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Practice Development Nurse (Renal)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Renal nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to join the Medical Directorate as a Band 6 Practice Development Nurse within the Renal Unit at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital. The field of Practice Development is a unique specialist role that allows for individual autonomy.The successful candidate will be an experienced, forward thinking, clinically competent Renal Dialysis Nurse and will possess the ability to work across a range of medical specialities to facilitate training, research and professional development through formal and informal teaching.Applicants will be motivated and passionate about practice development, and supporting and teaching registrants and support workers, in our diverse nursing workforce.The emphasis of the post will be working with nursing staff within the Clinical areas, acting as role model, supporting the implementation of clinical skills, competencies, preceptorship and development programmes.You will have the support of a highly ambitious Senior Management Team and we will offer you a structured induction, allowing you to professionally develop, and contribute to exemplary professional practice.

Main duties of the job

You must be able to function well in a team, as well as under your own initiative. A successful Practice Development Nurse is adaptable, responding to the changing service priorities. You will have excellent communication, record keeping skills and will possess a real passion for training, teaching and coaching.You will be flexible and will have the ability to adapt training to support all learning styles and meet the needs of the neurodiverse. You will be creative in the delivery of education, making the most of all teachable moments in any range of environments.You will create a learning and development focussed culture that is accessible to all registrants.You will be committed and enthusiastic, emphasising the implementation of evidence-based knowledge into practice and working within in a Professional Practice Model Framework. You will have an integral role to play in Quality Improvement Projects across the Medical Directorate and the wider Health Board.In addition to the above, the successful candidate will be able to work in partnership with a key range of stakeholders. Working collaboratively with a highly motivated and ingenious team to embed professional inquiry into practice settings.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh 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

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
  • Teaching/assessing qualification to Postgraduate Diploma Level (Level 6) or equivalent
  • Evidence of nursing related qualification to degree level
  • Post registration experience



  • Demonstrates enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge
  • Sound knowledge and understanding or current nursing and education issues
  • Broad clinical experience
  • Clinical Credibility
  • Experience of working effectively as part of a team as well as working autonomously


  • Involved in service development and quality issues

Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrates evidence of own Continuing Professional Development
  • Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Confident and self motivated
  • Flexible approach and resourceful
  • Ability to motivate others and lead developments in the clinical area
  • Strength of character and confidence to manage opposition and overcome

Skills and abilities


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to form positive working relationships and work across Divisions and Corporate Department
  • Evidence of managing staff within a team and dealing with difficult situations
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and that of other staff
  • IT literate and able to deduce key points from numerical data
  • Able to develop a culture of quality within education and training


  • Welsh Speaker
  • Have an understanding of ESR

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Croesnewydd Road


LL13 7TD

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