Junior Sister / Charge Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
This is a fixed term/secondment vacancy until 31/12/23

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.

Are you a dynamic, highly motivated, compassionate and enthusiastic nurse with a passion for maintaining and improving high standards of nursing care?

If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen within the frailty pathway for a Junior Sister/ Charge Nurse on a fixed-term basis to cover secondment.

Ward 3 is a 24 bedded ward specialising in frailty. As part of the frailty pathway we provide the key to safe effective patient treatment and discharge planning. We receive patients from the frailty assessment unit and provide holistic assessment of patient's needs in order to discharge them safely. Our aim is to provide seamless, high quality care with minimal disruption to existing social support. Therefore we aim to discharge patients within a 72 hour timeframe.

Our team is often described as friendly and welcoming, the whole team compromises of therapists, nurses, medical team and our fantastic HCSW team. We want to create an environment in which change is embraced and we are seeking an individual with a strong passion for delivering gold standards of care.

We could offer you the opportunity to develop and expand your existing knowledge and skills with the opportunity to develop/gain managerial experience.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to ensure a high standard of care is delivered to our patients working closely with other teams, whilst having a strong focus on patient flow in line with wider operational pressures.

You will need to demonstrate the ability to lead the team with the main emphasis on keeping the patients at the centre of everything we do.

If you are motivated, passionate and committed to maintaining high standard of care and feel you have the drive and enthusiasm to join our team come and find out what we can offer you.

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: 15/06/23

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 and Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse (Part 1)
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Pertinent post graduate diploma (or equivalent development/experience and a willingness to undertake appropriate post grauduate diploma level study)
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Bronze IQT


  • Teaching qualification (or equivalent experience)
  • Recognised management qualification.



  • Appropriate experience within specialty and able to demonstrate sound knowledge of relevant specialty
  • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge of NMC Code (2015)
  • Experience of working in a multi-professional environment
  • Experience of running a ward/area/department
  • Experience of working with preregistration nursing / midwifery students
  • Experience of formal /informal teaching and of mentoring pre-registration nursing or midwifery students.
  • Understanding of wider nursing and health care related agenda
  • IT skills
  • Supervisory managment skills
  • Able to relate theory into practice through reflective skills


  • Experience of coordinating a team
  • Experience of facilitating learning in and from practice
  • Previous experience of leadership and management
  • Awareness of current issues in nursing and specialty
  • Awareness of financial and resource management

Language skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Withybush General Hospital

Fishguard Road


SA62 3NF

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