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Operating Department Practitioner

Job Reference: 050-PST123-1018-A

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Theatres - Anaesthetics
Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhuddlan Road, Bodelwyddan
£23,023 to £29,608 per annum

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site

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Looking for a challenging and rewarding role? Want a job where no two days are the same?

We need highly motivated and suitably qualified ODPs to fill available positions in Anaesthetics.

Ysbyty Glan Clwyd is a busy hospital located in the beautiful county of Denbighshire, with immediate access to the main route in and out of North Wales (A55) providing excellent links to the Snowdonia National Park and the Llyn Peninsula.

It has a brand new, fully refurbished, and modern Theatre Suite comprising of 12 operating theatres covering a variety of surgical specialties including Colo-rectal (including laparoscopic surgery), major Head & Neck (ENT & Max Fax) Urology, Gynae, Obstetric, Vascular, Orthopaedic (trauma & elective), Breast and Emergency surgery. Further to this the centralisation of Vascular Surgery will be placed at Glan Clwyd this year.

All new starters will be supported via the preceptorship programme that is available within the department and all practitioners are encouraged to participate in the training and development of students and also to enable their own personal development.

The post holder is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based patient care. Clinical expertise is utilised during all phases of the peri-operative period. Skilled assistance is provided in the anaesthetic, surgical and the post operative care of the patient. These skills are also employed in other satellite areas e.g. A&E Resus, X-Ray, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, MRI, ECT and any ward requiring anaesthetic intervention, providing complete 24hr emergency cover for which the post-holder carries a bleep.

The post holder will work collaboratively and co-operatively with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, meeting the needs of the patient whilst under no direct supervision. Assist in the management and organisation of clinical and satellite areas, implementing improvements to working practices as identified by audit/clinical trials. Participate in the education and development of other staff members.

The post holder will have the opportunity and will be encouraged and supported to utilise their clinical skills during the anaesthetic, surgical (scrub and circulating duties) and post anaesthetic care phases of the peri-operative period.


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


Closing date: 24/1/19

For further details / informal visits contact:

Phil Jones, Anaesthetic Team Leader
Tel: 01745 583910 Ext 7925

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Non EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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