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Recovery Practitioners, Short Stay Surgery Ground Floor Theatres

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like your first role to be somewhere 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 theatre team.

The Short Stay Surgery Unit ground floor Theatres cares for patients requiring Gynae, Ophthalmology, GI, Urology, and Robotic Surgery

Recovery Practitioners are experts in post anaesthetic care, delivering specialised care to patients. They have a depth of knowledge related to pain and airway management and transition those patients from the acute theatre setting to the ward or escalate to critical care.

Our team are renowned as highly skilled and a vital part of the wider Perioperative Care Directorate. Through joining us you will be offered unrivalled training and professional support within a hardworking and dedicated environment. Successful integration in to the team will provide you with an opportunity to make an unparalleled impact on the lives of our patients as we deliver the post-covid recovery plans for surgery in a Covid safe surgical setting.

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 Ophthalmology, ENT, Gynae, Urology and General Surgery.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh 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

NMC registration


  • NMC or HPC registration
  • RGN or ODP qualification


  • Teaching / coaching qualification

student streamlining


  • Eligible for SSPN



  • 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 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


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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