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Clinical Nurse Specialist Cystic Fibrosis

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£42,284 to £48,388 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
There is one 37.5 hour post and one 22.5 hour post available

This post will involve working as an autonomous practitioner who is able to devise, implement and follow up specialist treatments across the disease spectrum for adults with cystic fibrosis.

We are looking for a skilled practitioner who can provide expert clinical care using an extensive theoretical knowledge base and practical experience to underpin the role, while acting as a role model for the delivery of expert care.

The role will include delivering formal and informal education programmes and participation in audit and research.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly experienced dynamic nurse practitioner to join the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Nurse Specialist Team on a full- time basis.

The Cardiff and Vale adult CF service provides care for all adults with Cystic Fibrosis in South, West and Mid Wales

The primary responsibilities of this post would be:
  • To work within the multi-disciplinary team to provide specialist knowledge, facilitate comprehensive, co-ordinated, effective care and treatment for in patients with Cystic Fibrosis.
  • To practice advanced clinical skills and to share those skills with junior colleagues
  • To deputise for the Lead CNS and assist with management of the CNS team.
  • To demonstrate higher levels of clinical decision making and improve standards of care through supervision of practice and teaching and supporting professional colleagues.
  • To evaluate working practice within the Cystic Fibrosis Unit, medical wards and primary care in relation to Cystic Fibrosis nursing through the use of audit, research and outcome measures

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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

Person Specification



  • RGN
  • Evidence of current professional development
  • Evidence of ongoing continuous professional development


  • Degree
  • Counselling course
  • Teaching qualification,
  • Independent prescribing
  • Masters level qualification or working towards



  • 5 years post registration experience
  • Evidence of change management
  • People management and leadership skills
  • 2 years in specialist area of practice (Cystic Fibrosis/ Respiratory medicine)


  • Experience of the research process
  • 3 years as a clinical nurse specialist
  • Experience of working between primary/ secondary care interface

Skills and Special Knowledge


  • Experience of writing reports, constructing protocols, and presenting
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced clinical skills


  • Participation in research
  • Evidence of journal/ poster publication

Personal Qualities


  • Approachable, flexible and tactful
  • Dynamic and motivated team player
  • Able to work autonomously and motivate others
  • Able to negotiate with senior management and senior medical/ nursing staff


  • Sense of humour

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital Llandough

Penlan Road


CF64 2XX

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