Perioperative Staff Nurse - Recovery and PACU

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa Inclusive of High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We currently have vacancies for Peri-operative Staff Nurses at Band 5 and we are seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our peri-operative team. The LNWH NHS Trust utilises innovation in peri-operative practice; as such we have a five (5) bedded Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) that runs collaboratively with our Recovery Unit. We have a tradition of excellence and our vision is simple, to provide a gold standard in peri-operative practice, and invest in you the people who deliver care.

The post holder will be a registered nurse with surgical nursing experience or Recovery experience. High dependency nursing experience and Mentorship Course would also be an advantage but not essential. To care for patients in Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit/Recovery and to support an environment that promotes excellence in nursing practice and development of high level of clinical skills in post-anaesthetic and high dependency nursing. Be a good communicator and able to work as part of a team and on their own initiative.

If you are looking to further your career or the opportunity to expand your skills then working with our amazing team at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWUHT), is the next step in your career development!

Main duties of the job

It is a rotational role between PACU and Recovery Units at Northwick Park Hospital (NPH) and Central Middlesex Hospital (CMH), part of the London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWUH). This post primarily will be focused on the immediate post anaesthetic care on adults and children that have undergone elective to complex surgery.

The post-holder will undertake an array of clinical responsibilities although it is expected that you will participate in teaching and supporting healthcare learners at the bedside. The emphasis of the post will always be to deliver the highest possible standard of quality care to patients. We continuously develop staff with in-house education and training such as tracheostomy, pain management and relevant Recovery/PACU related study days.

The post-holder will be expected to broaden their knowledge of the care of immediate post anaesthetic and post-operative patients through participation in basic trainings, courses, and other development programs.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working relationships & Communication Requirements

Establish and maintain effective communication with all disciplines of staff, developing professionalism through the Unit.Identify, discuss and report any relevant nursing/patient needs with team and patients.Work effectively as a team memberProvide support and advice to patients and relatives.Involve patients (and carers/families where appropriate) in their care and ensure accurate information and maintain good communication.Ensure good communication verbally and via formal documentation and electronic sources with all members of the nursing, multidisciplinary team, patients and families.Accept responsibility; be aware and able to locate all policies relating to good working practice within the clinical area and able to adhere to both by self and colleagues.Recognize the legal implications of nursing documentation therefore maintaining accurate records.Maintain accurate and legible records of patient care in line with Trust policies and NMCCode of Conduct.

Knowledge, Training and Education

Ensure own compliance and compliance of others with regard to mandatory training and professional development requirements.Registered Nurse with current Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) registration.Practice in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct (2002) and other appropriate NMC guidelines.Is wholly accountable for his/her own nursing practice and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve knowledge and professional competence.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR PATIENT/CLIENT CAREAbility to relate to all staff, patients, and visitors, demonstrating good listening skills and able to work effectively as part of the team.Provide a high standard of care by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care in close liaison with the multidisciplinary team.Recognize and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.Be aware of your competence and acknowledge your own boundaries asking for assistance as required.Will inform Senior colleagues when changes in circumstances occur which affect safe and competent practice.Actively participate in formal/informal teaching in the clinical area as required.To teach and support pre-registered and junior nursing staff and promote a positive learning environment.

Please refer to attached detailed JD for further details.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse


  • Teaching & Assessing qualification

Skills, Abilities and Attribut


  • oSurgical nursing skills


  • oHigh dependency/Critical

Knowledge & Experience


  • oSignificant experience in surgical nursing at Band 5.


  • oDiscuss previous nursing positions and clinical experience

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