Clinical Nurse Specialist - Rapid Diagnostic Pathway

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity as arisen in the Medicine Clinical Services Group to employ a Clinical Nurse specialist to work in collaboration with the current Advanced Nurse Practitioner. The primary focus of the role is to work as an autonomous practitioner within the Rapid Diagnostic Clinic.

The post holder will be an experienced nurse, who acting within their professional boundaries, will provide day to day management of the Rapid Diagnostic Clinic and involves providing patient-centered clinical care, encompassing the skills of assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients. They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care for patients within the rapid diagnostic clinic.

They will work collaboratively with colleagues to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing nurse leadership as required

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

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Facilitate communication, and act as a communication channel to all different staff groups, patients and relatives, as well as staff in other disciplines and agencies, providing specialist advice as required.
  • Communicate highly sensitive patient information and provide complex psychological and emotional support to patients and their families by utilising a wide range of communication and interpersonal skills eg. empathy and reassurance.
  • Be able to take and record an accurate clinical history from the patient and competently perform an advanced physical examination if required eg. respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological and abdominal.
  • Be able to analyse complex information from the patient assessment and any available investigations, to make a clinical judgement and be able to recognise any clinical findings that require escalation for senior clinical review and decision making.
  • Be able to present cases to clinical colleagues considering the range of care and treatment options available, in line with the current evidence base and making recommendations regarding the appropriate course of action.
  • Possess standard keyboard skills and familiarity with information technology including word processing, email, intranet and internet, PowerPoint for communication, correspondence, clinical reports, teaching preparation, clinical literature.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

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

Qualifications and/or knowledge


  • Current NMC registration on relevant part of the register
  • Masters degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of post registration CPD


  • Teaching and assessing
  • Interest in completing nurse prescribing qualifications



  • Significant post-registration clinical experience at Band 6/7 gained through working in an acute assessment setting.


  • Experience of working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner in an acute assessment/secondary care setting.

Aptitdue & Abilities


  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to communicate complex clinical patient presentations to other allied and medical colleagues.


  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Royal Glamorgan Hospital


CF72 8XR

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