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Ward Staff Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
University Hospital of Wales
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
04/03/2021 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


We are recruiting full-time and   part- time Band 5 Ward Staff Nurses to join the Short Stay Surgical Unit  situated in the University Hospital of Wales.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for  highly motivated and enthusiastic Registered Nurses to join our team .

Short Stay Surgical Unit is part of the Protected Elective Surgical Unit and provides facilities for day , overnight and longer stay patients. We have our own dedicated Theatre Suite which houses a Da Vinci Robot . This innovative Robotic approach to Surgery is currently used for Urological and ENT procedures. We are also responsible for the  Out-Patient Ophthalomology Theatre and provide Pre and Post operative care for patients' undergoing  routine or emergency eye surgery.

The successful individuals will work with a friendly and supportive team  delivering the highest standard of pre and post operative care to patients across a broad spectrum of surgical specialities.This is a very busy dynamic unit and you will need to be dedicated, hard working and flexible . An interest in nurse led discharge is essential .

This is a great opportunity to develop your surgical nursing career and build on existing knowledge as we also have an in- house practice education team who can help with your continual professional development. We are committed to providing you with the skills you require to work in this exciting area.

Informal visits not possible at present due to Covid 19 restrictions however, we welcome telephone enquiries on  02920743592.

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

Closing date: 4th 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

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Debbie Barry, Ward Manager 

Rachel Burge, Deputy Ward Sister

Karen Woosnam Deputy Ward Sister

(029) 20744630/746348