Main duties of the job

  • Designated to take charge of the clinical area on a regular basis, and in the absence of the Ward Manager provide a visible and accessible resource to staff, patients and their families within the ward environment.
  •  Lead by example.
  •  In collaboration with the Ward Manager promote, develop and maintain a culture within the clinical area which challenges and questions practice and promote the quality of thinking amongst practitioners.
  •  To work in partnership with the Ward Manager and Housekeeper in delivery of the wider infection control agenda e.g. Infection control data, assist with credits for cleaning audits.
  •  Support the Ward Manager to deliver the transforming care initiative and work with the team to ensure that all identified areas for improvement are implemented, monitored and sustained.
  • Manage a caseload of patients without direct supervision and ensure patients care needs are met across a clinical area.
  •  Assist the Ward Manager to achieve the best use of clinical resources, ensuring an efficient and effective throughput of patients through the ward from admission to discharge.
  • Promote the development of services, determining new ideas for improvement within the clinical area, and assist the Ward Manager to implement change.
  • The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

    Working for our organisation

    If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and Proud to Lead competence framework.

    Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

    Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

    Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

    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

    Qualifications

    Essential criteria

  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of further education at Level 6
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Commitment to undertake further study or management/leadership course.
  • Mentorship/ teaching and assessing course
  • Desirable criteria

  • Degree or Masters
  • Recognised management qualification
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Broad in depth experience of general nursing Significant post registration experience
  • Experience of being involved in service improvement
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of Human Resource management
  • Experience of financial management
  • Skills

    Essential criteria

  • Proficient in the following clinical skills: venepuncture; intravenous cannulation and administration of intravenous additives
  • Effective communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work under pressure
  • Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Good knowledge of risk and clinical governance
  • Knowledge of audit and research
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of undertaking audit
  • Personal Qualitities

    Essential criteria

  • Assertive and confident in approach
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge
  • Evidence of resilient personality
  • Flexible approach to work and reliable
  • Other relevant requirements

    Essential criteria

  • Welsh Speaker
  • To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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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

    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

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