CNS - COPD Early Discharge Team

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Swansea COPD Early Discharge Scheme

We are looking for dynamic, visionary and hard-working candidates to join our expanding Respiratory Department. We are advertising a full time post for excellent candidates to join the COPD Team. The team consists of Band 6 and 7 Respiratory CNS's and Respiratory Specialists Physiotherapists. The team will be responsible for identifying and assessing inpatients in hospital. Suitable in-patients with an exacerbation of COPD who are from the Swansea Bay area will be supported at home by this team. The team also works with patients ,GPs and Virtual Wards to prevent avoidable admissions .

Applicants are required to be on the Nursing Register.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will be expected to work with colleagues to deliver a unified respiratory service across Swansea Bay UHB.

Wards are visited daily to identify and support patients who are suitable for an early discharge and patients are then followed up at home

The team manage a caseload of patients to provide education, teach self management skills and monitor recovery from acute exacerbations of COPD in patients homes

Education is encouraged in the team by formal education and an in house education programme.

The successful applicant will be supported via an agreed bespoke induction plan and at regular MDT meetings.

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

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and we want 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 or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - we have a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placements and 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.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse


  • Masters Degree in Nursing/related subject or evidence of working towards this
  • Post registration qualification in relevant acute service subject
  • Research qualification
  • Education qualification



  • Significant recent experience in respiratory nursing
  • Demonstrable autonomous working/decision-making
  • Significant multidisciplinary working experience


  • Experience of working in Community Setting
  • Experience of participating in audit/research

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills/computer literacy


  • Extended skills, e.g. venepuncture,
  • Advanced patient assessment skills

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Morriston Hospital

Heol Maes Eglwys



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