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Staff Nurse

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The newly refurbished Neonatal Intensive Care Unit within the Children's Hospital for Wales admits approximately 600 babies per year. In addition to being a level three NICU we are the only neonatal surgical unit in Wales. We also provide care for babies from across Wales who require specialist tertiary care and those who receive antenatal care within the fetal medicine unit.

We are looking to recruit experienced neonatal nurses to join our supportive and experienced senior nursing team who provide leadership to ensure the delivery of high quality, kind and compassionate care.

The unit provides a wealth of opportunities for ongoing development and experience within a supportive and friendly team. Nurses work in a variety of roles within the unit. We have a neonatal outreach team, a dedicated neonatal practice education team and an established team of advanced neonatal nurse practitioners. We are integrating FICare into our working practices to ensure we work collaboratively with the families on the unit.

Main duties of the job

The Neonatal Intensive Care is a 32 cot unit 8 ITU, 12 HD, 12 SC cots, offering both medical and surgical care to a wide range of infants from all over South Wales. The unit comprises of intensive care cots, high dependency cots and low dependency cots. This post offers an exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated team delivering neonatal intensive care in Cardiff and The Vale at a time of planned expansion.

Successful candidates will need to be sensitive towards children and their families, maintain standards of confidentiality and uphold the values of the UHB. In addition the person should be professional, possess good communication skills, and have a flexible approach to working within the Neonatal care service.

You will be able to work in our service supporting the delivery of regional neonatal care and collaborative working with the Welsh Neonatal Network. There are great opportunities to make a difference within our evolving and positive team.

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 focused 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 organization 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

The post holder will work closely with the Team Leader/Ward Sister/Charge Nurse, Deputy Team Leader/Deputy Ward Sister/Charge Nurse and multidisciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining excellent clinical standards of nursing practice and staff development. The post holder will be responsible for the continuing professional development and overall performance of staff by acting as a mentor and preceptor. Where applicable, the post holder will take charge of the team/ward/department on a regular basis. The post holder is expected to carry out all relevant and Specialised forms of care without direct supervision and is required to demonstrate procedures, supervise registered and/or unregistered staff whilst maintaining a safe working environment The post holder will be flexible in the approach to the clinical area and provide cover for any area specified.

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



  • Current First Level Registration (Child Branch)/RSCN/RGN
  • Qualified in Speciality(Neonatal HD and ITU Certificate and NLS)


  • Mentorship
  • Degree/Diploma in nursing



  • Significant experience in Neonatal Nursing
  • Evidence of expertise in Shift management
  • Experience in change management and managing Clinical Risk


  • Experience
  • Experience in writing educational packages.



  • Excellent communication skills. Excellent organisations skills and ability to liaise with all disciplines
  • Able to problem solve on a daily basis.
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and supporting junior staff and students.


  • Research skills

Special Knowledge


  • Knowledge of the specific needs required by neonates in a tertiary surgical neonatal intensive care unit
  • Knowledge of family centred care concept.


  • oHealth promotion broad based approach of whole systems affecting neonates and their families

Personal Qualities


  • Good interpersonal skills. Ability to work under pressure. Flexible approach to work . Work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Fully embrace and demonstrate the UHB's Values and behaviours


  • Able to work flexibly in various settings within Acute Child Health

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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