Theatre Practitioner in CHfW Theatres

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
CHfW scrub practitioner:

The scrub practitioner will prepare all the necessary instruments and equipment for surgery, including microscopes, lasers and endoscopes, providing the correct surgical instruments and materials to the surgeon. Be responsible for all surgical instruments, equipment and swabs during the operation and act as a link between the surgical team and other members of the perioperative team. This role can be undertaken by an NMC registered nurse or HCPC registered ODP.

Main duties of the job

Do you want an exciting and interesting career working with a team of like-minded individuals who are committed to delivering high quality, safe patient care? If you are ambitious, motivated and looking for a challenge to enhance your personal and professional development, then this is the area for you. We welcome and encourage applications from experienced or newly registered Nurses in both General and Paediatric areas and ODPs

As a member of the Theatres scrub team you will be offered unrivalled training, professional support within a supportive team. Our staff are so important so, with support from day one, you'll have everything you need to start impacting and changing the lives of others, and your own.

You will be constantly supported by the Theatre Practice Education team, who will help with your continuous professional development both departmentally and up to and including Masters level study. You will get bespoke induction training, including a supernumerary rotation programme. You will be based at the University Hospital of Wales and will be able to rotate into any of our Theatre areas/sites, as service demands dictate.

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



  • Recent relevant experience



  • NMC or HPC registration
  • RGN or ODP qualification


  • Teaching / coaching qualification



  • Efficient use of equipment and materials


  • Teaching skills

Special knowledge


  • Knowledge of current professional issues


  • Participate in clinical audit

Personal Qualities


  • Innovative with a flexible and adaptable approach to change to meet the needs of the service
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to work unsupervised following a period of training



  • Flexible approach to working hours - days, nights evenings, weekends & bank holidays
  • Requirement to work across sites as and when required


  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Children's Hospital for Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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