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Head Of Nursing - Urgent and Emergency Care

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£71,473 to £82,355 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for Head of Nursing for Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC). You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Health Board provides great quality of care for our patients.

The Head of Nursing for UEC is a great opportunity for a senior nursing leader with relevant experience to consider. Our UEC consists of an Emergency Department, Children's Emergency Department, Same Day Emergency care, an Acute assessment Unit, Frailty Unit and Minor Injuries Unit.

This is an exciting time to join the UEC team, with dedicated programmes of work in motion that will support our vision of becoming a high performing organisation that provides excellent care within the UEC setting for our patients.

The UEC Head of Nursing post sits within the UEC and Hospital Operations division, and works within an MDT model. The Head of Nursing is part UEC and Hospital Operations leadership triumphant.

The Head of Nursing is responsible for the leadership and management of nursing within UEC. They have joint responsibility for the effective delivery of quality, financial and operational performance of the service line including ownership of key clinical quality performance targets and measures for the service.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

This exciting position will be integral to ensuring continued safe and successful services within the UEC division.

As the Head of Nursing, you will make a real difference to patient care and pathways. As a subject matter expert and specialist, you will provide visible professional leadership and demonstrate a strong commitment to support the team in the delivery of both the nursing and Health Board strategy.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will support the teams in the transformation agenda in redesigning models of care and patient pathways to provide the best possible care and outcome for our patients.

Provide day to day operational management of nursing clinical services, liaising effectively with all internal and external stakeholders, ensuring that service planning and operational activity satisfy the requirements of governance.

On a day-to-day basis, you will have professional line management, supervision responsibilities and over sight of the wellbeing of Matrons, Clinical nurse Specialist and other healthcare professionals and their teams ensuring support, professional growth and leadership development are provided for all the staff.

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 interviews for this post will be held on 03.07.2024 & 04.07.2024.

Person Specification



  • Appropriate registration with the NMC.
  • Masters degree or equivalent experience. Evidence of post registration qualifications Evidence of continued professional development.
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing clinical governance strategies and risk management.
  • IQT gold



  • A demonstrable track record of achievement in a senior nursing management position within the NHS.
  • Evidence of significant service planning and presentation skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate nursing leadership skill in a highly complex, politically sensitive and changing environment.
  • Skills in analysing complex and highly specialised information from various sources.
  • Skills of formal negotiations using problem solving skills and overcoming any barriers to understanding.
  • Ability to establish partnership working with stakeholders - internal and external to the Trust.
  • Excellent and well developed communication skills gained through experience of managing complex management issues
  • Excellent presentational and influencing skills to engage clinicians and colleagues.
  • Full range of IT skills.
  • Skills and experience in leading on significant service improvement

Personal Attributes


  • Be able to prioritise workload and effectively manage highly specialised and complex competing demands.
  • Demonstrate tact, diplomacy and political awareness.
  • Ability to relate to staff of all disciplines and seniority.
  • Ability to motivate and facilitate behaviour change in others.
  • The ability to travel between sites in a timely manner


  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Morriston Hospital




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