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Interface Asthma Specialist Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 7
Part Time

Job Details

This is a fixed term/secondment vacancy until 30/06/2026 to meet the needs of the service

If you are a Hywel Dda University Health Board employee and are applying for this post as a secondment, agreement for the secondment is needed from your current manager prior to application.

We are looking for an enthusiastic nurse with evidence of working in respiratory care. They will be part of a team that supports primary care in relation to Asthma care. This post is for a two year fixed term and 22.5 hours a week.

The post holder will support practice nurses in a way that is appropriate for each individual practice. In secondary care they will support the severe asthma service.

Support for primary care will be lead by the use of the All Wales guidelines.

The post holder will also attend the all Wales asthma MDT presenting patients if necessary and will initiate biologic therapy on those patients who are deemed appropriate.

Patients who are identified in primary care who are deemed as potential biologic candidates will be discussed with the severe asthma lead and investigations initiated prior to review in clinic.

Across the interface they will support innovations in respiratory research.The post holder is required to ensure good links between primary, community and secondary care services are upheld to support the asthma patient's journey through their care pathway.

Main duties of the job

Hywel Dda University Health Board are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic nurse to join the Interface Asthma Nursing Team. The Interface Asthma Nurse Specialist role will be working with primary care and linking to the Difficult Asthma Clinic.

The successful applicant will be expected to : -

Lead and promote integration of asthma care between primary and secondary care using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan implement and evaluate.

Undertake detailed assessment of patients with Asthma, interpretation of appropriate investigations and the formation of a plan of care.

Review registers for people with asthma and ensure accurate diagnosis.

Provide appropriate follow-up and referral to other members of the Multi-disciplinary Team.

To perform a range of diagnostic respiratory investigations, including peak flow measurements, FENO, spirometry and airway reversibility studies.

Practice at an advanced level with autonomous clinical decision making, advanced clinical skills, assessment and exercising independent or delegated prescribing rights where local and national legislation and competency exists.

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

Interviews will be held on 11/06/2024.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (six of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse Part 1 NMC register
  • Holder of a degree or equivalent qualification or relevant experience
  • Recognised advanced level respiratory course to Masters level
  • Non-medical prescriber
  • Expert knowledge in the field of respiratory care and demonstrable practice, in particular Asthma


  • ARTP accredited Spirometry certificate
  • Advanced Inhaler Technique training
  • Teaching qualification
  • Published work
  • Involvement in change management
  • Good Clinical Practice Certificate for research



  • Relevant post registration experience including experience in respiratory care
  • Use of FENO testing as part of the patient assessment


  • Primary and secondary care experience
  • Experience of undertaking audits, writing reports and presenting to groups of health and social care professionals

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Community (base to be confirmed)


SA31 3BB

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