Recovery Nurse/ODP (Band 5) - Sutton

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£31,163 to £37,875 a year pa
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Royal Marsden has a world-renowned reputation for high quality cancer care and the Care Quality Commission ranks us as Outstanding. The majority of our patients are NHS but we also attract private patients from all over the world. We have seven modern theatres in Chelsea, including two robotic theatres, and two in our sister hospital in Sutton, and a well equipped recovery room. We recover a range of patients, from day surgery patients to those progressing to HDU, and from a wide range of specialties, including Sarcoma and Melanoma, Upper and Lower GI, Plastics, Head and Neck, Gynaecology, Urology and Breast. Our specialist recovery team is trusted, hard working and supportive, and we're looking for a motivated nurse or ODP who can demonstrate a real interest in high quality post-operative care to join us.

We can offer working in a learning environment, supported by an enthusiastic practice education team. There are opportunities to develop and progress.

Main duties of the job

  • To carry out duties according to statutory competencies, appropriate expanded role and maintained codes of professional conduct (NMC/HPC).
  • To manage the total nursing care of patients competently and be accountable for professional actions.
  • To be responsible for the total care of patients who require any clinical intervention in recovery.
  • To be responsible for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of needs of patients. To carry out all relevant forms of care for patients of all specialities. To maintain supervision of unregistered staff, during each spell of duty. To be able to teach other nursing /ODP staff including nurse/ ODP learners

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 3,900 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits and learning and development opportunities. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The current work patterns for staff in the Theatre Department are in the Job Description and will be discussed at interview. However, this is currently under review and the team may be moving, after consultation, to a shift pattern including extended days and weekend working and the successful applicant will be required to fulfil the revised shift pattern if implemented.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/ Registered ODP
  • C & G 752/NVQ level 3 ODP/Dip HE ODP


  • Accredited Anaesthetic course or Recovery course



  • Experience of theatres/recovery (may include training for ODPs)
  • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge Recovery , Anaesthetics and surgical procedures.
  • Knowledge of research and audit



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Able to prioritise and organise work
  • Interpersonal skills and committed to team working
  • IT skills
  • Able to manage difficult situations
  • Organised time management
  • Able to use initiative


  • Knowledge of risk and quality issues



  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Flexible
  • Able to work under pressure

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

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden



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