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Recovery Nurse Band 5

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Gobowen, Oswestry
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa pr
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
Job summary

The NHS is the biggest employer in Europe. It's a world-renowned institution and an exciting place to work, full of challenges and opportunities.

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) is one of the leading specialist orthopaedic hospitals in the country, with some of the highest levels of staff and patient satisfaction, as well as a strong reputation for innovation. We work together as a team of over 1,600 expert members of staff to make a difference for our patients and their families.

Who we're looking for...

The Theatre Unit at RJAH comprises of 12 Theatres; 10 are located in the main theatre unit and 2 in our 'Menzies' unit, alongside a Recovery unit, a HDU and an on-site TSSU. We cover a wide spectrum of primarily elective Orthopaedic surgery including, but not exclusively, Revision & Primary Arthroplasty, Upper limb, Lower Limb, Sports Injuries, Spines, Tumour and Paediatrics.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for dedicated Adult or Children's Nurse/ ODP to join our team. The successful applicant will work alongside all members of the Theatre team and will be responsible for the delivery of safe, high quality evidence - based care within their allocated area, ensuring all resources within that area are safe and fit for purpose and ensuring the highest quality patient care standards. On a daily basis you will use your clinical knowledge to make decisions about patients in your care and your communication skills to communicate with all members of the multi-disciplinary team regarding aspects of the patient pathway.

The successful candidate must be a registered Adult or Children's Nurse or ODP with the relevant NMC/HCPC registration. Both The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, motivated, flexible, pro-active and committed to continuing CPD with a willingness to learn new skills. A recognised teaching / assessing qualification is desirable although not essential.

Our aim is to aspire to deliver world class patient care, and we want talented, dedicated and passionate people to help us achieve this.

Our continued success is accomplished through the skills and expertise of our staff, which is underpinned by our values: Friendly, Caring, Excellence, Professional and Respect.

Informal enquiries are encouraged. Please Contact Recovery Manager Claire Heathfield on ext 4121 or email

About us

Our aim is to aspire to deliver world class patient care, and we want talented, dedicated and passionate people to help us achieve this.

Our continued success is accomplished through the skills and expertise of our staff, which is underpinned by our values: Friendly, Caring, Excellence, Professional and Respect. If your values align to ours, and you would like to join us in aspiring to deliver world class patient care, we would love to hear from you.

Joining RJAH is more than just a job - we want our people to have the best opportunities to thrive in their role.

Whether you're starting out in your career, or have a wealth of experience - we're always looking to recruit outstanding individuals in a range of clinical areas, as well as support and administrative roles.

We have a range of fantastic staff benefits on offer to everyone who joins RJAH and you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding professional development opportunities.

RJAH has strong links with a range of universities including Staffordshire, Keele, Glyndwr, Chester and Birmingham.

Shropshire is also one of the most attractive parts of the country, with a rich historic culture and excellent transport links. The hospital is located on a site outside Oswestry, just off the A5. The nearest train station is in Gobowen, approximately two miles from the hospital. The station is part of the Chester to Birmingham line.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Coordinating as and when required in the absence of a senior practitioner the highly specialist area of the recovery unit without supervision for a span of duty, which will involve being responsible for the smooth running of the recovery unit -using all forms of knowledge, skills and experience required to be able to undertake the duties competently.
  • Demonstrating a high level of communication and inter-personal skills, promoting and maintaining effective liaison throughout the Unit and with the wider multidisciplinary This includes recognising potential issues and ensuring any changes or issues are communicated to theatres, anaesthetic staff and wards as necessary.
  • Support the theatre and ODP coordinator in the effective and efficient management of the Communicating with the wards any changes of lists and when pre-medications are due.
  • Communicating to anaesthetic/theatre staff any medical problems with patients prior to coming to the operating theatre.
  • To organise the multidisciplinary staff allocated to his/her control on a daily basis and in the absence of the line manager take responsibility for the day to day supervision and co-ordination of staff within the Recovery department.
  • Ensure the Health and Safety of all staff, patients and visitors, reporting all incidents/accidents/near misses to the coordinator or Document and monitor the safe use of equipment and economic use of supplies.
  • To maintain an understanding of and adhere to all Trust and Unit policies and procedures and ensure attendance of mandatory annual training g. Fire, Manual Handling, CPR etc.
  • To have an understanding of Risk Management, working with the Unit Manager to ensure risk assessments are relevant and
  • To have a responsibility for ensuring commitment to maintaining a high quality service to patients by continual development in practice in light of research, evidence, standards set within national service frameworks, NICE and clinical
  • Act as a link practitioner, in a given area, for the unit, maintaining a learning resource for colleagues and providing training as

  • Person Specification



    • Registered Adult or Children's Nurse / ODP


    • Recovery experience

    Skills and Competencies


    • Evidence of working within the individuals scope of practice.


    • ILS / PILS trained

    Knowledge (including specialist ortechnical knowledge required)


    • Evidence of relevant CPD or a willingness to develop.


    • Mentorship Qualification

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