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Junior Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Description

Help transform the lives of others and we'll help transform yours

Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, highly motivated registered nurse to join our established team here on the cardiac
monitoring unit (CMU) as a Band 6 Junior Sister/Charge Nurse.

The area consists of 5 acute critical care beds and 7 stepdown monitored beds. We also monitor 8 telemetry beds on an adjoining ward. Patients we care for on CMU are admitted with a variety of conditions ranging from myocardial infarction, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, endocarditis and those awaiting transfer for further interventions including valve replacements and coronary artery bypass grafts.

We work closely with other specialities within the hospital.
As Junior Sister/Charge Nurse on CMU you will help lead and manage the ward and have a commitment to the delivery of high quality, evidence based nursing care. You will be responsible for managing the unit in the absence of the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse, using a proactive management style, anticipating and dealing with issues constructively within the multidisciplinary team setting responding appropriately to the demands of an ever changing workload, providing day to day support for the nursing team whilst reviewing the nursing standards on the Unit.

In your role as a Band 6 you will provide strong leadership and mentorship to junior staff, being a highly visible leader and a professional role model to others, demonstrating excellent working relationships with other wards, departments and professions within the hospital. You must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, showing commitment and direction to the team as a whole you will actively participate in the teaching, training and supervision of all grades of staff.

You will be required to be receptive to change, be dynamic and demonstrate active assistance and support to the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in the ongoing development of the department. We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate our Trust Values, with an interest in developing a career in critical care motivated to building on existing professional development.

Ideally, the successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible, with a commitment to providing excellent standards of care and with a proven ability in supervising, managing and controlling the activities of a unit in an efficient and effective manner, have expert clinical skills and be able to develop ideas to improve our patient’s experience.

Support and further training will be given to the successful applicant.

This is a full time job but job share applications will be considered.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Senior Sister Annemarie Hendleman
 ( Phone number removed )  or  ( Phone number removed ) 

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy / Mae Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yn gweithredu polisi dwyieithog.

‘All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English’.

‘Gwahoddir ymgeiswyr i wneud cais yn Gymraeg, ni fydd unrhyw gais a gyflwynir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na cheisiadau a wneir yn y Saesneg’.

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