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Job overview

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 posts 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 rota.

Participate in Resuscitation / Trauma Team.

Main duties of the job

We require an experienced Theatre Practitioner to join our friendly and enthusiastic team. We are interested in hearing from Registered Theatre Practitioners with NMC or HCPC registration and with experience in the scrub side of the peri-operative practice who also has current clinical experience in ENT surgeries and gynaecology.

The successful candidate must have proven scrub skills ensuring that high quality, evidence based and safe patient care is delivered at all times. An excellent communicator and team worker, you must be flexible, motivated and committed to high standards of patient care. You must provide evidence of professional development and be committed to promoting learning within your area of Practise.

An On-call commitment is essential to this post.

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 17/06/2022.

Working for our organisation

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 11,000 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;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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

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.

Person specification

Qualifications & Knowledge

Essential criteria

  • RGN Level 1 or Registered Operating Departmental Practitioner
  • Specific clincial 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 the next 2 years
  • Willing to undertake other training essential to role
  • Desirable criteria

  • BSc (in health related subject)/ willing to work toward
  • Certificate/diploma in ENT or Obstetric & Gynaecology nursing
  • Teaching and Assessing Module
  • Clincial Supervision Module
  • Recognised Critical Care Course/module
  • Management/ leadership programme
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Post registration experience including scrub role experience in relevant clinical field (ENT and/or Obstetric & Gynaecology Theatre)
  • Multi skilled competencies within the operating department
  • Language Skills

    Desirable criteria

  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)
  • Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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