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Senior Nurse Quality Assurance Manager Acute Paediatrics

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2023
To act as role model for all Paediatric service areas ensuring the delivery of high quality patient care.

Develop working relationships across all areas and groups providing a cohesive and harmonious team within Paediatric services.

To be highly visible and accessible to all staff and other members across the health board including via bleep during working day supporting and facilitate the improvements of standards of clinical care , in particular working with clinical colleagues to ensure patients and staff are treated with dignity and respect at all times.

To critically analyse and manage capacity and demand in all areas to support discharge to sustain patient flow.

Participates and leads professional meetings, communicating to staff regularly.

Participates in directorate clinical governance agenda and framework.Create and encourage a culture that empowers staff, in particular sister/charge nurse/ team leaders to have sufficient authority over the facilities and services that contribute to the provision of essential care to enable them to secure and sustain the highest quality care.

Interviews to be held on 12/12/2023.

Main duties of the job

Take a lead in the strategic development and implementation of the Paediatric Nursing workforce with special emphasis on staffing, skill mix, and development of new ways of working.

Ensure the highest quality standards are applied.

Work autonomously supporting other colleagues to co-ordinate the clinical areas and provide highly specialised knowledge, expertise and advice, facilitating the provision of evidence based child & family centred care pathways and packages.

Work closely to support the Service Delivery Manager, multi disciplinary teams, other clinical leaders and directorate managers, other agencies to provide high quality and cost effective patient focused care.

Line manage nursing staff, managing and monitoring resources within a defined budget and contributing to the corporate agenda.

Be responsible for the implementation of National and corresponding local nursing strategy within Paediatric Services as recommended national guidelines.

The Senior Nurse Manager Paediatrics will provide hands on clinical support and deliver care to patients in a safe effective manner using evidence based practice.

Actively participate and attend the Paediatric network forums representing the Health Board as required and supporting the Service Delivery Manager for Neonates, Paediatrics and Community OPD.

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

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Childrens Nurse on the NMC register. RN part 8 or 15 of the register
  • Degree
  • Educated to Masters level in a healthcare related subject/ or working towards or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of ongoing dynamic continuing professional development within the specialty linked to demonstrable clinical competencies
  • Evidence of dynamic CPD to postgraduate diploma level
  • WNB 998 or equivalent
  • Leadership course or equivalent
  • Assessing and mentoring qualification
  • EPLS/APLS/PALS Basic Advanced Life Support


  • Second registerable qualification in the specialty area or equivalent



  • Demonstrable experience as Senior Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse or equivalent experience
  • Awareness: up to date with NHS Agenda, national directives and all governance aspects of health care


  • Currently working in the specialty

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital

Dolgwili Road


SA31 2AF

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