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Deputy Ward Sister / Charge Nurse

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Cas Gwent Ward is a 32-bedded Ward based in Chepstow Community Hospital under the division of primary care and community. We work with patients requiring sub-acute care, rehabilitation, and complex discharging for Monmouthshire residents. On admission to our unit, we work to an integrated model collaboratively with our Monmouthshire multidisciplinary and local authority colleagues to assist patients in setting their own goals and supporting them to achieve these prior to discharge.

This post offers an innovative and exciting Band 6 role as part of a developmental programme which aims to support our integrated practitioners of the future in line with the clinical futures programme.

Are you a highly motivated RGN making positive changes happen daily with post registration experience? Do you have aspirations to be a ward leader/manager? Do you welcome the opportunity to develop your leadership and management knowledge and skills?

We require somebody who is dynamic innovative, and a highly motivated role model with strong leadership attributes and commitment, with good communication skills to support the team.

If you are committed to excellent patient care and empowering patients to achieve their goals, then please apply.

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

Main duties of the job

The post holder is the deputy ward manager. Your aim is to ensure that with the ward manager that the standard of evidence based care delivered to patients is of the highest quality.Leading the nursing team in the absence of the ward manager and being a role model, ensuring the environment is maintained to a high standard. Expected to deliver, hands on clinical care to patients, and to assist the ward manager in the implementation, and delivery of the clinical and non-clinical governance agenda within the care environment.The post holder has responsibility for the day to day management of the clinical area in the absence of the ward manager. Including, managing resources and allocating staff.The post holder is expected to assist with the monitoring of standards of nursing care, patient experience and patient safety and take appropriate action to maintain and improve them.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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



  • oRegistered Nurse (1st or 2nd level)


  • Teaching and assessing

Knowledge & Experience


  • Understanding of the Transforming care and 1,000+ agenda.
  • Understanding of Research and Evidence based practice.
  • Understanding of the Free to Lead Free to Care agenda
  • Understanding of Clinical Futures programme
  • POVA Level 2 and 3 training
  • Knowledge of databases e.g. Datix, Health Roster
  • Awareness of Graduated Care Model
  • Significant experience as a registered practitioner
  • Relevant experience as a Band 5 in relevant speciality
  • Knowledge of continuing healthcare process
  • Knowledge of QPS agenda
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation
  • IVI Medications and Blood Transfusion
  • Rehabilitation Skills


  • Risk assessment training.
  • HR training in sickness
  • Link Nurse/Cascade trainer experience e.g. ANTT/Syringe driver training
  • Participation in JOE programme/ or equivalent.



  • Able to vary communication style according to audience and clinical situation, showing tack and empathy
  • Able to supervise the work of non-professional staff and learners
  • Trained mentor
  • Able to influence the behaviour of others
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate individualised and evidence -based nursing care
  • Appreciation of audit and research methodologies
  • Able to demonstrate a problem solving approach
  • Able to plan and organise own workload and that of others and to prioritise tasks


  • Practice assessor



  • Able to move and handle patients (using appropriate equipment)
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to concentrate and maintain high degree of accuracy in ward environment
  • Able to cope with distressing situations and challenging behaviours
  • Able to respond to emergencies


  • Clinical Supervision skills

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Chepstow Community Hospital

Tempest Way


NP16 5YX

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