Band 5 Recovery Nurse/ ODP

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Registered Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner to join a team of experienced nurses within the Scheduled Care Division. We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Recovery team at Prince Charles Hospital.

You must be committed to delivering a high standard of patient care, have a flexible attitude to work and be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. The candidate will be expected to provide guidance to Health Care Support Workers, Student Nurses and ODP students, as well as liaising with the Theatre Multidisciplinary team.

The successful applicant will be required to cover the department during weekends and also take part in the on-call commitment, specified in the job description.

You will be joining a team of dedicated nursing staff who will provide you with all the support you will need to flourish and further develop your existing skills within the theatre recovery setting.

We have a structured team base ethos where we regularly meet and we also hold specific development days which will be underpinned with regular personal appraisals and a development plan.

You will have access to further study and opportunities to expand your role in line with service development.

Informal visits are welcome.

Main duties of the job

The recovery unit is part of our theatre department which comprises of 5 main and 2 Day Surgery operating rooms. As a dedicated recovery practitioner, you will be responsible for the post-operative airway, pain and general management for patients that have undergone both elective and emergency surgical procedures. These procedures include specialties such as general surgery, gynaecological, colo-rectal, max-fax and orthopaedics.

As part of our service, we provide an on-call rota by night (08:30-08:00) and are often involved in the immediate post operative care of HDU patients.

This post is fixed term for 9 months due to - meet the needs of the service

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three county boroughs: Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer: around 80% of our 15,000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

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



  • Evidence of registration


  • Evidence of recent study



  • Experience within a recovery department


  • Experience within an acute surgical setting

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Theatre, Prince Charles Hospital

Gurnos Estate

Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 9DT

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