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Practice Development Nurse

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative Registered Nurse to join the East IHC Primary Care Team as a Practice Development Nurse.

We are seeking a highly skilled, knowledgeable and dynamic nurse who has extensive clinical experience across primary care services. As our practice development nurse you will be passionate about delivering high quality care across Wrexham and Flintshire.

Effective management, communication and leadership skills are essential for this role and the post holder must be adaptable to service needs and demonstrate initiative. The post holder must possess a proactive approach to improving standards of practice, education and skills across services.

Main duties of the job

This role will have a focus on our primary care services which include nurses and support workers caring for people who have physical and mental health related conditions. There will also be opportunities to deliver training and support staff across our localities as we work towards building skills and closer/integrated working between our services.

The post holder will take an active role in clinical nursing education across our services. The post holder will work with others and support research and evaluation in line with BCUHB policies to improve quality and clinical effectiveness of nursing strategies. They will contribute to the clinical governance agenda by promoting evidence based and supportive care to our health communities.

Post holder will exercise a high degree of personal and professional autonomy, have an ability to reach complex and critical judgements and have decision making skills to satisfy the expectations and demands of the job.

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

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

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

Skills & Knowledge


  • Skills - Leadership skills and negotiation skills. Ability to influence at all levels and a highly strategic thinker. Experience of strategic thinking and application at a senior level. Clinical decision making skills. Excellent oral/written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Problem solving skills. Report Writing skills and Time Management skills. Ability to act as advisory in relevant field. Ability to convey highly contentious information. Appraisal skills. Ability to analyse and appropriately present often highly complex information. Proven ability to achieve targets and objectives within a demanding and pressured environment against challenging deadlines. Able to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills displaying credibility influence and political acumen. Self motivated and committed to developing self and team members. Ability to work on own initiative and organise own workload and that of the team to operate effectively.
  • Knowledge - Partnership working with multiple agencies Significant experience of working with staff from all agencies, Service Users and family/carers. Sound judgment, decision making and organisational skills. Demonstrate success in building, leading, motivating, managing and developing teams.


  • Skill - IT Skills Ability to speak Welsh or willingness to achieve an appropriate level of oral competence is desirable. Understanding of relevant current NHS and social care mechanisms and their application to prevailing strategies.
  • Knowledge - Understanding of relevant current NHS and Social care mechanisms and their application to prevailing strategies.



  • Qualification - Professional Registration with Nursing & Midwifery Council. Degree or equivalent level of experience in health. Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development.


  • Qualification - Working towards a degree level of qualification.



  • Experience - Sufficient post registration experience. Clinical background. Evidence of leading and developing service improvement and experience of improvement measures. Specialist knowledge in relevant field. Advanced knowledge of methods that evaluate and improve patient experience. Implementing innovation and change in clinical practice. Knowledge and experience of NHS Funded Nursing Care arrangements and NHS Continuing Health Care within relevant field. Evidence of involvement in audit and service development. Evidence of understanding of current political reforms and the impact on aspects of care provision.


  • Experience - Experience of working with partner organisations.

Personal Qualities & Other


  • Personal Qualities - Self-motivated, enthusiastic, proactive and committed. Politically astute and high level of intuition. Show resilience, stamina and reliability under sustained pressure never losing sight of objectives. Ability to work autonomously as well as within a team. Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner
  • Other relevant requirements - Experience and knowledge of risk assessment. Sound judgement, decision making and organisational skills. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a manner which is clear, fluent and persuasive.


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board



Hendy Road



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