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SACT (Systemic Anticancer Treatment) Charge Nurse / Sister

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

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Band 7
Full Time
This is a fixed term/secondment vacancy until 31/03/24 due to funding

If you are an internal applicant this post will only be offered on a secondment basis and you will need to have gained your line managers approval for the secondment prior to going to interview.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a dedicated team of nurses based on the Chemotherapy day unit at Glangwili General Hospital, for a 9 month period.

The team cares for outpatients, requiring Systemic Anti Cancer Treatment, in collaboration with specialist colleagues based in Hywel Dda UHB and Swansea Bay UHB.

Full Time post available although there is some scope for part time work.

Main duties of the job

The role requires you to: -

To line manage and lead the Chemotherapy Day Unit team.

To engage with and drive quality improvement.

Continuously monitor and strive to improve patient experience.

Oversee and support the professional development of the Team.

Work towards achieving and maintaining key performance indicators and quality standards.

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 16/06/23

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 (five 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 and Knowledge


  • Registered nurse
  • Be prepared to study at Msc level and work towards full Msc.
  • Evidence of Post graduate Specialist modules in Oncology/Palliative Care
  • Teaching and Assessment ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Non-medical prescribing or prepared to work towards qualification
  • Expert SACT knowledge
  • Up to date knowledge of current professional issues


  • Evidence of higher level of practice development within specialist area



  • Extensive previous experience of working within specialty area.
  • Experience of complex decision making.
  • Experience in communication skills in very emotive situations.
  • Experience where a degree of autonomous working has been required.
  • Experience of multi-professional working.


  • People management experience

Language skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital

Dolgwili Road


SA31 2AF

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