wet legs. We promote education as work-based learning, giving community staff the tools and education to treat patients with chronic oedema and wet legs efficiently, effectively, and safely.
We travel across the entire health board to work with district nursing teams throughout. Collaborative working between Lymphoedema, the cellulitis team, GPs' and other health care professionals to improve patient's outcomes and quality of life.
Come and see what a difference you can make!
Main duties of the job
The position requires a Level 4 Certificate in Healthcare.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in Hywel Dda University Health Board for motivated and enthusiastic health professionals to be part of the Lymphoedema team, working as Lymphoedema Community Clinical Educator.
This is a part time post.
This is an exciting opportunity for skilled, compassionate and innovative practitioners to assist the Clinical Lymphoedema Lead to deliver the On the Ground Education Programme within an integrated Health Board model. This post is open to registered Nurses and Allied health professionals.
The successful candidates will work closely with the Clinical Lead in Lymphoedema in order to evidence and meet value based outcomes for the service.
A key responsibility within this role is to support the implementation of the "on the ground education" for Lymphoedema management including the Wet Leg Pathway across the 3 counties of Hywel Dda Health Board.
The post holders will be expected to work closely with peers and colleagues across the organisation in order to influence change and improved value based outcomes within our target population.
There will be continued positive support and close liaison and working arrangements with the National Lymphoedema team as part of this role in terms of continued professional development.
The post has a Health Board wide responsibility for implementing the "on the ground" educational programme.
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 or please click Apply now to view in Trac.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Interviews will be held on 04/10/23
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.
Get instant access to our financial wellbeing benefit Wagestream. Wagestream is a tool for everyday life that lets you get paid your way by letting you track your wages in real-time, stream up to 50% of the money youve already earned, learn easy tips to manage your money better and save your wages straight from your salary.
Qualifications and knowledge
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).