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NeuroMuscular Care Advisor

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£42,284 to £48,388 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

The Neuro Muscular Care Advisor (NMCA) has responsibility for the coordination of specialist, complex support of patients diagnosed or suspected of having a neuromuscular condition.

The NMCA will provide a point of contact for other health professionals involved, assisting with advice and navigation of the services available, coordinating access to ongoing assessments and services, and to ensure the patients care objectives are met in order to support patient choice.

This is an exciting post, suitable for a therapist (occupational therapist, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist) or nurse, to work seamlessly with patients across specialist and community care environments.

There are currently two posts advertised with an ability to offer full or part time working.

Main duties of the job

To provide care co-ordination across Swansea Bay and Hywel Dda University Health Boards for patients with neuromuscular disease (NMD) in line with the standards of care for neuromuscular conditions.

Neuromuscular disease (NMD) is an umbrella term for more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions, such as Muscular Dystrophies, Myopathies, Inherited peripheral neuropathies, Metabolic diseases and Spinal Muscular Atrohpies.

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

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English 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 / Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse / AHP Practitioner
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional development and application to practice.


  • Master's degree or evidence of equivalent in terms of knowledge/experience.



  • Expert knowledge and experience of management of patients with NMD
  • Significant post registration experience
  • Ability to Understand the role of Research and Development and utilise these in daily work.
  • Significant experience in Chronic Condition Management, Neurology or Palliative Medicine
  • Working within the community and hospital settings
  • Development and implementation of protocols/pathways



  • Able to demonstrate clinical competence to demonstrate clinical credibility
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (to engage in distressing and sensitive situations)
  • Advanced patient assessment skills
  • Ability to influence staff at clinical and strategic level, and promote and monitor change.


  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Research skills

Specialist Knowledge


  • Sound knowledge of multi system disease management
  • Experience in development and implementation of protocols/pathways


  • Advanced patient assessment skills in this speciality

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