Registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner Scrub ENT Theatres

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£27,461 to £33,428 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for highly motivated Registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioners to join our expanding Scrub Team.

The theatre department provides a 7 day 24 hour service, with the requirement to work weekends, nights and to support all theatre departments within ABUHB.

Newly appointed candidates will undertake a comprehensive training programme supported by our designated theatre Practice Educator.

Main duties of the job

  • Successfully complete a locally approved orientation programme.
  • To support a clinical environment that is patient and public focused.
  • To assist in developing an environment which supports the value of nursing care within the theatre directorate.
  • To take responsibility for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of a defined group of patients as appropriate.
  • To liaise and communicate with members of the multidisciplinary team in the planning and delivery of patient care.
  • To be aware of and demonstrate practice based on current advances in nursing.
  • To participate in the formal monitoring of standards.
  • To act as an advocate for patients and their significant others.
  • Responsible for accurate records/standards for documentation, including IT, data collection and input.
  • To manage patients with complex needs and act as a resource for junior staff with these patients.
  • Responsible for the care of children and relatives when in the department.
  • Responsible for signing and agreeing accurate patient care records.
  • Responsible for leading junior/new members of staff.
  • Dealing with aggressive staff, patients and relatives.
  • Conduct personal reviews for junior members of staff.
  • Communicating with external companies/ suppliers on the use of their products.
  • Responsible for the ordering of specialist equipment.
  • Signing of requisitions and communicating the delivery of specialist equipment.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your speciality or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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

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

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (RN) holding current registration with NMC or Operating Department Practitioner registered with HCPC


  • Degree level qualification



  • Good liaison, negotiating, persuasive, motivational, empathic skills.
  • Adaptable and flexible to the needs of the service
  • IT literacy
  • Able to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate individualised and evidence -based care


  • Appreciation of audit and research methodologies
  • Able to demonstrate a problem solving approach

Personal Attributes


  • Good Organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills. This will include providing and receiving complex, sensitive or contentious information.
  • Resilience and desire to continuously improve service provision.


  • Welsh speaking



  • Knowledge of the role of the Anaesthetic and Theatre practitioner in a theatre environment


  • Informed consent guidelines
  • Surgical safety procedures and guidelines NATSSIPS/LOCSSIPS



  • Anaesthetic experience as a qualified or student practitioner


  • Previous experience working in a theatre environment



  • Ability to travel within a geographical area to meet the requirements of the post

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

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board




NP44 8YN

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