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Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 001-NMR013-0118

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Critical Care
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
£22,129 to £28,747 per annum pro rata


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Calling all Registered Nurses – a vibrant future awaits you within the Critical Care Directorate at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

Are you a Registered Nurse/Student Nurse? Do you want an exciting and interesting role working with a team of like minded individuals who are committed to delivering high quality, safe patient care? If you are ambitious and motivated and looking for a new challenge to enhance your personal and professional development, we want to hear from you.

We will be holding a Critical Care recruitment event on Saturday 3rd March 2018 at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

We are searching for nurses who share our values that:

•We care about the people we serve and the people we work with
•We trust one another
•We respect each other
•We take personal responsibility
•We treat people with kindness
•We act with integrity

In terms of what we have to offer:
All new starters are allocated a team with an identified team leader; this team leader will be responsible for ensuring you have your annual appraisal and personal development plan to ensure your continuous development during your Critical Care career.
Each unit has an educational pathway to support ongoing educational development to enable all staff to maximise their potential in providing safe and effective care. This is supported by a very proactive educational team. All areas have service improvement teams to ensure that the best evidenced based practice is provided for all patients. All staff are actively encouraged to participate within these service improvement groups.
All units participate in research trials to ensure the continuous improvement in care for this patient population.

In recognition of the specialist nature of this area we provide new nurses a four week supernumerary with an identified preceptor. During this time you will be provided with a competency framework which will provide the focus for your learning. In conjunction to this you will work with the practice educator team to facilitate your clinical development.
Should you be successful in obtaining a staff nurse position in Critical Care there is the added opportunity of rotating across all of the fours clinical to further enhance your experience. Within all the units we offer electronic self roistering to help support individuals work life balance requirements.

The clinical areas that encompass Critical Care are-
General ITU
This is a 27 bedded adult tertiary referral unit accepting patients from all over Wales. The main specialities include general medicine & surgery, neurology & neurosurgery, trauma & orthopaedics, advanced respiratory support and renal medicine. There are 13 medical consultants and 8 sister/charge nurses on the unit which will support your transition.
Cardiac ITU
This is currently a 9 bedded ICU with a 4 bedded high dependency unit (HDU). This clinical area is supported medically by cardiac surgeons and cardiac anaesthetists.
T4 Neurosciences
This is an 18 bedded high care neurosurgical unit, providing tertiary care to all neurosurgical and neurological patients. Patients are treated electively and as emergencies for brain tumours, subarachnoid haemorrhages, sub dural haematomas, post traumatic brain injuries, and other conditions requiring neurosurgical intervention. All patients on this unit are nursed on a 1 nurse to 3 patient ratio.
This is an 8 bedded unit which specialises in providing post operative care to high risk surgical patients. This provides care to level 3 and level 2 post operative patients. Currently this unit opens on Monday at midday and closes at 14.00 hours on a Saturday. It is closed on all bank holidays including Christmas. Patients in this unit are nursed according to their dependency.
We operate in the thriving capital city of Wales and Cardiff is the fastest growing city outside of London attracting and retaining excellent people. Come and see what Wales has to offer: from fabulous shopping centres and nightlife to beautiful coastlines and outdoor activities. We are ready to take the next step. Are you?
We recommend submitting your application early to secure an interview as we will have limited spaces on the day.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post.

Closing Date: 19th February 2018

For further details / informal visits contact:

Bev Oughton Tel 029 20 745432
Lisa Evans Tel 02920 746980

Cardiff and Vale 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.

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.

With effect from 1st April 2017 points 1,2,3, 4 and 5 on AfC Pay Band 1 and Pay Band 2 will be adjusted to £16,523 to reflect the incorporation of the living wage £8.45 per hour.

By submitting your application to NHS Jobs/Trac, you are giving your consent for elements of your application data:

to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems in order to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation; to be used by Recruitment for purposes of checking your Professional Registration online (where applicable).

These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing in line with the Data Protection Act (1998) principles especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). Other principles under Data Protection will be observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII).

If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the UHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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