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Junior Sister/ Charge Nurse Paediatrics

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

You can help make a difference to the lives of children and young people in Ceredigion - we can help transform your career. Hywel Dda University Health Board has an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious Children's Nurse Leader to join our Acute Paediatric Nursing Service.

Fixed term contract for 12 months to cover maternity leave. We are looking for a Band 6 Junior Sister/Charge Nurse to join the team at Bronglais General Hospital, Aberystwyth. The clinical area provides local services for the children, including 6 inpatient children's beds, 1 high dependency stabilisation bed and a four bedded Paediatric Ambulatory Care Unit, as well as Oncology care, Child and Adolescent Mental health services.

We provide an excellent service to meet the needs of children and families incorporating Family Centred Care. We are committed to the provision of high-quality evidence-based practice to meet the needs of children, young people and parents while ensuring we provide family centred care as close to home as possible.

Hywel Dda University Health Board has a relocation policy for successful applicants wishing to move to the area. Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible which can be found in the Relocation Policy.

Main duties of the job

You will also be expected to co-ordinate the unit on a day-to-day basis. We offer good opportunities to accumulate paediatric nursing skills within a friendly, supportive and encouraging team.

A caring attitude is essential with good written and oral skills. You must be able to manage your time effectively. Hywel Dda University Health Board supports all staff in their life-long learning. Applicants need to be RSCN/Child Branch trained with relevant NMC registration and have significant post registration experience or hold the HDU qualification.

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

Interviews to be held on 04/07/2024.

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:

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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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Current NMC registration
  • RN part8 or 15 of the register
  • Evidence of CPD
  • WNB 998 of equivalent
  • Post graduate diploma or equivalent experience


  • NVQ D32/33 Assessors course
  • Possession of relevant degree or in process of obtaining



  • Ability to provide supervisory management
  • Experience of co-ordinating and managing patient care
  • Evidence of mandatory and statutory training
  • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge of paediatric nursing


  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints
  • Participation in recruitment and selection
  • Participation in IPR
  • Previous experience of leadership and management

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Bronglais General Hospital


SY23 1ER

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