Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£42,284 to £48,388 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about delivering specialist clinical services to meet the needs of individuals who have complex substance use issues throughout their pregnancy.

The post holder will need to be motivated to initiate service developments, provide training to upskill nursing/medical staff and develop links with midwifery, CAMHS and perinatal services.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will undertake clinical assessments, liaise with nursing/medical teams and plan appropriate care in relation to the patients substance use.

Knowledge and experience in addictions services will be essential as the post holder will be representing this service and providing expert advice to other professionals.

This role requires work with multiple professional groups and wide networks as well as an educational element, communication/presentation skills will be key to successfully achieving this.

The post holder will work across the 2 CDAT teams to provide specialist advice, support, consultation and training to the wider MDT and manage 2 Band 6 substance use pregnancy nurses in CDAT.

You will be a highly experienced and qualified nurse with previous experience of working with a range of drug and alcohol issues, willing to work with individuals with substance use problems. You will possess the relevant skills and attributes to facilitate service user engagement in the service. You must have a strong commitment to partnership working, building networks and able to work sensitively within a culturally diverse environment.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job 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.

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

Person Specification



  • Registered RGN/RMN


  • More than 5 years experience



  • Post qualification study
  • Extensive experience of working in substance use setting


  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent



  • Assessment skills
  • Able to manage difficult situations and conflict.
  • Experience of service development and managing change


  • Previous teaching experience.
  • Previous experience working with pregnant women complex substance use issues

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.

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) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Community Drug and Alcohol Team

St James Crescent, Swansea



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