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​​Band 5 Recovery Nurse - Theatres

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for dynamic, highly motivated applicants to work in Recovery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. We cover many specialities including Trauma & Orthopaedics, Interventional Radiology, Thoracic, Liver, Neuro, Plastics, Burns, Hands, General, Urology, Renal, Maxillofacial, ENT, Day case surgery and Emergency.

Our team have told us what they need and we've listened. If you are looking for hours to fit around your family, we can tailor our offering to you. We would adapt our rosters to secure your talent. All we ask for is that you provide the very best care to our patients and work with our teams to ensure patient safety and compliance.

You will be required to cover a range of shifts, which will include weekends, bank holidays, days, nights and on-calls duty.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

The Recovery department is an exciting place to work it's full of challenges, varying workloads, development opportunities and delivers great job satisfaction within a supportive and enjoyable environment. All we ask for is that you provide the very best care to our patients and work with our teams to ensure patient quality and safe care is delivered.

Our Trust has excellent opportunities for a Band 5 Recovery Practitioner to develop, enhance, consolidate and excel their Recovery Skills.

All applicants must demonstrate within their application a strong commitment to teaching and desire to develop and progress your career within the Recovery Department.

All applicants will be required to work a range of shifts including days, nights, bank holidays, weekends, on-calls and rotate between the three recovery areas to meet service demands and obtain effective and desirable nursing skills.

As part of our vision, we are looking for talented and passionate practitioners who share our beliefs and want to grow with our organisation.

For further information on these exciting opportunities then please contact Cassandra Melong on email:

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Adult Nurse on the NMC Register
  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC



  • *Previous / recent experience or working in an acute secondary NHS care setting (can include student placements within the last 12 months )
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/ competence
  • *Experience of working on own and in a team in a health care environment delegating to others within a team / providing supervision to others
  • *Willingness to become a practice supervisor / assessor to or meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • *Understanding and knowledge of the NMC code of conduct
  • *Understanding of preceptorship and work based learning and assimilation of skills and knowledge
  • *Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • *Understanding / experience of the principles of safeguarding and Mental Capacity
  • *Awareness of health and safety issues

Additional Criteria


  • *Professional appearance
  • *Displays genuine interest in the post applied for and can articulate this when questioned
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Ability to communicate articulately others
  • *Caring and approachable
  • *Punctual
  • *Reliable
  • *Ability to work a varied shift pattern including nights / weekends unsocial hours where required
  • *The applicant can describe why the Trust may deploy him /her to a different practice setting for a span of duty

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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