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Staff Nurse - Ward R ( New vascular surgical )

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
20 Apr 2024
As part of the exciting redesign of surgical services at Morriston Hospital ward R is going to be become the vascular surgical ward. The nursing team will be part of the wider vascular MDT and will specialise in providing nursing care and treatment to patients with a full range of arterial and venous diseases including, aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease(lower limb angioplasty / stent, lower limb bypass, lower limb amputation), diabetic foot disease, carotid disease, venous disease, leg ulcersand vascular anomalies.

You will have the opportunity to work with a specialised MDT that includes, Vascular Surgeon, Interventional Radiologists, Vascular Clinical nurse specialists, vascular surgical Care Practitioners, Vascular Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and the artificial limb and appliance service.

We are part of a wider south wales Vascular network and provide emergency and planned vascular services for South West Wales patients. Wound care is paramount as many of our patients have chronic wounds, ulceration or amputation sites - this wounds often have insufficient distal arterial perfusion, which makes wound healing more challenging.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include:
  • Have an extended knowledge of vascular conditions and procedures to be able to offer advice and support to patient and their families Pre, Peri and Post operatively.
  • Organising and participating in the delivery of high standards of evidence based nursing care.
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating standards of vascular nursing care through continue professional development.
  • Taking responsibility to carry out required planned, direct patient care to a high standard, in accordance with established nursing procedures and policies.
  • Where relevant, be responsible and assist in the co-ordination of discharge planning in partnership with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Contributing towards the health promotion for all patients by provided education, support and advice as necessary, ensuring referral to appropriate professionals or agencies as required.
  • Be responsible for the admission, assessments and preparation of the vascular patients undergoing treatment or investigations.
  • Liaise effectively with other departments and all members of the Multidisciplinary team.

Variability of surgery of emergency/elective patients ensures that a wide range of vascular knowledge and nursing skills are continuously being updated.

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

We regularly use negative pressure dressings and larval therapy as well as simple dressings. You will be supported in developing specialist skills, including training for specialized dressings, tissue viability and wound care, including negative pressure therapy, Larval therapy, TBPI and ABPIs , Iloprost infusions. Please see job description and person specification for full details.

If you are looking for flexible working /Nurse Bankplease dont apply to this vacancy as this is separate. You will instead need to

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Current NMC Registration with NMC


  • Evidence of post registration study and training
  • Child Protection
  • Intermediate Life Support if required in clinical setting



  • Pre-registration evidence in direct nursing care


  • Clear understanding of clinical governance framework

Skills and Abilities


  • Clear understanding of contract of care

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Morriston Hospital



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