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Paediatric Nurse CHFW

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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We have an exciting opportunity for newly qualified and experienced nurses to become part of our innovative, forward thinking surgical nursing team. Our surgical unit provides care for children requiring general, specialist and tertiary surgical care from all over South, Mid and West Wales

Our nurses become highly skilled in caring for a number of surgical specialities, including neurosurgery, spinal, orthopaedics, ENT, urology and much more, we are also the Paediatric Major Trauma Centre for Children in Wales

Newly qualified staff will have a 6-week supernumerary period which will include a Child Health induction programme along with practical and theoretical, surgery specific study days. You will beenrolled onto the UHB's preceptorship programme this includes medicine management, wound care, catheterisation and more. Our Paediatric Surgical Unit has an excellent reputation for high quality care and we pride ourselves on our supportive staff, inclusive environment and fantastic learning opportunities

You will be supported by the practice educator as well as other senior nursing staff to ensure a smooth transition into your new role

We support extended roles such as link nurses, cascade trainers, advanced nurse practitioners as well as a variety of clinical nurse specialists

We look forward to gaining team members who are enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills to support the delivery of care as well as being a positive member of the team

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without direction and supervision. Applicants will demonstrate and supervise practice and procedures to registered and unregistered nursing staff to secure effective nursing practice and at all times be aware of and practice within the NMC Code of Conduct. Applicants will participate as an active member of the nursing and multi- disciplinary teams, be accountable for your practice and work in partnership with other health care professionals, children/patient and others in the delivery of care.

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 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 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 ourvision 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, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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 paediatric nurse

Student streamlining


  • Eligible for student streamlining

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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