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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Leader to join our Trauma Orthopaedic ward in Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest.

Ward 1 is a 24 bed ward providing care to patients with a variety of trauma orthopaedic injuries and conditions, including spinal injuries who are admitted as emergency cases or as repatriations from other areas within Hywel Dda University Health Board, as well as hospitals across the UK and abroad.

Main duties of the job

Ward 1 specialises in Trauma and Orthopaedics and we are looking for compassionate, enthusiastic, motivated leaders who has experience of working at a band 6 or above.

You will need to demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills, be forward thinking and strive for the highest standards of patient care and experience.

The post holder will provide visible, professional nursing leadership developing the core nursing team in the delivery of compassionate, high quality effective patient centred nursing care, leading by example empowering the team to maintain patient safety, improve patient care/ experience sustaining high standards of nursing care.

Effective communication skills is pivotal to this role, the post holder will develop and maintain good interpersonal relationships with clinical specialists from across nursing and the wider multi-disciplinary team, working in partnership to meet the patient needs.

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 03/10/2023.

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 (five 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
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Pertinent postgraduate diploma (or equivalent development/ experience and a willingness to undertake appropriate post graduate diploma level study when in post)
  • Knowledge of legislation pertinent to role.
  • Bronze IQT
  • Teaching/ Coaching qualification (or equivalent experience)


  • Recognised management qualification
  • Recognised leadership qualification
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Masters degree in pertinent subject



  • Proven and relevant experience at Band 6
  • Appropriate experience within specialty and able to demonstrate sound knowledge of relevant specialty
  • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge of NMC Code (2018)
  • Proven post-registration experience and evidence of coordinating and managing a team of staff
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness of professional issues and developments
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Experience of working in a multi-professional environmental
  • Experience in budget management
  • Experience of effective staff management
  • Experience of running a ward/area/department
  • Experience of mentoring pre-registration nursing/midwifery students
  • IT skills
  • Able to relate theory into practice through reflective skills
  • Good knowledge of information governance/data protection requirements


  • Experience of working in a Band 7 role
  • Understanding of financial and resource management processes

Language skills


  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Withybush General Hospital

Fishguard Road


SA61 2PZ

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