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Theatre Nurse Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Various sites throughout the Health Board
Various sites throughout the Health Board
£27,055 - £32,934 per annum
Salary period
23/10/2022 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process


Job overview

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) Theatre Department are seeking to employ Band 5 Theatre Practitioners to join our friendly theatre teams in the areas of Anaesthetics, Scrub and Recovery.

We currently have four hospitals providing theatre services in Cwmbran (Grange University Hospital), Newport (Royal Gwent Hospital), Abergavenny (Nevill Hall Hospital) and Ystrad Mynach (Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr).  We have 24 hour emergency and trauma services plus major elective sessions at our newest hospital in the Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran which opened in November 2020 and at our other hospitals offer elective services in the specialties of Colorectal, Upper GI, Gynaecology, ENT, Max Fax, Orthopaedic and Urology Surgery.  We are a supportive, friendly department which is strongly centered on team work and patient care. 

So if you are a dynamic and enthusiastic team player with excellent communication skills who would like to work in our friendly theatre department we would welcome an application from you. Informal visits can be arranged at all sites. ABUHB are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of expert, safe, quality care and our priority is to provide an exceptional experience for patients using our theatre departments. The applicant must be a Registered Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and motivated theatre practitioners to enable ABUHB to provide an efficient and high quality theatre service.  We have vacancies in all our hospitals for anaesthetic, scrub and recovery practitioners. There are opportunities for practitioners to rotate through our departments to gain experience and we also provide cross cover to other sites.  Newly appointed candidates would be able to sample all theatre services in Aneurin Bevan before deciding the area that you would prefer to specialise in and we will offer you a position in a specialty where you would be able to consolidate your experience.

The successful candidates will be given the opportunity to increase their clinical skills to be able to provide and promote high standards of patient care within our operating theatres. We have dedicated Practice Educators who will work with you to ensure that you can access training and to allow you to develop as a practitioner. We would welcome applications from newly qualified practitioners who are seeking to build a career pathway in theatre services. 

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

Working for our organisation

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 specialty 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.

Detailed job description and main 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


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (RN) holding current registration with NMC OR Operating Department Practitioner registered with HCPC
Desirable criteria
  • Degree level qualification


Essential criteria
  • Good liaison, negotiating, persuasive, motivational, empathic skills.
  • Adaptable and flexible approach to work
  • IT literacy
  • Able to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate individualised and evidence –based care
Desirable criteria
  • Appreciation of audit and research methodologies
  • Able to demonstrate a problem solving approach

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Michael Rees or Anthony Roach-Blackwell
Job title
Practice Educator
Email address
Telephone number
01633 234901