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Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
Children's Hospital for Wales
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
02/12/2020 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


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - Children's Hospital for Wales

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has recently undergone an exciting development, offering a newly refurbished state of the art critical care and nursery. We are extremely proud of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and have on-going commitment to enhancing practice and staff development. Our new unit is superbly equipped and resourced to care for all babies, providing family friendly facilities for parents and carers.

We are currently a 32 cot unit offering both medical and surgical care to a wide range of infants from all over South Wales. We care for infants requiring tertiary care for respiratory, neurological and surgical conditions.The unit currently comprises of 8 Intensive Care, 12 High Dependency and 12 Special Care Cots. All newly qualified staff will have a 6 week supernumerary period which will include a 2 week Acute Child Health induction programe along  with neonatal specific study days. You will be enrolled onto the UHB’s nurse foundation programme, this includes medicine management, wound care, catheterisation and much more. All staff have the opportunity to rotate throughout Acute Child Health if they wish. Training opportunites to become Qualified in Speciality (QIS) is provided for all band 5 staff with enrollment on to the 2 neonatal care modules run in partnership with Universaity of South Wales.

Our NICU has an excellent reputation for high quality neonatal care and outstanding career development. We support extended roles such as research nurses, transport nurses, neonatal educational practitioners, advanced neonatal nurse practitioners, outreach nurses, developmental care nurses & infant feeding nurse roles. We also encourage development onto mentoring and management courses to help you progress in your career. We are proud to have commenced a team of NICU change makers on the unit who are given time to enhance communications between staff as well as promoting a social, nurturing environment for staff. We are a friendly, caring and supportive unit and we will support your professional development both in practice and accessing relevant specialist courses.

We look forward to gaining team members who will embrace our innovative nursing styles, supporting the delivery of regional neonatal care and collaborative working with the Welsh Neonatal Network. There are great opportunities to make a difference within our evolving and positive team.

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

Closing date: 2nd December 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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Michelle Phillips (Ward Manager)

02920 747747 ext 42680