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Registered Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
Rookwood Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
30/11/2020 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


An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Welsh Regional Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation Centre. We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated registered nurses to join the team. If you have excellent communication skills, are committed to caring, then this is an excellent opportunity for you.

The Welsh Regional Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation centre (WRSCIRC) aims to promote independence, maximize patients neurological recovery and adjustment to their injury. The Welsh Regional Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation Centre in Rookwood Hospital is the only spinal rehabilitation centre in Wales. The unit has 26 beds and is supported by a large specialist MDT .On the current site there is a hydrotherapy pool, specialised physiotherapy gyms and occupational therapy areas. The hospital is surrounded by large grounds and is situated in the historic area of Llandaff village.

The Welsh Regional Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation centre (WRSCIRC) will be moving in the spring of 2021 to a new state of the art purpose build rehabilitation centre situated on the grounds of university hospital Llandough. This new centre will contain hydrotherapy pool, therapy areas and a specially designed Horatio’s garden area. Patient and staff will have access to some of the most up to date equipment and areas.

As a band 5 staff nurse on the spinal unit, you will be part of a nursing team whose aim is to create a warm and friendly environment to care for spinal cord injury patients and their families.

The staff on spinal unit are committed to continual professional development, updating of knowledge and skills, and the use of evidence based practice.

The Neuroscience department at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board consists of Neurosurgical and Neurology wards at the University Hospital of Wales, and The Welsh Regional Spinal Unit and Neuro-Rehabilitation Unit at Rookwood Hospital.

As a member of this department you are given the opportunity to rotate around all areas which allows the individual to build a scope of knowledge and skill. 

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

Closing Date: 30/11/2020 

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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

Sujith Mamachen (Joseph) -Charge Nurse