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Sister / Charge Nurse Community

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

Job Details

An exciting development opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Sister / Charge Nurse to work within our 24 hour service.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, assertive and inspirational nurse who has a passion for ensuring the provision of high quality, safe services, with excellent outcomes in a way that delivers efficiencies as well as meeting the service needs and requirements of key stakeholders. This includes all acute, community, primary care and local authority partners, patients and the public.

Main duties of the job

You will provide strong clinical, professional leadership to the Home First Team as well as having operational responsibility for the delivery of key performance outcomes including prevention of admission, improved patient flow and reduced length of stay. Patient experience, patient safety, clinical governance and regulatory compliance will be an integral part of the role.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the management of a team of Band 2 and 3 HCSW's and Band 5 registered nurses and will be responsible for the supervision, and teaching of junior staff.

The role will include deputising for the Band 7 Team Leader in their absence.

If you are an innovative, motivated, experienced nurse with excellent communication skills, someone who is passionate about promoting a culture of learning and sharing good practice in relation to clinical risk, patient safety and has a commitment to patient experience, staff development and service improvement, we would love to hear from you.

Hours and patterns of work can be discussed at the interview stage.

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

Interviews will be held on 06/06/2024

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:o Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest o 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 o 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 o Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services o 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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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse (Part 1)
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Pertinent postgraduate diploma (or equivalent development/experience and a willingness to undertake appropriate post graduate diploma level study. (N.B. Specialist Practice Award in District Nursing required for District Nursing post)
  • Bronze IQT


  • Teaching qualification( or equivalent experience)
  • Recognised management qualification
  • Community Nurse Prescriber



  • Appropriate experience within community/specialty and able to demonstrate sound knowledge
  • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge of NMC Code (2015)
  • Experience of working in a multiprofessional environment
  • Experience of running a ward/area/department
  • Experience of working with pre-registration nursing / midwifery students
  • Experience of formal /informal teaching and of mentoring preregistration nursing or midwifery students
  • Understanding of wider nursing and health care related agenda
  • IT skills
  • Supervisory management skills
  • Able to relate theory into practice through reflective skills


  • Experience of coordinating a team
  • Experience of facilitating learning in and from practice
  • Previous experience of leadership and management
  • Awareness of current issues in nursing and specialty
  • Awareness of financial and resource management

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Withybush General Hospital


SA61 2PZ

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