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Assessment Unit - Acute Medicine Senior Staff Nurse

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
Are you a highly skilled and passionate nurse ready to make a difference in the fast-paced world of Acute Medicine (AM)? We are seeking an exceptional Nurse to join our team and become an integral part of our patient-centred approach to care.

AM is moving across to a new model that will consist of a Rapid Assessment Treatment Zone (RATZ), Assessment Unit (AU), Medical Short Stay Unit and the Older Persons' Short Stay Unit.

Within the AU, patients will firstly undergo a rapid assessment by a senior clinician early in their journey. After each patient has been reviewed by the RATZ clinician, there will be 16x beds attached to the RATZ zone for 12-hour treatments and a 19x bedded 24-hour unit that also has an enhanced care area (4x beds).

The AU is a dynamic and busy unit within the Emergency and Acute Directorate that provides essential assessment and treatment for acutely unwell patients within the Cardiff and Vale area. The AU provides care for patients under a variety of medical specialties.

Additionally, the AM model directly links with the Medical Same Day Emergency Care (MSDEC). MSDEC is an acute assessment and diagnostic area for ambulatory patients that is supported by a variety of clinicians. MSDEC is seeing up to up to 300 patients per month managed via the Virtual Ward (VW). It is also supported by an acute medicine VW function, where patients can remain at home whilst receiving their acute episode of care.

Main duties of the job

Applications are welcomed from qualified Level 1 Registered Nurses who have significant nursing experience and can demonstrate substantial knowledge within this field of expertise.

The post holder will be expected to manage flow within specific areas of the Assessment Unit and develop skills around managing the unit as a whole, providing effective leadership and management of the nursing team in an environment which is complex and pressurised.

You will require excellent communication and clinical skills, significant evidence of CPD and show passion and enthusiasm for working in Acute Medicine.

This is a wonderful career opportunity to further enhance both managerial and clinical skills. If you welcome change, innovation in a challenging but rewarding environment we would like to hear from you.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis 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 isCaring 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.

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Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Assessment Unit - University Hospital Wales

Heath Park Way


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