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Theatre Practitioner

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 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.

In the Short Stay Surgery Unit we care for patients requiring Gynae, Ophthalmology, GI, Urology and robotic surgery

Scrub practitioners assist the surgical team by being one step ahead. They prepare and organise the equipment required, assist the surgeon by passing the instruments and ensure the patients safety throughout. They are required to learn the process, anatomy and physiology of a variety of operations.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.

Main duties of the job

The scrub person requests that the circulating person opens the appropriate tray and then opens and hands the supplementary equipment to the scrub person maintaining sterility of the items. Before the start of the operation the scrub person checks the identity and consent form as per policy.The scrub person initiates the checking procedure, as per policy, for all items used within the sterile field.

The scrub person, at his/her discretion, can undertake as many checks as necessary during an operationThe scrub person is responsible for ensuring that the used trays and supplementary equipment are returned to the SSU in a neat and tidy condition, following the safe disposal of sharps.The scrub person will hand over the patient to the recovery practitioner as per policy.Following the operation, the scrub person is responsible for the completion of all care documentation and entering the information into the Theatre Management system.The scrub person must ensure that specimens are taken to the specimen collection point and recorded in the appropriate book.All staff will be expected to take part in the internal rotation, weekend rota and late shifts when requested.Ensure all equipment is checked prior to use and any defective equipment is removed cleaned and sent for repair as per policy.

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 17,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving over 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is Living Well, Caring Well, Working Together, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable 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



  • Registration with NMC or HPC
  • Commitment to undertake an appropriate course of study


  • Teaching / coaching qualification



  • 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 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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