Recovery Nurse / Practitioner

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a dynamic and motivated Recovery Practitioner to join our team in Theatre Recovery at Ipswich Hospital. We have full time 37.5 hours per week available but would accept a minimum of 30 hours per week.

You will be providing clinically effective, high quality, individualised patient care, working as part of the multi-disciplinary team.

You will be encouraged to develop both your career and the service within our positive environment and well established dedicated training and development framework.

We currently run elective lists in Emergency Surgery, Urology Surgery, Breast Surgery, General Surgery, Gastroenterology, ENT, Spinal, Trauma and Orthopaedics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

To join our friendly recovery team you will need to have excellent communication skills as well as good organisational skills. You will need to be able to work autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. In addition, you will need to be flexible as staff are expected to undertake internal rotation. You will need to either be: NMC registered (RN1) or HCPC registered. Knowledge of airway management, post- operative care and pain management is desirable.

Main duties of the job

Working in our recovery team, you will be responsible for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care, for adults and emergency paediatrics. You will provide dedicated nursing intervention to ensure safe and effective post-anaesthetic and post-operative care.

You will ensure safe patient recovery through the delivery of effective post-operative critical care following surgery and anaesthesia, confirming fulfilment of Recovery room discharge criteria prior to patients return to the ward.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide clinically effective, high quality, and individualised peri-operative care within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To promote a safe and attractive working environment that encourages learning.
  • To contribute to the continuing development of pre and post-operative professional practice ensuring this practice is evidence based.
  • To support the integration of clinical governance into all aspects of patient care delivery.
  • To demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to achieve the learning outcomes of departmental programmes and competencies.

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/ODP
  • Evidence of continued professional Development Plans


  • Dip HE (or working towards)



  • Has experience of working within a team
  • Evidence of Exposure to or understanding Relevant Clinical Experience


  • Previous relevant Postoperative experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road



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