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National Organ Retrieval Service Scrub Practitioner

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time

Job Details

The post holder is expected to work closely with all disciplines to ensure the promotion of high standards for all patients requiring all aspects of per-operative care in encompassing a variety of specialties. The post holder will be required to participate in an On-call rotation for National Organ Retrieval Service (NORS). The remainder of time will be spent working within the main theatre department subject to service requirements.

Following appropriate training and experience the post holder will be expected to provide other team members and the users of the service with support, guidance and advice within the context of theatre practice and health care provision.

As the post holder gains experience they will become part of the Senior staff team to meet departmental objectives and support and develop the work of the Theatre including staff training and development.

They will also support development of clinical effectiveness

Main duties of the job

The Transplant Unit in Cardiff performs an average of 150 kidney transplants a year including a significant number of Live Donor and deceased donor transplants. It also has a successful Pancreas Transplant Programme and an expanding ABO and HLA incompatible programme.It is one of 7 designated centres responsible for the provision of the UK National Organ Retrieval Service.This post has been created to support the element of National Organ Retrieval provided by the Cardiff Transplant Unit. The post holder will participate in the on call rota for organ retrieval and they will be given training in all aspects of multi-organ abdominal retrieval and transplantation, including organ preservation, alongside regular elective operating sessions within Main Theatres, and daycase unit.We are seeking someone who has sufficeint post registration experience, with experience or interest in transplantation.We are searching for staff who share our values that:-We care about the people we serve and the people we work with-We trust one another-We respect each other-We take personal responsibility-We treat people with kindness-We act with integrity

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



  • Current registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council or Health Profession Council
  • Evidence of ongoing professional personal development


  • Evidence of CPD



  • Sufficient post registration experience
  • Highly developed specialist clinical skills and experience within organ transplant surgery
  • Teaching, training, supervision and assessment of junior medical staff
  • An advanced level of understanding of organ transplant surgery and organ procurement

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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