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Staff Nurse

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a registered nurse to join our Older Persons assessment Service (OPAS) nursing team at Morriston Hospital. We are a specialist service that is embedded within the Emergency Department in Morriston Hospital at Swansea Bay university health board. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, in the delivery of individualised care to the older person. You will be part of the team that will complete a comprehensive geriatric assessment, a personalised management plan for each patient individually who is over 65 and has a frailty syndrome, polypharmacy, injury secondary to a fall, care dependence, poor mobility and function, confusion, delirium or dementia.

We are a team that includes staff nurses, health care support workers, an emergency nurse practitioner, advanced clinical practitioners, Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, a physician associate and Geriatric Medical Consultants.

We are a developing service that is expanding and changing daily and is the first service in the UK to have an emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) within its team. We accept patients from several entries and have an ENP outreach service that will prevent patients with specialist needs to attend the hospital. This will bring many opportunities for a staff nurse to be part of the OPAS journey and possibly develop their skills into the next future emergency nurse practitioner, advanced clinical role or a geriatric clinical nurse specialist.

Main duties of the job

Refer to JD

The post holder is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidenced-based nursing care, working collaboratively and cooperativelywith others to meet the needs of patients and their families.

Assist in the management and organisation of their clinical area and participating in the education, development and supervision of other staff members.

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 Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC Registration on relevant part of register
  • Diploma or Degree in Nursing or equivalent
  • Evidence of professional development



  • Assessment of care and care planning
  • Practical skills in patient care


  • Experience of dealing with members of the public
  • Experience of nursing frail elderly



  • Basic understanding ot IT

Personal Attributes


  • Recognition of the importance of caring for the patient holistically

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Morriston Hospital



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