Main duties of the job

are:

  • To take responsibility for a patient or a defined group of patients as delegated.
  • To demonstrate an ability to undertake comprehensive holistic assessments and care of patients requiring advanced post operative care (up to Level 1plus Critical Care).
  • Continually assess the patients condition throughout the post-operative period ,anticipating any changes to the patients care that is necessary.
  • Plan and prioritise the care and needs of the patient and evaluate their response to deliver the highest standard of care.
  • Ensure continuity of care through the peri-operative period, communicating information effectively (both written and verbal) with the relevant disciplines within the theatre department and other clinical areas. 
  • Identify when the patient has met the criteria for safe transfer safely back to the source ward apart from PACU patients. The post holder is responsible for recognising and alerting the clinical team when a patient requires a higher level of support e.g. transfer to Intensive Care.
  • To facilitate discharge home of PACU patients as per guidelines. PACU patients requiring further post-operative care, to liaise with discharge co-ordinator when transfer to 
    ward/HDU is required.
  • The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

    Working for our organisation

    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.

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

    Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

    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

    Qualifications and/or Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • NMC Registred Nurse/HCPC Registered Operating Practitioner
  • Desirable criteria

  • Teaching/Mentoring/Assessing Qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Immediate Life Support
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Previous experience of working within a theatre environment
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience in a wide variety of clinical specialities within the operating department
  • Values

    Essential criteria

  • Put patients first
  • Respectfull of others
  • Act with understanding of other peoples difficulties
  • Other

    Essential criteria

  • Must be able to participate on night shift rota
  • Desirable criteria

  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Aptitude and Abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Able to consistently demonstrate high quality patient care
  • Effective communication skills
  • Able to assume delegated responsibilities within a multi-disciplinary setting whilst recognising own dexterity limitations
  • Motivated
  • To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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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

    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

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