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Sister / Charge Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Withybush General Hospital is seeking a Sister/Charge Nurse to join Ward 7.

Ward 7 is a 24 bedded ward specialising in Gastroenterology and General Medicine.

Main duties of the job

Ward 7 is offering an exciting opportunity for professional and personal development within these challenging specialities. We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable nurse who is willing to embrace this environment whilst being able to motivate and encourage other members of the team. The team is very dynamic, eager to learn and develop and supportive of each other.

You will work with a nursing team, alongside consultants and the medical teams, various nurse specialists, physiotherapists and other members of the MDT to ensure a high standard of patient focused care.

Ongoing training will be supported in relation to the care of patients within this speciality and the successful candidate will be expected to engaging in leadership for all aspects of patient care, staffing and service delivery.

Experience in this role is desirable but not essential, full training will be provided for professional development.

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 24/07/2024.

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


  • Registered Nurse (Part 1)
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Pertinent postgraduate diploma (or equivalent development / experience and a willingness to undertake appropriate post graduate diploma level study)
  • Bronze IQT
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent experience)


  • Recognised management qualification
  • Teaching qualification (or equivalent experience)



  • Appropriate experience within specialty and able to demonstrate sound knowledge of relevant specialty
  • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge of NMC Code (2015)
  • Experience of working in a multi professional environment
  • Experience of running a ward/area/department
  • Experience of working with pre registration nursing / midwifery students
  • Experience of formal /informal teaching and of mentoring pre-registration nursing or midwifery students.
  • Understanding of wider nursing and health care related agenda
  • IT skills
  • Supervisory management skills
  • Able to relate theory into practice through reflective skills


  • Experience of coordinating a team
  • Experience of facilitating learning in and from practice
  • Previous experience of leadership and management
  • Awareness of current issues in nursing and specialty
  • Awareness of financial and resource

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Withybush General Hospital

Fishguard Road


SA61 2PZ

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