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Deputy Clinical Leader for Anaesthetics

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Anaesthetic Practitioner with exceptional leadership skills. We are seeking an enthusiastic, flexible, hardworking Anaesthetic Practitioner to support our Clinical Leader in delivering first class patient care and support the training and development of our junior workforce. If you have extensive experience of working in anaesthetics and have what it takes to lead and motivate others we want to hear from you!

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

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with proven leadership skills, be able to work as part of a team or on their own initiative and deputise for the Clinical Leader when required. The successful candidate will also be responsible for participating in all aspects of peri-operative care providing skilled clinical and technical assistance to the surgical team and will be expected to participate in an on-call rota and travel between sites.

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 isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision 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, Cardiffand 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
  • Post graduate diploma
  • Evidence of degree or practicing at that level
  • RGN or ODP qualification


  • Management Certificate



  • Significant experience as a band 5
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Experience across a variety of specialties
  • Managing a department out of hours



  • Ability to provide and receive complex sensitive information
  • Participate in clinical and care standard setting and audit
  • Teaching skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Analytical and interpretation skills in complex situations
  • Able to priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own time and that of the junior team


  • Able to demonstrate application of expanded roles/skills within clinical setting

Special knowledge


  • Knowledge of current professional issues
  • Able to demonstrate specialist knowledge of anaesthetics


  • Knowledge of information systems
  • Interest in research
  • Knowledge of NatSSIP's and standards of evidence

Personal Qualities


  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work within a team and independently without supervision
  • Assertive attitude, positive change agent
  • Pleasant disposition, caring nature and enthusiastic



  • Able to work on-calls

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital Llandough

Penlan Road


CF64 2XX

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