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Are you looking for a new direction in nursing?

ARE you a qualified nurse who would like a new direction in nursing?

The Welsh Ambulance Service is recruiting Nurse Advisors to work as part of its 111 service, the new, completely free way to contact the NHS for health information and advice if you are ill are unsure what to do, and access urgent care once your GP surgery has closed.

The 111 service is currently available for the residents of Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend and Carmarthenshire, but is on course to roll out across the whole of Wales.

The Nurse Advisor vacancies are in Swansea and Cwmbran, and the Trust is hosting a series of drop-in sessions for prospective new recruits to get more information and meet the team.

Chris Powell, the Welsh Ambulance Service’s Head of Operations for NHS Direct Wales/111, said: “This is an exciting time for us as we develop the 111 service.

“If you’re passionate about providing excellent patient care and want to grow and develop with an organisation which is continually transforming services to meet the ever-changing needs of the communities we serve, then we want to hear from you.

“Nurse Advisors have the clinical autonomy to deliver safe, effective and patient focused care and make a real difference to patients by using their clinical knowledge supported by assessment software to carry out telephone triage.

“They will assess the patient’s presenting complaints, advise them on the next steps and refer them on to further care when appropriate.

“We can offer a variety of shifts over the 24 hour period, 365 days of the year and can offer full or part time working.

“We also have opportunities for people who have other qualified nursing jobs who can offer availability to work evenings and weekend shifts.”

The 111 service is currently being piloted in the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board area and the Carmarthenshire area of Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Last month, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething welcomed the success of the pilot and announced that he had commissioned plans to take the service forward in future.

He said: “The feedback we have had from local clinicians, operational staff and, more importantly, the public who have using the 111 service has been very positive. This is welcome news and a clear sign that the pilot has been a success so far.

“I am very pleased with the progress that has been made to date and would like to thank the 111 team, clinicians and operational staff for their hard work in delivering this service.

“I believe 111 will provide us with significant opportunities in enabling patients to receive the most appropriate service for their need, at the right time in the right place.”

For more information and to apply for the Nurse Advisor role, click here for vacancies in Swansea and here for vacancies in Cwmbran.

The closing date is 27 August 2017.

You can also meet the team at a series of drop-in sessions as follows:

17 August 2017 Thanet House, 10 Phoenix Way Enterprise Park, Swansea, SA7 9EH from 11.00am – 7.00pm

18 August 2017 Premier Inn near McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, The Derwen, A4061, Bridgend CF32 9ST from 10.00am – 5.30pm

22 August 2017 Christchurch Centre, BT Compound, Malpas Road, Newport, NP20 5PP from 10.00am – 4.00pm

23 August 2017 Holiday Inn Express Cardiff North, M4 (J32) from 10.00am – 7.00pm

Click here for more information about the 111 Wales service.

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Notes to Editors
For more information, call Communications Specialist Lois Hough on 01745 532537 or email Lois.Hough@wales.nhs.uk


10 Aug 2017 10:44




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