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Staff Nurse

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you a motivated and passionate nurse who is interested in working in an innovative, fast-paced Neuroscience setting?

If so we'd love to hear from you. This is an opportunity for nurses to develop clinically, personally and professionally in a forward thinking and motivated environment. We will provide a 4 week supernumerary period and comprehensive training package, supported by our Educational facilitators.

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

Main duties of the job

We provide highly specialised care for a wide variety of patient groups within the neurosciences directorate. Staff in this friendly and supportive team develop a wide range of advanced skills and knowledge within the 4 main areas of B4 Neurosurgery and C4 Neurology within UHW and West 8 Spinal Rehab and West 10 Neuro Rehab UHL.

Within these areas we care for and deliver treatment to patients with neurological disorders, including patients who require emergency care, elective surgery and routine investigations.

There may also be opportunities to work within the Neurology, Neuro rehabilitation and Spinal rehabilitation.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the unit prior to application and interview.

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 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 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, Cardiff and 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.

The Band 5 nurse will undertake a range of clinical duties and you will be developed to undertake the following skills including:
  • Deliver care in Neurosurgery/Neurology setting.
  • Tracheostomy care.
  • Administration of IV medications and blood products.
  • Training will be provided to ensure and maintain competence in the relevant clinical skills.
  • The Band 5 nurse will work alongside and be supported by a team of Band 6 and Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialists.
  • Develop skills to work within the wider MDT to deliver holistic, patient centered care.

Person Specification

NMC registration


  • Professional registration


  • English and Maths GCSE



  • Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

B4 Neurosurgery


CF14 4XW

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



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