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Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Employer type
PESU, University Hospital of Wales
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
30/01/2022 23:59

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Anaesthetic Practitioner

Band 5


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.


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.


Are you a Registered Anaesthetic Practitioner, ODP/Qualified Nurse or training to be one? Do you want an exciting and interesting job working with a team of likeminded individuals who are committed to delivering high quality, safe patient care? If you are ambitious, motivated, experienced and looking for a new challenge to enhance your personal and professional development, we want to hear from you.

You will have access to our in-house practice education team, and continuous professional development both in-service and up to and including Masters level study.

We have Anaesthetic Practitioner positions based within the Protected Elective Surgical Unit (PESU) at the University Hospital of Wales and will be required to rotate into any of our theatre areas/sites as service demands dictate. Within the PESU we have two Theatre Departments covering a vast range of interesting surgical specialities like Urology, Ophthalmology, Neuro, Gynaecology, ENT, HPB, UGI, LGI, General Surgery, Vascular, OMFS and Spinal surgeries.

We operate in a thriving capital city, the fastest growing city outside of London and attract and retain excellent people. Come and see what Wales has to offer: from fabulous shopping centres and nightlife to beautiful coastlines and outdoor activities. We are ready to take the next step. Are you?

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

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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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Anna Aldridge
Tel: (029) 21-845325


Sarah Penning
Tel: (029) 21-845325



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