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Registered Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated Registered Nurses to join our Nursing teams based at Glangwili General Hospital in Carmarthen.

Opportunities are available in the following areas:-

Accident & Emergency - consists of 3 Resus, 13 major bays and Triage and is the supporting EU within the Health Board for all specialist pathways including Major Trauma, Urology, ENT, GI, Paediatrics, Gynaecology.

Teifi - a 30 bedded Trauma & Orthopaedic ward (including Major Trauma patients) supporting rehabilitation post operatively.

Merlin Ward - a 17 bedded surgical ward specialising in Ear, Nose and Throat (including allocated elective surgical ENT pathway).

Coronary Care Unit/Step Down Unit - a 6 bedded Cardiac Unit and 7 Step Down beds specialising in Cardiology. Includes additional day case services.

Clinical Decision Unit - Acute medical admissions conveyed from EU or referred by General Practitioners - will see patients with a wide range of Acute medical problems including strokes and chest conditions.

Preseli - a 15 bedded general surgical ward specialising in colorectal.

MDU/ SDEC - Medical Day Unit/ Same Day Emergency Care

Main duties of the job

We are looking for nurses that are passionate about delivering the best care possible, who have excellent communication skills and are willing to work as part of a committed and skilled multi-disciplinary team.

We have an incredibly supportive environment for registered nurses with an on-site professional development nurse as well as an excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses.

You will enjoy excellent conditions of employment and we are fully committed to supporting employees in achieving the appropriate work life balance, offering flexible opportunities, and working hours. Most wards offer a mix of long and short shifts which cover days, nights, weekends, and bank holidays.

Working at Glangwili General Hospital provides a wonderful opportunity, both in and out of work. The area is set in part of the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside with links to the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion Coastal areas.

Reasonable property prices and excellent schools contribute to a high quality of life. There are also good road and rail connections to Cardiff and London.

About us

Glangwili General Hospital is a busy, friendly, and well-equipped hospital which opened in 1949. There are approx. 260 acute and elective inpatient beds, supporting emergency surgical and medical admissions. There is a 24-hour Emergency Unit and a Minor Injuries Unit Day service. The medical wards are assigned to Respiratory, Gastroenterology/Haematology, Endocrinology, Cardiology, Stroke/Rehabilitation, General Medicine, Elderly care, and Rehabilitation.

Glangwili General Hospital also provides Emergency General Surgery, Urology, Orthopaedics/Major Trauma, ENT, and Gynaecology admissions, with elective care admissions in ENT & Gynaecology.

The combination of the excellent team working, and staff development opportunities have allowed considerable progress and innovation of services in Glangwili General Hospital. The Nursing Team thrive on improving their Clinical Areas to ensure the patient receives the best possible experience. Our aim is to empower the nursing profession at all levels of practice to improve the safety and quality of services. We will do this by investing in and developing our workforce by valuing the contribution our staff make to our patients and the organisation.

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.

Please state in your application which areas you areinterested in.

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 isdesirablefor 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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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Current NMC registration


  • Degree in Nursing
  • Evidence of post registration study and training eg. POVA
  • Evidence of post registration study and training eg. Child Protection
  • Intermediate life support if required in clinical setting



  • Pre-registration evidence in direct nursing care
  • Experience of providing holistic nursing care
  • Interest in developing nursing skills


  • Clear understanding of clinical governance framework
  • Implement evidence based practice

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital


SA31 2AF

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