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Senior Sister/Charge Nurse - Acute Stroke/ Rehabilitation and Frailty

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024
Ystwyth ward, Bronglais Hospital is an 18 bedded Acute Stroke/ Rehabilitation and Frailty ward which is recruiting a motivated and driven Band 7 Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse to lead and manage their team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced Registered Nurse who is highly motivated and enthusiastic, with a keen interest in caring for patients with Acute Stroke needs.

Applicants should display effective leadership and management skills in order to lead the team to deliver high quality patient focused care.

The stroke unit is friendly and supportive and has a commitment to providing a high quality of nursing care.

The post holder should work effectively within a team environment, have good communication skills, initiative, demonstrate enthusiasm about the role and share our passion and vision for providing high quality patient care.

The post holder should be able to work autonomously and plan own work schedule plans, in view of daily and weekly management responsibilities along with leadership and supervisory aspects of the role.

Main duties of the job

Demonstrate the Health Board's value, respect, fairness, integrity, honesty, openness and caring, kindness and compassion in everything that you do in the work environment and ensure that others demonstrate the same values.

Exercise 24-hour accountability for the management of the ward, and delivery of compassionate, high quality, effective, patient centred nursing care and providing fair, honest and measurable people management.

Provide visible, professional nursing leadership, support, supervision and guidance (in the line with NMC standards) expert clinical advice and undertake management and monitoring activities in line with legal professional requirements, statutory rules and Health Board policies relating to evidence based practice.

Be responsible for the efficient management of the ward budget, effectively deploying the nursing team and utilising the allocated resources and raising any financial expenditure concerns to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.

Work and communicate effectively as a member of the senior clinical and nursing leadership team for the directorate, including deputising for the SNM where required at patient flow, Health Board and site based meetings

Create and promote a learning culture within the clinical area to support the professional growth and development of all nursing staff, students and (as appropriate) members of the multi-disciplinary team.

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 (five 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 29/07/24

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
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Pertinent postgraduate diploma (or equivalent development/ experience AND a willingness to undertake appropriate post graduate level study when in post)
  • Bronze IQT
  • Teaching/Coaching qualification (or equivalent experience)
  • Knowledge of legislation pertinent to role


  • Recognised management qualification
  • Recognised leadership qualification
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Masters degree in pertinent subject



  • Proven and relevant experience at Band 6
  • Appropriate experience within specialty and able to demonstrate sound knowledge of relevant specialty
  • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge of NMC Code (2018)
  • Proven post-registration experience and evidence of coordinating and managing a team of staff
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness of professional issues and developments
  • Evidence of working in a multi-professional environment
  • Experience in budget management
  • Experience of effective staff management
  • Experience of running a ward/area/department
  • Experience of mentoring preregistration nursing/midwifery students
  • IT Skills
  • Able to relate theory into practice through reflective skills
  • Good knowledge of information governance/data protection requirements


  • Experience of working in a Band 7 role
  • Understanding of financial and resource management processes

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Bronglais General Hospital


SY23 1ER

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