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Sister / Charge Nurse

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
AMAU is a hub of activity, we provide the key to safe effective patient treatment and flow. We manage medical patients and receive all medical emergencies via ambulance within the locality. Our aim is to provide seamless, high quality care for patients using our service.

We pride ourselves on having a friendly and welcoming team, both Nursing and Medical, where you never feel alone and you get the support that you need.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Sister/Charge Nurse on AMAU in Prince Philip Hospital. The unit comprises of 3 resus beds, 19 Assessment beds, 2 surge beds and an ambulatory unit consisting of 6 spaces. The unit supports operational demand.

We could offer you the opportunity to develop and expand your existing knowledge and skills and to explore new avenues along with the opportunity to develop and fulfil your personal and professional goals, gaining managerial experience.

You will be expected to ensure a high standard of care is delivered for our patients and work closely with the Site, SDEC & MIU team within a positive and challenging environment.

You will need to demonstrate the ability to lead the team with a strong emphasis on keeping the patients at the centre of everything we do.

If you are motivated and enthusiastic, committed to patient focused care and a true team work approach, come and find out what we can offer you.

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

Interviews will be held on 1/8/24

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 post graduate diploma (or equivalent development/experience and a willingness to undertake appropriate post grauduate diploma level study)
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Bronze IQT


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



  • 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 preregistration 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 managment 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 management

Language skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Prince Philip Hospital

Bryngwyn Mawr


SA14 8QF

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