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Registered Nurse

Band 5

Main area
Specialist Services
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (various hours available)
Job ref
001-NMR538-0922
Site
University Hospital Llandough
Town
Penarth
Salary
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
16/10/2022 23:59

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven individual with a thirst for a challenge and a commitment to deliver high quality patient care, for those individuals who have sustained a devastating brain or neurological injury/event who require long term therapy to enable them to adapt to living in the community.

West 10 is a 22 bedded Neuro Rehabilitation unit that cares for patients aged 16 and over who have sustained life changing injuries and conditions. We deliver a high standard care for a diverse group of patients, who have sustained life changing injuries and conditions. These range from traumatic/acquired brain injuries to the neurological complications of COVID19.

You will be offered:

 A four-week supernumerary period for registered nurses.

On-going learning and development opportunities including leadership courses and individual personal development plan to guide your development within the role.

Access to rotation schemes within neuroscience which can be developed to suit your personal objectives.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills and will work well within a team. The ability to cope in stressful and demanding situations is highly desirable, although support will be given. 

Main duties of the job

The neurorehabilitation environment is challenging but rewarding, with opportunities to develop and extend the knowledge and skills required to care for patients with a wide range of neurological conditions. 

Housed in a purpose-built centre with state-of-the-art facilities developed with input from all members of the multi-disciplinary team you will experience a wide variety of therapy and treatment interventions which may take place in the specialist physiotherapy gym, hydrotherapy pool, gardens and workshop. Alongside the wards we have access to a self-contained rehabilitation bungalow which will allow the team to prepare patients for returning home

As the only centre in Wales to facilitate Sensory Modality Assessment and Rehabilitation Technique (SMART) assessments, you will have the opportunity to work with the MDT to provide assessments for patients with a persistent disorder of consciousness whilst supporting families through this difficult process.

Promoting personal development is a priority for the service and post holders will have the opportunity undertake Key Worker training in order to lead MDT meetings and facilitate goal planning, complex discharge planning and team formulation meetings.

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

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.

Person specification

Application form

Essential criteria
  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification
Desirable criteria
  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification

Application form

Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse with the NMC
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in relevant field

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Name
Sujith Mamachen
Job title
Charge Nurse
Email address
sujith.mamachen@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02921 827685