Junior Sister/ Charge Nurse Special Care Baby Unit

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

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Job summary

Hywel Dda University Health Board has an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious Neonatal Nurse to join our Special Care Baby Unit as a Junior Sister/ Charge Nurse in Glangwili General Hospital.

Neonatal services in Hywel Dda University Health Board have changed. The unit in Carmarthen provides 1 stabilisation cot, 4 high dependency cots and 8 special care cots. Along side SCBU a new service is being developed- a 4 cot transitional care unit. A neonatal outreach service has also been developed. We are committed to staff development and service improvement.

A Band 6 vacancy has arisen in the Unit at Glangwili Hospital. The unit currently provides short term intensive care, high dependency care and special care. We are committed to the provision of high quality evidence based practice to meet the needs of parents and babies incorporating family centred care.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and self motivated neonatal nurse (RGN/RSCN/Child Branch) with post registration neonatal intensive care qualification) to join our friendly experienced team. You will have excellent clinical and communication skills. Previous Band 6 or management experience is desirable.

The successful candidate will lead/coordinate shifts, be able to work well independently and within the team. They will also enjoy teaching and supporting junior staff as well as pre registration student nurses. This post involves a day/night rotation.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews to be held on 19/06/2023

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 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.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Current NMC registration RN part 1 8 or 15 of the register
  • Neonatal qualification to postgraduate diploma level
  • NLS
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Excellent neonatal knowledge
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in neonatal nursing


  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues



  • Experience at Band 5
  • Ability to provide supervisory management
  • Experience of coordinating and managing patient care
  • Evidence of mandatory and statutory training
  • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge of neonatal nursing


  • Previous experience of audit
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints
  • Participation in recruitment and selection
  • Previous experience of leadership and management

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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