Advanced Nurse Practitioner - SDEC

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Want to be part of a dynamic team delivering high quality Acute Care, in an amazing part of the country?

Well come and join us!

This post in Surgery Assessment Unit is based at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, North Wales.

The local area offers a wide variety of lifestyle and family options, and for those keen to maintain ties further afield, the area has excellent transport links including fast direct trains to London. The cities of Chester, Manchester, and Liverpool are within easy reach and offer international travel connections.

The post arises as we look to strengthen and consolidate our workforce, and grow our workforce to meet the future healthcare challenges of our local population. Following a comprehensive review we have increased funding to strengthen staffing at all tiers, building upon our stable base. We are looking for high calibre candidates who can help us take our service to the next level.

Main duties of the job


The role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner is key to driving standards for professionals ensuring the delivery of care to patients is exemplary and timely within a proactive acute setting.

This can also be a development post for individuals looking to work toward the Nurse Practitioner Post - band 6 following training will transition to band 7 post, then to band 8a post.

Our assessment units form part of Surgical Assessment Unit. The post holder will provide clinical leadership within a busy Surgical Assessment Unit where patients who have been referred to the surgical service are held, clinically assessed, and decisions around further treatment and admission is made. The post holder will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team, the Emergency department and other assessment units, and be able to work proactively at an advanced level of professional autonomy as well as being a good team player.

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

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

SDEC is for adult surgical patients who are referred from their GP,the Urgent Primary Care Centre,or who have been seen and reviewed in the Emergency Department,toimprove treatment times andrelievehospitalpressures.

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

Potential for Band 6 to apply and following training will transition to Band 7 post, Band 8a post.

Person Specification



  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner - full masters level qualification
  • Qualified Non-Medical independent Prescriber, (V300)
  • Life support qualifications ALS
  • Clinical supervision training and experience
  • Evidence of attending all mandatory training


  • An interest in developing further advanced clinical skills, relevant to practice.
  • Generic Instructor in advanced life support course.
  • Complete IRMER training to request ionising radiation



  • Experience in a senior role within Surgical Directorate.
  • Evidence of sustained practice development in previous employment
  • Evidence of managing complex patients in stressful and emotional situations where life changing events are being communicated and clinically managed.
  • Experience in delivering training and education for health care professionals
  • Experience in managing and delivering sustained change.
  • Evidence of active participation in innovation in clinical practice and/or service development


  • Evidence of practical contributions to the development of the specific service.
  • Evidence of lead for or contribution to audit programme within practice.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development and the practical applications of new skills to the work place.
  • Ability to work with and motivate nurses and medical staff

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Ability to manage a complex workload in a high pressure environment.
  • Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of application of relevant National Guidance eg. National Service Frameworks, NICE etc
  • Ability to understand aspects of legal and role boundaries and of Advanced Nurse Practitioner scope of practice
  • Teaching, mentoring and assessment skills
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills with patients and the MDT confidence to discuss sensitive, complex patient management and to liaise and negotiate with other members of the MDT
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively and to work in a high pressure environment
  • IT skills


  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Publications/ presentation of work
  • Teaching experience
  • Understanding of healthcare structure with regard to excellent communication skills in collaborating with other Health and Community Partners.

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Wrexham Maelor Hospital - SDEC Ward


LL13 7TD

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