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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2020.

Clinical Nurse Specialist – COPD Early Discharge Team

Job Reference: 130-NMR235-0920

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Respiratory Medicine
Singleton Hospital, Swansea
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting Redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Swansea COPD Early Discharge Scheme

We are looking for dynamic, visionary and hard-working candidates to join our expanding Respiratory Department. We are advertising 2 full time posts for excellent candidates to develop a COPD early discharge scheme. The team consists of a lead Band 7 specialist nurse ,a Band 7 Physiotherapist and 4 Band 6 nurses The team will be responsible for identifying and assessing inpatients at both Morriston and Singleton Hospitals. Suitable in-patients with an exacerbation of COPD who are from the Swansea area will be supported at home by this team.

The team are about to extend into Admission Avoidance working with GP Practices

The successful candidates will be expected to work with colleagues to deliver a unified respiratory service across Swansea Bay UHB.

Swansea Bay UHB covers a population of around 390,000 in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas and we have a budget of around £1bn. The health board employs approximately 12,500 staff.

The Health Board has close links with Swansea University (with its graduate entry medical school) and other University College partners in South Wales especially in areas of research & development and multi-professional teaching. Consequently, there are great opportunities for research and teaching.

Staff in the Health Board benefit from a flexible approach to working practice. We place great emphasis on continuous professional development and will actively support you in the achievement of personal goals. Working in Swansea also offers the advantage of living in an area of outstanding beauty, either in the coastal region of the Gower Peninsula or the mountains of the Brecon Beacons.

Applicants are required to be on the Nursing Register.

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

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Alison Lewis

Job title: CNS Team Lead (COPD)

Email address:

Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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