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Theatre Practitioner (Scrub)

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To support the departmental lead(s) in maintaining an efficient and effective service delivering safe patient care within an environment that promotes a responsive approach to changing health care needs.

This post combines clinical practice with the leadership responsibilities of day-to-day shift coordination. You will provide supervisory management and leadership skills and be motivated towards self-development in both management and leadership studies.

You will continually support and work in conjunction with the Team Managers to ensure the effective delivery of high standards of nursing care.

You will be expected to lead on a day-to-day basis the running of specialist clinical area/ department, and when allocated will act as the daily coordinator for the department, providing supervisory management and leadership skills in an environment which is complex and pressurized.

At this level the post holder is expected to work as a skilled emergency Practitioner working autonomously to support other colleagues to co-ordinate the clinical areas and to provide specialised knowledge ensuring the maintenance and development of a skilled nursing /Practitioner workforce.

Participate in an on call and night rota, on AFC terms.Participate in Resuscitation / Trauma Team.

Main duties of the job

Assesses care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without supervision.

Delegates the delivery of care where appropriate and supervises its delivery.

Ensures that the patient's physical and psychological needs are met including their fundamental care needs.Provides specialist clinical advice within the multidisciplinary team.

Deals with complex situations that arise, analysing and making decisions in relation to patient risk and care.

Ensures the skills associated with Immediate Life Support (ILS), Paediatric Life Support (PLS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) are used effectively to organise the care and safe handling of the critically ill/ injured patient.

Alert appropriate agencies when there are any concerns regarding potential/actual risk to a patient e.g. child protection, domestic violence and protection of the vulnerable adult.Be competent in the use of specialised equipment.

Manages a specialist clinical area within the department for the duration of the shift as designated by the departmental lead, including daily coordinator, allocation of staff, organizing resources and dealing with emergency requests.

Qualified to act as a senior practitioner within the department across a minimum of 1 disciplines. Theatres: Scrub person, Anaesthetic practitioner, and Recovery practitioner.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 12,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

47 general practices (6 of which are managed practices), 45 dental practices (including 4 orthodontic), 96 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

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

Interviews will be held on 11/7/24

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • RGN Level 1 or Registered Operating Departmental Practitioner
  • Specific clinical training/education related to Theatre/recovery/anaesthetics Evidence of Continued professional development to postgraduate diploma level
  • Expanded' clinical nursing skills Willing to undertake an in house leadership development programme in next two years
  • Willing to undertake other training essential to role


  • BSc (in health related subject) / willing to work toward
  • Certificate/diploma in orthopaedic or trauma nursing
  • Teaching and Assessing Module Clinical Supervision Module Recognised Critical care Course/ Module
  • Management/ leadership Programme.



  • Post registration experience including experience in the relevant clinical field
  • Multi skilled competencies within the operating department

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Withybush General Hospital


SA61 2PZ

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