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Theatre Scrub Practitioner

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
A vacancy has become available, for a highly motivated registered Nurse/ODP to join our scrub team and work within our dynamic theatre department at The Royal Gwent Hospital.Theatres at The Royal Gwent Hospital are very busy, specialities include Orthopaedics, General Surgery, ENT, Breast Surgery, Gynaecology and Urology. We are a supportive, friendly department which is strongly centred on teamwork and patient care.

Main duties of the job

Ideally, the candidate will have experience of working within the operating theatre however, full support and training will be given to any candidate who is motivated to join our team. A full orientation programme will be provided to the successful candidate. Candidates are expected to demonstrate commitment to their personal development and show a keen interest in the progression of theatre services and perioperative care.

The Royal Gwent offer an elective only service from Monday to Friday . We also support our other Health Board Sites when required, therefore the successful candidate is required to be flexible to the service.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be reliable, hardworking and work well within a team. The applicant must be a Registered Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner

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

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

Person Specification



  • RGN with NMC registration or Operating Department Practitioner with HCPC registration or candidates waiting for pin numbers



  • None as full training will be given


  • Theatre Experience

Knowledge and Skills


  • Those conducive with RGN / ODP training
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Knowledge of current issues in health care
  • Knowledge of research and its application in practice
  • Knowledge of the role of the scrub person

Personal Attributes


  • IT Skills
  • Able to perfom under pressue
  • Patient and public focused
  • Adopts a flexible approach to work and shift patterns
  • Prepared to be accountable for own practice
  • Demonstrates awareness of professional limitations
  • Willingness to show initiative and self direct learning


  • Ability to speak welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


The Royal Gwent Hospital

Cardiff Road


NP20 2UB

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