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Recovery Practitioner - GUH

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Exciting opportunities has arisen for a Band 5 registered nurse/operating department practitioner (ODP) to join our busy Recovery Room, Main theatre at the new Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and flexible staff to join the team in the efficient management of the post anaesthetic patient.

The candidates must possess excellent communication and organisational skills with an ability to prioritise workloads, and also be a team player.

The candidate must have a great work ethic and competent in the safe management of post-operative care.

Experience is desirable, but not essential.

We can offer you a friendly, supportive environment and are committed to professional development.

The department does take into consideration flexible working patterns however this has to be done in line with the organisation's policy on balancing work and personal life.

The ideal candidate will be expected to demonstrate commitment to their own personal development and show keen interest in line with the clinical futures strategy of this Health Board.

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

Education/ Qualifications/Training


  • NMC/HCPC registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner
  • Relevant degree or Diploma


  • Post registration course and evidence of Continual Professional Development



  • Registered nurse/ODP consolidated training


  • Theatre training Surgical ward experience



  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Efficient knowledge& use of medical infusion devices, equipment and materials.
  • Ability to impart own knowledge to others.
  • IT literacy
  • All mandatory training complete.


  • Post anaesthetic care skills
  • ILS/PILS trained
  • I.V medications competent.
  • Can show knowledge of care of the perioperative patient
  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Evidence of ongoing professional and clinical development at expert practitioner level.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of ABUHB policy and procedures.


  • An understanding of 1000 lives
  • 5 steps to safer surgery
  • Shows expansion of basic post- qualification knowledge.

Personal Attributes


  • Excellent communication skills. This will include providing and receiving complex, sensitive or contentious information.
  • Willingness to extend practice in post
  • Anaesthetic/recovery care
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Patient and public focused
  • Good written skills


  • Willingness to develop autonomous practice
  • Demonstrate loyalty and synergy with the senior theatre team.
  • Prepared to act as a patient advocate in communication with other Health Professionals



  • Ability to travel within a geographical area in a timely manner to meet the requirements of the post

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


The Grange University Hospital

Caerleon Road


NP44 8YN

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