Senior Sister / Charge Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£42,284 to £48,388 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Following reconfiguration, Y Banwy ward in Bronglais General Hospital provides excellent care for patients experiencing respiratory problems. It has a dedicated 6 bed area for a mixed covid speciality ward.

As a Band 7 Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse you will be responsible for promoting and implementing practice conducive to high quality patient care.

Main duties of the job

Staff will need to be supported with training, education and risk management.

The post will be working closely with the multi-disciplinary team to enhance service delivery.

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 20/06/2023.

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 or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

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 isdesirablefor 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 and Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse (Part 1)
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Pertinent postgraduate diploma (or equivalent development/ experience and a willingness to undertake appropriate post graduate diploma level study when in post)
  • Bronze IQT
  • Teaching/ Coaching qualification (or equivalent experience)
  • Knowledge of legislation pertinent to role


  • Recognised management qualification
  • Recognised leadership qualification
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Masters degree in pertinent subject



  • Proven and relevant experience at Band 6
  • Appropriate experience within specialty and able to demonstrate sound knowledge of relevant specialty
  • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge of NMC Code (2018)
  • Proven post-registration experience and evidence of coordinating and managing a team of staff
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness of professional issues and developments
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Experience of working in a multi-professional environment
  • Experience in budget management
  • Experience of effective staff management, experience of running a ward/ area/ department
  • IT skills
  • Able to relate theory into practice through reflective skills
  • Good knowledge of information governance/ data protection requirements
  • Experience of mentoring pre-registration nursing/ midwifery students


  • Experience of working in a Band 7 role
  • Understanding of financial and resource management processes

Langauge Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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