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Clinical Nurse Specialist Team Leader Waiting Well Service

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 Per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
This post is fixed term/secondment until April 2026 to meet the needs of the service.

The Waiting Well Service is a new initiative within C& VUHB aimed at optimising the health of those patients waiting for surgery. We are committed to ensuring that every patient receives the highest standard of treatment and support throughout their healthcare journey. As part of our commitment to excellence, we are seeking a dedicated and experienced Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist to lead our Waiting Well Service.

As a Nurse Team Leader you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the effective delivery of care to patients prior to their surgical procedures. You will lead a team of nurses and healthcare professionals, overseeing the assessment, planning, and implementation of strategies to optimize patients' health and well-being before surgery.

Main duties of the job

  • Lead and manage a team of nurses, therapists and support staff within the Waiting Well Service.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team to develop individualized care plans for patients prior to surgery.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of patients' medical histories, current health status, and risk factors to identify areas for optimization.
  • Educate patients and their families about pre-operative preparations, including medications, lifestyle modifications, and post-operative expectations.
  • Monitor and evaluate patients' progress throughout the pre-operative process, adjusting care plans as necessary to optimize outcomes.
  • Ensure compliance with established protocols, policies, and regulatory requirements related to pre-operative care.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and support to team members, fostering a collaborative and patient-centered care environment.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 17,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving over 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission isLiving Well, Caring Well, Working Together,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable 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



  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Evidence of continued professional development at masters level
  • Evidence of Surgical experience
  • Evidence of managerial responsiblities
  • Significant relevant post qualification experience
  • Appropriate & valid NMC registration



  • Evidence of working autonomously


  • Previous band 7 experience
  • Previous experience of setting up a service

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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