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Senior Nurse Manager Unscheduled Care

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The purpose of the role of Senior Nurse Manager is to provide professional leadership and management of nursing resources across the Unscheduled Care specialties.

This will include

Ensuring effective professional leadership to department managers and staff within those specialties in order to secure and assure the highest standards of clinical care

Ensuring the availability of the appropriate support services

Ensuring a quality service and maintaining a high standard of infection control

Providing accessible and supportive presence to whom patients and their families and staff can turn for assistance, advice, support and early resolution of concerns.

The post holder will be a credible leader and posses the ability to empower and develop nurses working within the clinical environment and be accountable for professional nursing standards.

At this level the post holder is expected to work autonomously and to provide highly specialised advice to colleagues to ensure that service, quality and performance objectives are achieved. This includes supporting systems for NMC revalidation, performance management of both individuals and nursing teams in their accountability for the quality and safety of patient care.

Main duties of the job

Provide leadership and direction to all registered and unregistered nurses working in the delivery of Unscheduled Care specialties

Direct, lead and motivate nursing and other staff working within the teams managed to ensure a high standard of professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery, ensuring that activity is aligned to Health Board plans and strategies

Act as initial focal point for all concerns arising in Unscheduled Care specialties and for professional/operational issues that arise on a daily basis and be responsible for the management of nursing staff and resources in designated teams

Undertake coaching, mentoring, resource planning, standard setting, performance management and team and individual development to ensure a culture of continuous improvement and professional excellence is visible at the hospital

Working with the senior colleagues to prepare bid documentation for any discretionary capital funded estate development schemes and equipment requirements

Prepare clear and concise analytical reports on a wide range of complex matters frequently making cogent and rational arguments based on one's own assessment of options and providing clear recommendations as appropriate to the case

Work within national / local strategy and policy and within professional guidelines, interpreting these to inform local policy development and improve practice

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

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 29/07/2024

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


  • Registered Nurse Level 1 and current NMC Registration
  • MSc in Nursing or equivalent experience
  • Relevant post graduate courses and/or experience within specialties involved with the position
  • Evidence of continuous management development
  • Must have a recognised management qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Must have knowledge of quality improvement methodologies
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of current policy and issues in professional pratice, complaince, standards and the wider NHS
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of the role and its purpose of within the organisation


  • Improving Quality Together (IQT Bronze/ Silver)



  • Experience of practice development
  • Must have experience of an NHS acute sector middle-management role
  • Must have experience of managing change
  • Must have proven experience of clinical leadership at a senior management level
  • Must be able to control expenditure to a budget and develop adequate controls for doing so
  • Must have direct experience of major service and organisation change and knowledge of how to navigate a service through a successful change programme
  • Must have experience of managing staff and working with staff Trades Unions/ staff representatives

Language Skills


  • Must be empathetic to and supportive of the aims of the Welsh Language Act


  • Ability to speak Welsh/appreciation of the Welsh language
  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Bronglais General Hospital


SY23 1ER

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