Main duties of the job

To play a role in helping to further develop the Rheumatology Service, with particular emphasis on improving and strengthening integrated partnership working with primary care colleagues. 

To provide the necessary health education and support to nurses and allied health professionals and general practitioners working in community and primary care settings regarding the monitoring and managing of rheumatology patients with chronic inflammatory joint disease, thereby aiming to achieve a reduction in the number of patients having to attend hospital out-patient clinics.

-To develop strong links with primary care colleagues, participate in the development and transfer of routine care for rheumatology patients from secondary to primary care, thereby enabling high risk patients to be seen and managed by specialist consultants.

-This new post will also have continuing overall responsibility for a defined caseload of rheumatology patients through nurse led clinics providing high standards of care with each patient.

-To enable the rheumatology specialist team to identify areas of audit and research that is required and in collaboration undertake R&D developments as part of role. 

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply. 

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and Proud to Lead competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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. 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • RGN Commitment to undertake other rheumatology training or Nursing Degree (or working towards)
  • Desirable criteria

  • Nurse Prescriber Independent Prescriber
  • Knowledge & Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Has good clinical knowledge of common rheumatological conditions and experience of managing patients with rheumatological disorders
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Desirable criteria

  • A willingness to attend for further education in Rheumatology Specialty
  • Welsh speaking
  • Skills & Abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to contribute to education and development across professional boundaries
  • The ability to work within clinical guidelines, protocols and care pathways
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Desirable criteria

  • Good teaching / supervision skills
  • Experience in developing care pathways
  • To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

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