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Senior Nurse, Trauma and Orthopedics, Spines and Breast

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Trauma nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within a very fast paced Trauma and Orthopedic, Spines and Breast directorate. The successful candidate will be working within an extensive directorate supporting with the daily operational and managerial responsibilities of a large dynamic team. The successful candidate will be driven to ensure delivery of high standards of care and ensuring that patients who require our services receive equitable and safe care.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to support and drive change within the directorate whilst being patient focused. They will support with daily operational pressures including demand and capacity. The role also involves supporting and empowering teams to deliver safe standards of care. The candidate will have extensive managerial experience including HR knowledge, dealing with concerns and a sound clinical knowledge of the relevant specialties.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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.

Person Specification



  • registered nurse to degree level
  • Leadership and development qualificaation
  • Masters in relevant health, or equivalent experience
  • ongoing evidence of CPD


  • Teaching and assessing qualification



  • MDT working
  • management of change experience
  • development of clinical services
  • safeguarding experience


  • Service improvement skills



  • Excellent communication skills
  • evidence of financial management
  • anility to manage own workload
  • evidence of good working relationships


  • silver IQT

Specialist Knowledge


  • Knowledge of key areas
  • knowledge of current local and national agenda
  • knowledge of recruitment and retention
  • experience in clinical audit


  • change management programme

personal qualities


  • ability to meet deadlines
  • focused
  • positive attitude
  • ability to challenge


  • change management course

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XX

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