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Recovery Practitioner -RN/ODP Band 5 - Plus �1500 New Starter Premium

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Grinstead
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Recovery Practitioner RN/ODP Band 5

*** �1500 New starter premium ***

The Queen Victoria Hospital Recovery team pride ourselves on being part of a supportive multidisciplinary team with a long history of excellence.

A passionate approach to patient centred care is essential to managing our patients within this acute recovery area.

The recovery area is part of a complex dynamic perioperative suite managing a number of different specialities from day case surgery, paediatric surgery, to complex airway management and major reconstructive surgery.

If you are successfully appointed to this role and complete a 6-monthprobationary period,you will be eligible for a two stage New Starter Premium of �1500 in total. You will receive �500 on receipt of your probationary paperwork from your line manager and another �1000 on the one-year anniversary of your start date.

Main duties of the job

Main duties are to offer a high standard of 1:1 care to our post operative patients during their Recovery phase. This will include adult and paediatric patients and include a range of anaesthetic procedures. Although previous experience is desirable it is not essential as a full training program will be provided.

Advanced airway management will be offered to the successful applicant to support the acute patient needs and meet individual development plans. The advanced airway programme is supported and run by our consultant Anaesthetists and will give the practitioner the knowledge and skills to remove SADs and ETTs in both paediatric and adult patients.

This post could also appeal to ODPs and Anaesthetic Nurses that want the flexibility of working in both Theatres and Recovery.

About us

A centre of excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering advanced techniques and treatments. Everything we do is informed by our passion for providing the highest quality care and the best clinical outcomes.

Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership. We are fully committed to training and development of the workforce with support for continuing education and learning.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work as part of a team to provide a safe, efficient care environment for patients, relatives and carers. They will be expected to function clinically within the Recovery Department and other associated areas as required.

They will participate in the training of junior staff and continue their own personal and professional development by working alongside the senior Recovery team.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or Registered ODP


  • Previous experience of post-operative care



  • Post registration experience in acute care setting


  • Examples of practice 1:1 patient care
  • Demonstrates Privacy and Dignity

Employer details

Employer name

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Victoria Hospital

East Grinstead

RH19 3DZ

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