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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/12/2020.

Triage Nurse

Job Reference: 130-NMR331-1120

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Minor Injuries
Minor Injury Unit Neath Port Talbot Hospital, Neath Port Talbot
£24,907 - £30,615 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.

Our Consultant Nurse led Minor Injury Unit is looking for enthusiastic nurses who are experienced in triage or keen to develop in this role. This post would also suit those emergency nurses who would like the future opportunity to develop into an emergency nurse practitioner (ENP). Many of our experienced triage nurses follow this pathway.

Our team consists of a matron, consultant nurse, ENPS, trainee ENPs, triage nurses, health care support workers, receptionists; plus ancillary staff and radiology colleagues who are an extended part of our team. Our service caters for patients who attend with a range of minor injuries, patients who attend who do not meet the units scope of practice are redirected to major emergency departments, their General Practitioner or other primary care services.

The role requires: triage assessment and prioritising care, redirecting patients to more appropriate services and supporting critically ill or injured patients awaiting emergency transfers. The applicant will be expected to: provide medicines under patient group directions, apply and remove casts and splints, manage wounds including suturing, recording ECGs, cannulation, phlebotomy and performing point of care testing.

Applicants will have previous experience of working in a major emergency department or minor injury setting. Applicants must be prepared to work flexibly to ensure that the service is operational form 07:30-24:00 hours.

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:

NameLisa ThomsonJob titleEmergency Nurse PractitionerEmail addresslisa.thomson@wales.nhs.ukTelephone number01639 862161Additional contact information

Gavin Miles

Emergency Nurse Practitioner

01639 862161

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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