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Theatre Practitioner for General Surgery UHW

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Registered Nurse/ODP

Would you like your first role to be in general surgery where you are nurtured, given the correct amount of supernumerary training and support to feel confident, an environment where you can utilise your skills and give patients the care you really want to. We are recruiting Nurses/ODP to join our exceptional general theatre team.

Scrub practitioners assist the surgical team by being one step ahead. They prepare and organise the equipment required, assist the surgeon by passing the instruments and ensure the patients safety throughout. They are required to learn the process and Anatomy and physiology of a variety of operations.

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

Main duties of the job

You will develop to be a true team player who specialises in being equally pro-active, organised and able to react to the ever changing and fast paced environment within surgery. In addition, you will benefit from:

- Integration in to the wider Operating Theatre Department and Perioperative Care Directorate which includes over 40 operating theatres. Your job role will provide an opportunity to train and work across all specialities including ENT, Gynae, Urology and General Surgery.

- Dedicated Theatre Practice Education Team guidance providing support with formal education and learning.

- Regular training and audit days with opportunities for continuing professional development.

- Employment within the largest and most specialist hospital within Wales and one of the UKs leading ophthalmic centres.

-UHW is known to be caring, excellent and inclusive and we expect all applicants for our posts to commit to upholding these values.

Do you want an exciting and interesting job 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 new challenge to enhance your personal and professional development, we want to hear from you.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis 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 isCaring 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
  • Commitment to undertake an appropriate course of study


  • Teaching / coaching qualification



  • Recent relevant experience



  • 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
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work unsupervised following a period of training



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


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

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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