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Registered Nurse Post Anaesthetic Care Unit

Band 5

Main area
Critical Care
Band 5
Various hours available
Job ref
University Hospital of Wales
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata
Salary period
25/11/2020 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves 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.


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


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Do you want an exciting and interesting role working with a team of likeminded individuals who are committed to delivering high quality, safe patient care?

The Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) is moving into a new unit in December 2020 and we are looking for ambitious and motivated staff to join our friendly team. PACU comprises of 6 beds and cares for a variety of post-operative surgical patients, some of whom are ventilated for a short period of time. The unit is open from Monday to Saturday.

We have an educational pathway to support ongoing educational development to enable all staff to maximise their potential in providing safe and effective care.

If successful in obtaining a staff nurse position within PACU there is the added opportunity of rotating across the different clinical areas within the Critical Care Directorate to further enhance your experience. We offer electronic self-rostering to help support individuals work life balance requirements.

We welcome and encourage applications and enquiries from all newly registered nurses from throughout the U.K. If you are a student nurse training in Wales then you are eligible for the student streamlining scheme. Please contact for further details on how to apply for positions in Cardiff and Vale UHB.
Applications for both full and part-time positions will be considered.

The University Hospital of Wales is based in the Heath area of Cardiff in the thriving Capital City of Wales, which is the fastest growing city outside of London. Cardiff offers fabulous shopping outlets, vibrant nightlife with leading music and entertainment events. It has excellent transport links due to its proximity with the M4. It also offers the beautiful scenery of National Parks and coastlines, with plenty of outdoor experiences and activities.

WTE Available: 2

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

Closing date: 25th November 2020.

At Cardiff and Vale University Health Board our values and example behaviours are:

We care about the people we serve and the people we work with


Treat people as you would like to be treated and always with compassion

We trust and respect one another

Look for feedback from others on how you are doing and strive for better ways of doing things

We take personal responsibility


Be enthusiastic and take responsibility for what you do.

We treat people with kindness


Thank people, celebrate success and when things go wrong ask ‘what can I learn’?

We act with integrity

Never let structures get in the way of doing the right thing.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Powell
Job title
Email address
Telephone number
029 2074 6560
Additional information

Sister Claire Powell

Tel: 029 2074 6560