Want to be part of a dynamic team delivering high quality Acute Care, in an amazing part of the country?
Well come and join us!
This post in Surgery Assessment Unit is based at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, North Wales.
The local area offers a wide variety of lifestyle and family options, and for those keen to maintain ties further afield, the area has excellent transport links including fast direct trains to London. The cities of Chester, Manchester, and Liverpool are within easy reach and offer international travel connections.
The post arises as we look to strengthen and consolidate our workforce, and grow our workforce to meet the future healthcare challenges of our local population. Following a comprehensive review we have increased funding to strengthen staffing at all tiers, building upon our stable base. We are looking for high calibre candidates who can help us take our service to the next level.
Main duties of the job
Our assessment units form part of Surgical Assessment Unit. The post holder will provide clinical leadership within a busy Surgical Assessment Unit where patients who have been referred to the surgical service are held, clinically assessed, and decisions around further treatment and admission is made. The post holder will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team, the Emergency department and other assessment units, and be able to work proactively at an advanced level of professional autonomy as well as being a good team player.
The role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner is key to driving standards for professionals ensuring the delivery of care to patients is exemplary and timely within a proactive acute setting.
This can also be a development post for individuals looking to work toward the Nurse Practitioner Post – band 6 following training will transition to band 7 post.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.
Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme.
Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.
Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.
25 April 2023
Agenda for change
£42,284 to £48,388 a year per annum
Wrexham Maelor Hospital – SDEC
See JD/PS for the post and for further details.
Potential for Band 6 to apply and following training will transition to Band 7 post.
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
- Registered Nurse – Part 1,2,12
- First degree in nursing / equivalent level of training
- Evidence of masters working via a current portfolio.
- Relevant Teaching / assessment programme
- Masters degree once practicing as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
- Knowledge of key professional issues, and NMC guidelines and codes, relating to professional practice
- Knowledge of current national guidance and its application in the work place.
- Experience of applying research evidence to clinical practice
- Dissemination of knowledge and practice through publication and / or conferencing.
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Ability to work autonomously
- Ability to work under pressure in a busy environment
- Previous experience of formal / informal teaching of patients & staff
- Demonstrates a clear vision of the role and service
- Ability to initiate, sustain and evaluate change
- Decision making skills
- Demonstrates skilled written and verbal communication skills
- Presentation skills / Keyboard and word processing skills
- Advanced communication skills
- Significant post registration experience
- Demonstrable related clinical experience (post graduate) in same or related specialty equitable to Degree / Master level working
- Evidence of ability to work collaboratively
- Previous experience in developing standards, guidelines and policies
- Experienced in audit and evaluation
- Experienced in acting as a clinical supervisor and mentor to others
- Evidence of leading nurse-led clinics / services
- Previous practice development experience
- Experience in Surgical / Orthopaedic services
- Demonstrates a commitment to multidisciplinary working
- A team player, flexible approach to work.
- Commitment to on-going implementation of the Health Board nursing & midwifery strategy,
- Demonstrates understanding of relevant national strategy / policy and how this relates to the service
- Commitment to maintaining own fitness for practice through maintaining a personal profile of practice competencies
- Understanding of appropriate health and safety legislation
- Understanding of equal opportunities
- Previous experience at representing a service at Health Board / network level.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).