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Main area
Anaesthetics, Theatres
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent: You may be required to work late shifts, nights and weekends and take part in an on-call rota. You may also be required to work your contracted hours across 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays.
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
001-AHP104-0522
Employer
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
University Hospital of Wales
Town
Cardiff
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 pro rata per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
29/05/2022 23:59

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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board logo

Anaesthetic Practitioner

Band 5

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 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, 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 “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, 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.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

The post holder is expected to work closely with all disciplines to ensure the promotion of high standards for all patients requiring all aspects of perioperative care, following appropriate training encompassing a variety of specialities.

The post holder is expected to carry out all relevant forms of care with direct supervision and will be expected to demonstrate procedures and supervise unqualified staff.

You may be required to work late shifts, nights and weekends and take part in an on-call rota.  You may also be required to work your contracted hours across 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays.

Main duties of the job

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate care within his/her sphere of responsibility, having regard for the differing needs of sedation, anaesthesia, endoscopy, surgery and recovery

To liaise with other health care team members within the Perioperative Services Directorate in accordance with patient requirements and needs, ensuring confidentiality of patient

UHW staff are required to work late shifts, nights and weekends. UHL and cardiac staff in UHW are required to take part in an on-call rota to cover nights and weekends 7 days a week including Bank Staff are required to work across sites as and when required.

To act as Link Practitioner to designated ward/department areas, discussing comments, suggestions and

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

Working for our organisation

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

English - You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Cymraeg - Cewch hyd i Ddisgrifiad Swydd llawn a Manyleb y Person wedi’u hatodi o fewn y dogfennau ategol

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • NMC or HPC registration
  • RGN or ODP qualification
  • Advanced Life Support Qualification from Resuscitation Council UK
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching / coaching qualification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Extensive expanded clinical anaesthetic skills: e.g. one lung ventilation, paediatric anaesthesia; blood gasses processing, awake fibre optic intubation, apnoeic anaesthesia, Rotational Thromboelastometry and satellite blood fridge usage.
  • Provide anaesthetic support for external to theatre department areas: e.g. Satellite services. Working in Embolisation (Neuro and Vascular); MRI, Cardiac Catheterisation Lab, A&E, Cardioversion list, SKY paediatric oncology list, Velindre Cancer Centre.
  • Recent relevant senior experience and participation in of cardiac arrest calls, resuscitation calls, A&E resus calls and team/MERIT calls
Desirable criteria
  • Optiflow (high flow nasal oxygenation)

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Efficient use of equipment and materials
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching skills

Special Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of current professional issues
  • Knowledge and understanding of current guidance and adaptations to the department
Desirable criteria
  • Participate in clinical audit

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Innovative with a flexible and adaptable approach to change
  • Able to work as part of a team

Other

Essential criteria
  • Flexible working hours – days, nights evenings and weekends
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner
  • Participate in internal rotation
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Annabel Green
Job title
Workforce Programme Manager
Email address
Annabel.green@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02921 847035
Additional information

Bethan Ockwell

Anaesthetic Clinical Leader

Bethan.ockwell@wales.nhs.uk

Tel: 02921 746042

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