Day Surgery Unit Theatre Practitioner-UHL

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£27,461 to £33,428 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder is expected to work closely with all disciplines to ensure the promotion of high standards for all patients requiring all aspects of peri-operative care, following appropriate training encompassing a variety of specialities.

The post holder is expected to carry out all relevant forms of care with direct supervision and will be expected to demonstrate procedures and supervise unqualified staff.

You may be required to work late shifts, nights and weekends and take part in an on-call rota. You may also be required to work your contracted hours across 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays.

Main duties of the job

The scrub person requests that the circulating person opens the appropriate tray and then opens and hands the supplementary equipment to the scrub person maintaining sterility of the items.Before the start of the operation the scrub person checks the identity and consent form as per policy. The scrub person would also initiates the checking procedure, as per policy, for all items used within the sterile field and would ensure that the used trays and supplementary equipment are returned to our decontamination unit following the safe disposal of sharps.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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



  • NMC or HPC registration
  • RGN or ODP qualification


  • Teaching / coaching qualification



  • Efficient use of equipment and materials


  • Teaching skills

Personal qualities


  • Innovative with a flexible and adaptable approach to change
  • Able to work unsupervised following a period of training
  • Able to work under pressure



  • Flexible working hours - days, nights evenings and weekends
  • Participate in internal rotation
  • Requirement to work across sites as and when required


  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital Llandough

Penlan Road


CF64 2XX

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