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Transfer Practitioner

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced, highly motivated and dynamic individuals to join our Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Transfer Practitioner Team. As a Transfer Practitioner you will play a vital role in the safe and timely transfer of unwell or deteriorating patients or those requiring time critical interventions from hospitals within the Health Board to the Grange University Hospital or to a specialist tertiary hospital.

Applications are sought from nurses and ODPs who have the appropriate expertise, knowledge and experience to undertake the role enabling them to assess and manage unwell or deteriorating patients during the transfer/retrieval phase, while striving to deliver high-quality, safe and effective care.

Successful applicants will work 50% of their hours within a Transfer Practitioner role and the other 50% in Critical Care or in a clinical area to be agreed on appointment depending on background and experience.

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

Main duties of the job

The Grange University Hospital (GUH) is a new Specialist and Critical Centre within the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) and forms part of the ABUHB Clinical Futures model. GUH provides a centre of excellence to treat the most seriously ill patients or those with significant injuries. The hospital has 560 beds and features an Acute Assessment Unit, Emergency Department and Helicopter Pad, providing a 24/7 emergency service for patients that are seriously ill or have complex problems or conditions that cannot safely be managed in one of the Local General Hospitals. The patient flow between the Local General Hospitals and GUH is coordinated by the ABUHB Flow Centre. The Flow Centre combines two central functions, pre-hospital streaming, and the co-ordination of inter-site transfers. The Transfer Practitioner plays a part in the inter-hospital transport model, ensuring that deteriorating patients can be transferred to the correct hospital in a safe and timely manner.

The primary role of the Transfer Practitioner is to safely and in a timely manner, transfer patients ward to ward Level 1 and Level 2 patients agreed following consultant to consultant clinical decision making, as being 'deteriorating and requiring a timely transfer to a specialist/higher acute setting'. This cohort of patients will also include some tertiary transfers and may include paediatric patients.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your speciality or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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/ Registered ODP
  • Post Registration in Critical Care Nursing or equivalent


  • Related courses score out of 3



  • Significant post reg experience
  • Experience in managing critically ill patients
  • Evidence of leadership and development skills


  • Experience of a variety of critical care interventions and tracheostomies



  • Excellent communication, organisation and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and in emotive situations

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


The Grange University Hospital

Caerleon Road


NP44 8YN

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