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Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This post offers an exciting opportunity to join a team of excellent team of Respiratory Nurses in Swansea Bay University Health Board

The post holder will work within the Respiratory CNS team and will provide specialist advice and coordinate the care of patients with respiratory conditions with a particular focus on Non-invasive ventilation, Oxygen therapy as well as general respiratory care .

You will be supported within this role by the wider Respiratory team to build skills, competence and knowledge prior to autonomous working

Main duties of the job

You will provide specialist care for NIV, oxygen and general respiratory in both the acute inpatient setting and community

You will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team coordinating and developing the service and work collaboratively with healthcare professionals across acute, community, primary and secondary care to provide patient centred service.

The main duties within your role would include:

To plan, evaluate treatment and care for respiratory patients using the required assessment tools, agreed pathways and clinical guidelines.

Obtaining and interpretation of blood gases (both capillary and arterial) and applying results to management of patients requiring acute NIV and guiding treatment plans

Assess patients suitability for long term oxygen therapy and prescribing within guidance as required

Supporting Senior Nurse Specialists to deliver patient specific care within their sub specialities i.e. Neuromuscular, BIPAP, oxygen and general respiratory .

To assess patients and provide specialist respiratory advice for their care

To participate in MDT working to improve patient centred care

To support Outpatient clinics and take a lead role in these when competent

To provide education and support to hospital ward staff, student nurses and the wider community teams

To participate in audit and service development projects to assess service and ensure best practice

The team currently operates a rotational model between the acute hospital site and community

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

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

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



  • RGN (Level 1) degree or working towards / equivalent experience
  • NMC registration
  • Extensive experience at Band 5 or 6 in relevant speciality i.e. acute medicine/respiratory medicine
  • Demonstration of up-to-date knowledge of current issues with respiratory speciality


  • MSc in Advanced Nursing or working toward
  • Formal qualification in relevant (respiratory) courses
  • Evidence of education and development relating to respiratory medicine



  • Ability to coordinate services and teams & Good management and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication, listening, verbal and non-verbal communication/ interpersonal skills


  • Evidence of innovative work taken with speciality
  • Evidence of developing policies and protocols

Personal Attributes


  • Patient focused
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to high quality care
  • Excellent self motivation and reflective skills

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Morriston Hospital

Heol Maes Eglwys



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