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Main area
Surgery
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Day shifts and night shifts weekdays and Saturday morning until 13:00 Hrs)
Job ref
001-NMR362-0622
Employer
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
University Hospital of Wales
Town
Cardiff
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum/pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
07/07/2022 23:59

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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board logo

Staff Nurse

Band 5

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has an important job to do. What we do matters because it’s our job to care for people and keep them well. We all want to do this to the best of our abilities – but we know that good intentions are not always enough. 

Our values guide the way we work and the way we behave with others.  Post holders will be expected at all times to behave in accordance with our values demonstrating commitment to the delivery of high quality services to patients.

Main duties of the job

 An exciting opportunity has arisen for  highly motivated and enthusiastic Registered Nurses to join our team .

Short Stay Surgical Unit is part of the Protected Elective Surgical Unit and provides facilities for day , overnight and longer stay patients. We have our own dedicated Theatre Suite which houses a Da Vinci Robot . This innovative Robotic approach to Surgery is currently used for Urological and ENT procedures. We are also responsible for the  Out-Patient Ophthalmology Theatre providing Pre and Post operative care for patients' undergoing  elective  or emergency eye surgery.

The successful individuals will work in friendly and supportive team  delivering the highest standard of pre and post operative care to patients across a broad spectrum of surgical specialities.

This is a very busy dynamic unit and you will need to be dedicated, hard working and flexible across all shift patterns.

An interest in or experience of nurse led discharge is essential .

This is a great opportunity to develop your surgical nursing career and build on existing knowledge, as we also have a practice education team who can help with your continual professional development.

We are committed to providing you with the skills you require to work in this exciting area.

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

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is  “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our  vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.    Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff  and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac

Person specification

role requirement

Essential criteria
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence on Continuous professional developement
  • Ability to practice within NMC code of Conduct
  • Previous experience of Surgical Nursing
  • Able to demonstrate IT skills
  • Understanding of English Language evidenced by verbal and written communication
  • Able to demonstrate working as a team
  • Enthusiastic and flexible with work pattterns
  • Positive change agent
Desirable criteria
  • Venapuncture and cannulation
  • Experience of supervising junior staff

essential and desirable criteria

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work within a team and independently

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Deborah Barry
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Deborah.barry@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02920 743592