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Neonatal Staff Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£27,461 to £33,428 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
Job summary

This is a fixed term / secondment post until 31/05/2024.

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.

Hywel Dda University Health Board has an exciting opportunity for motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious nurse to join our dedicated neonatal unit.

This is a full time/part time post

We are committed to the provision of high quality evidence based practice to meet the needs of parents and babies incorporating family centred care.Neonatal services in Hywel Dda University Health Board provides 1 stabilisation cot, 4 high dependency cots and 8 special care cots, with a transitional care service in development.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking an enthusiastic nurse with a RSCN/Child Branch/Midwifery qualification. A neonatal qualification is desirable but not essential. You will need a caring attitude with good oral and written communication skills, computer skills are also desirable. Good time management and decision making skills are required.

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 iscommitted 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


  • Current NMC registration RN part 1, 8 or 15 of the register
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in neonatal nursing


  • Neonatal Qualification or relevant experience NLS
  • Mentorship qualification



  • Experience of having worked with either neonates or acutely/chronically ill children
  • Evidence of statutory and mandatory training


  • Post registration neonatal/paediatric experience
  • Experience of supervising and assessing students and junior staff

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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