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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse Critical Care

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£42,284 to £48,388 a year per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic individual, to develop as a Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit based in Withybush General Hospital. This is a permanent post and is full time (37.5 hours per week). Part time may be considered.

The successful candidate would be responsible for ICU, ensuring efficient and effective managements of the unit. The applicant will ensure patients receive safe, individualised and effective standards of care.

You will be required to manage the skill mix of the nursing team and provide advice and clinical leadership to support and develop the nursing team within the department. As the unit leader you will need to display leadership skills and qualities, along with effective management for the nursing team in complex and pressurised situations.

The successful candidate must have managerial experience in ITU and experience of effective leadership skills, a Critical Care Qualification and NMC Registration.

The successful candidate must have the ability to motivate staff in a professional manner with the ability to lead the team and maintain high standards of care. The candidate must demonstrate willingness to develop leadership and management skills and show ability to respond to change within practice.

Effective communication must be demonstrated at all times, along with a calm manner in situations of extreme workload.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for providing highly specialist advice and clinical leadership to support and develop the nursing team within the department and specialty.

In conjunction with the Senior Nurse Manager develop and review standards of direct nursing care according to research evidence and audit results, ensuring agreed standards of care are delivered to patients within area of responsibility.

You will be expected to maintain a safe environment for staff and patients and provide specialist clinical advice within the multidisciplinary team and support services.

You will be expected to promote and maintain good working relationships with members of the multidisciplinary team and to have knowledge of all Health Board policies and procedures/guidelines relevant to the ward.

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 12/06/23

About us

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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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Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Level 1 Registered Nurse (RGN/RN) (Adult)
  • Current NMC Registration
  • BSc Nursing or currently completing
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of NMC Codes of practice
  • Expert knowledge of Critical care Nursing to postgraduate diploma level
  • General acute and critical care nursing experience
  • Able to relate theory to practice findings and to practice
  • Maintain their personal and organisational development
  • Provide specialist clinical advice within the multidisciplinary team
  • Relevant post basic courses/and or experience


  • Supervisory management NVQ level 3/ Certificate in Management Studies or equivalent
  • Awareness of Clinical Governance
  • Awareness of topical issues in health and social care



  • Band 6 experience as a registered nurse in that speciality
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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