Bank - COVID-19 Community Tester

Powys Teaching Health
Across Powys
Competitive salary
10 May 2021
12 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work. It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centred. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference. If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!

Did you know - Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Resourcing team on 01874 712580 or e-mail

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support our COVID 19 Test Trace and Protect Programme in Powys Teaching Health Board. The role of the COVID 19 Community Tester will be to deliver the testing component of our service and will be pivotal in working with the clinical registrants in order to identify patients needs, to ensure excellent care is given to our patients.

We are looking for Band 2 COVID -19 Community testers to join our dynamic, forward thinking Testing team and to help support our new models of care to support the Covid-19 situation and deliver our Test Trace and Protect strategic framework.

We're looking for enthusiastic people who are excited about new opportunities. You will be working in a supportive environment that will be varied and will offer you the chance to feel a valued member of the service, providing a crucial role to help defeat the pandemic..

You will be required to work on a bank basis in order for our service to be delivered 7 days a week, delivering antigen testing in our Mass Testing Units and our community settings. Our aim is to provide a high standard of evidence based care to patients and recognising the wider impact that COVID-19 can have on peoples lives.

You will need to be confident and be keen to take up training opportunities as the service develops.

You will need be highly motivated, have the ability to use your own initiative and demonstrate the values and behaviours of the health board.
We will provide you with a structured induction and training period to ensure you have the opportunity to develop new skills and competence.

The requirements are that you should hold a valid UK driving license and be willing to travel across areas within Powys based on service need and demand.

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

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameTSU AdministratorJob titleTSU AdministratorEmail addresspowys.tsu@wales.nhs.ukTelephone number01874 712557Additional contact information

Further Information Please contact:

Claire Preece, Service Manager and Clinical Lead , Test Trace and Protect Programme.

Email: T

el: 07580 999 076

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To find out more about working for Powys Teaching Health Board please visit our Web site 'working for us' page, where you will find staff testimonials, benefits, information about the health board and our values framework.

Where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. You are therefore advised to submit your completed application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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