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Band 5
  • Part time
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Powys Teaching Health Board
Employer type
Breconshire War Memorial Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum
Salary period
08/10/2023 23:59

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Outpatient Children’s Nurse

Band 5

Be part of a 'Healthy Caring Powys' and help us transform the way we provide health and care, so our communities can Start Well, Live Well and Age Well.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has opened in Brecon Hospital for a Child’s Nurse to join the team. 

You will be responsible for the management and co-ordination of patients attending the Department, undertaking a variety of nurse led clinics.

The post holder will work closely with the clinical specialists to provide treatment, assessment and expertise for a diverse group of children and young people.

Excellent communication skills are essential with an empathetic nature and the ability to give care and support. A working knowledge of child protection is essential.

You will also supervise and support junior members of the team and pre-registration nursing students to ensure safe and effective care is delivered at all times.


Main duties of the job

Facilitate and provide nursing care for children across outpatient clinics in collaboration with parents/carers and other professionals.  The post-holder will care for children under the following categories:

Children with acute and short-term needs

Children with long term conditions

Children with disabilities and complex conditions, including those requiring continuing care and children with learning disability, ASD and ADHD

Children with life-limiting and life-threatening illness

Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team; this includes the Powys Integrated Disability Team to ensure that the child/young person receive a high standard of nursing care by adopting a family centred approach.  

Excellent communication skills are essential with an empathetic nature and the ability to give care and support. A working knowledge of child protection is essential.  

The post holder will mentor and support other staff, including pre-registration nursing students and other professionals as required; training for mentorship will be supported through professional development.


Working for our organisation

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys.  Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold.   Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

Did you know – Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 or [email protected]

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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

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

Qualifications and/or Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • NMC Registered Nurse - RSCN or RNCB / RNLD
  • Experience of working in a variety of paediatric clinical areas
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification NVQ Assessment
  • Community Paediatric experience


Essential criteria
  • Nursing children in a wide range of clinical settings
Desirable criteria
  • Community Children’s nursing clinical experience eg gastrostomy, tracheostomy, central venous line care


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate PTHB Values


Essential criteria
  • Ability to undertake work during unsocial hours within geographical area
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to manage stressful situations in self and team

Aptitude & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate with the full range of key working relationships appropriate to need, consistent with legislation policies and procedures
  • Record keeping
  • Hand over information
  • Participation in meetings
  • Assess, plan, and evaluate care
  • Participation within the team in care monitoring, audit, and evaluation
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to utilise information technology relevant to clinical area
  • Ability to manage resources
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Managing conflict
  • Ability to undertake teaching and assessing within the clinical area
  • Breaking bad news
  • Informed consent

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Judith Jamieson
Job title
Senior Nurse
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01874 615654
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