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Triage Nurse - Minor Injuries

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Our Consultant nurse led Minor Injury Unit is looking for an enthusiastic nurse who is experienced in triage. Successful applicants must hold a valid Manchester Triage Certificate. This post would also suit those emergency nurses who would like the future opportunity to develop into an emergency nurse practitioner (ENP). Many of our experienced triage nurses follow this pathway.

Our team consists of a matron, consultant nurses, emergency nurse practitioners, trainee emergency nurse practitioners, physiotherapists, triage nurses, health care support workers, receptionists, plus ancillary staff and radiology colleagues who are an extended part of our team. Our service caters for patients with a range of minor injuries, patients who attend who do not meet the unit's scope of practice are redirected to major emergency departments, their General Practitioner or other primary care services.

Main duties of the job

The role requires: triage assessment and prioritising care, redirecting patients to more appropriate services and supporting critically ill or injured patients awaiting emergency transfers. The applicant will be expected to: provide medicines under patient group directions, apply and remove casts and splints, manage wounds including suturing, record ECGs, cannulation and phlebotomy and performing point of care testing.

Applicants should have significant emergency nursing experience in a major emergency department or minor injury setting and be qualified in using the Manchester Triage model.

Applicants must be prepared to work flexibly to ensure that the service is operational form 07:30-24:00 hours.

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 that our 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 Adult or Child with active NMC Registration
  • Valid Immediate Life Support Certificate
  • Manchester Triage Certificate
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Advanced Life Support Certificate
  • Paediatric Advanced Life Support Certificate
  • Improving Quality Together Bronze



  • Knowledge of safeguarding adults and children including the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Awareness of Health Board Policies, Procedures and Guidelines


  • Awareness of clinical governance and topical issues in health and social care
  • Knowledge and application of research process



  • Post registration experience in Emergency Department or Minor Injury Setting
  • Experience in using the Manchester Triage Model
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care
  • Basic IT skills


  • Preceptorship and/or mentorship skills
  • Competent at splinting, including the application of plaster of paris
  • Competent at administering medicines under PGD
  • Competence of requesting limb x-rays
  • Competence in venepuncture and cannulation

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Minor Injury Unit, Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Baglan Way

Port Talbot

SA12 7BX

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