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Band 5 B2N Acute Surgical Admissions Unit

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 hours per week (Various hours available)
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University Hospital of Wales
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata
Salary period
09/03/2021 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 for a highly motivated and enthusiastic registered nurse to join the team on B2 North. We are a 19 bedded Acute Surgical Unit (ASU) which specialises in emergency surgical admissions. These patients are admitted through the Amber non-Covid emergency stream, generally via the Surgical Assessment Unit or directly from the Emergency Unit. 

The ward has a very fast turnover of patients with the average length of stay being 4 days. You will learn many surgical skills caring for pre operative and post operative patients having both major and minor surgery. You will also learn how to manage the acutely unwell patient, sometimes still in the assessment stage of their journey.

The successful applicant should have good interpersonal and organisational skills and be dedicated to delivering high quality nursing care to our patients.  Our team strive to meet the highest standards across a number of diverse surgical specialities.  The ASU is a very busy and dynamic area and you will need to be dedicated, hard working and flexible to meet its demands.  This is a great opportunity to either develop your nursing career or build on existing knowledge and skills.  We also benefit from a number of specialist staff within our multidisciplinary team, working in a wide range of advanced roles which include for example pain management and nutrition that are keen to assist in the development of our nurses.

We are a dynamic team, whose aim is to provide the best environment possible with the highest standards for both our patients and staff. You will gain support and knowledge from nurses at various stages in their career, who are always keen to help and look forward to welcoming new starters.

Within the General Surgery directorate at University Hospital of Wales (UHW) we offer a 4 week supernumerary induction period with added bespoke study days as required, organised and run by our Professional Practice Development Team.

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

Closing date: 9th March 2021

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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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ady Ryan - Ward Manager