Lead Nurse

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic professional to join the Older Persons Mental Health (OPMH) Service in the role of Lead Nurse. The OPMHS sits within the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Service Group (MHLD SG) in the Swansea Bay University HB and provides multi-disciplinary inpatient and community mental health services to older persons across Neath, Port Talbot and Swansea.

OPMHS is currently undergoing extensive service modernisation in line with National and local strategy which makes it such an exciting time to join the team!

Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Service Group sits within Swansea Bay UHB and provides hospital based and community services to people with complex mental health and learning disability needs. As a Service Group, our vision is for individuals to have easy access to tools and support, to maintain and improve their mental wellbeing so that they can live independently within their community.

We have strong links with Swansea University and Health Education and Improvement Wales as well as an established learning and development team all of which support ongoing professional development.

As a Service Group we have a clear and ambitious strategic vision based on a foundation of strong values - caring for each other, working together and always improving - creating a culture that keeps the person at the centre of decision making.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the senior nurse leadership team, the successful post holder will have responsibility for ensuring the consistent delivery of evidence based, safe and effective nursing, infection prevention, safeguarding and patient flow standards within their defined area of responsibility. The quality of the Health Boards clinical care and the safety of its patients are fundamental to its excellence, and the Lead Nurse role is central to the delivery of this key National and HB agenda.

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

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description Job responsibilities

Within the context of quality, safety and professional leadership the key outcomes of the lead nurse post are:
  • Ensuring the delivery of the required standards and continual improvement of the fundamental aspects of care, cleanliness and infection prevention and control
  • Safe and effective use of nursing resources on a day to day basis in accordance with need and appropriate skill level within designated wards
  • Timely, safe and effective transfer of care/discharge
  • Development of person-centred approaches to care
  • Ensuring positive patient experience, reduction in harm, waste and variation
  • A culture that fosters empowerment, collaborative learning and continuous professional development

Person Specification Professional Qualification Essential
  • RMN
Relevant Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience in a senior leadership role

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