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COVID-19 Vacancy Community Discharge Liaison Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Community and Primary Care sservices/Home first
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Days over a 7 day service)
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Swansea Bay University Health Board
Employer type
Gorseinon Community Hub Home first team, Gorseinon Hospital
Gorseinon Swansea
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
18/08/2022 23:59

Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.    

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh.  Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.


Job overview

The service aims to deliver support for discharge to recover and assess at home over a 7 day period working in conjunction with our community multidisciplinary team and in-reaching into our  hospitals across the Health board.  

The role also involves that of a trusted assessor for our step down reablement provision by adopting a 'pull system' that identifies patients early on their recovery by working with ward based staff and flow teams.

The team are fundamental in discharge to assess for care home patients and initiate  referrals to the Virtual ward within all participating GP practices/Clusters. This role will encompass integration with wider Health Board step down pathways whilst identifying patients suitable for virtual ward input and referral.



Main duties of the job

The Home First nursing team have an opening for 2 dynamic and experienced individuals  to join our integrated community service . The team support in both community and secondary care settings to facilitate timely hospital discharges and enhance the quality and safety of the service given to individuals at home with an aim to optimise recovery and resilience.

The community Discharge Liaison Nurses are an adaptable team with a variety of functions to support and advocate the patient in the interface between services and organisations, identifying the appropriate pathway for the patient, ensuring 'what matters to them' is at the forefront of decisions in the process.

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

Working for our organisation

e 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.

Detailed job description and main 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


Essential criteria
  • Degree or relevant experience
Desirable criteria
  • Management qualification or relevent experience


Essential criteria
  • 3 year post registration working at band 5 in a clinical area
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in discharge planning processes

personal attributes

Essential criteria
  • Flexible and motivated
Desirable criteria
  • Able to motivate others in your team

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyStonewall Health ChampionsMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCore principlesStonewall Hyrwyddwr Amrywiaeth Diversity Champion

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Clare James
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Home First Matron
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