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Recovery Practitioner - Urology Theatres

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Urology Theatres are based within a purpose-built suite comprising of a patient reception area, three operating theatres and a two-stage recovery area. The department is based in the Nottingham Urology Centre at the City Campus of NUH and has a dedicated team of staff who work permanently in this area. The team is small and friendly and we pride ourselves on the personalised care we can offer to our patients.Currently the operating hours of the unit are Monday - Friday 7am to 7:30pm but working hours are currently under review as we are working hard to reduce the current waiting times for our patients.

Main duties of the job

This is a busy unit, receiving patients on the day of their admission for surgery. The department provides surgical services for both Urology and elective Gynaecology. You will be required to admit our patients to the department, which includes the use of NerveCentre to complete the admission process. Venepuncture and ECG skills may be required during the admission process. You will be required to provide immediate post-operative recovery for our patients, including pain management, the administration of medication and provide care for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Skills such as cannulation, IV medicines, the care of epidurals and PCA infusions as well as the mentoring of students is an advantage and will be required as part of your role. You will also be required to manage the discharge of our patients both to the wards and also directly home from the department, arranging district nurse referrals and outpatient appointments.

About us

The Recovery Practitioner role is varied, managing post-operative patient care for a wide range of patient groups and you will need to demonstrate the ability to manage acutely ill patients, including the management of PCA and epidurals. Previous recovery or critical care experience is desirable but not essential since a comprehensive induction package will be available to support the successful candidate.

The Recovery Practitioners also admit patients arriving in the department on the day of surgery and also complete the discharge of some patients from the department post-surgery. Admission / discharge experience as well as experience of Nervecentre and MedwayPAS would be an advantage.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

To deliver high quality holistic care to patients

To facilitate efficient and effective care and communication between the team

To actively contribute to developing the professional practice of the Clinical Support Division

Please note that due to ongoing service developments the post holder may be required cross site at our other Theatre Complex based at the QMC Campus.

Person Specification



  • Current registration with NMC/HCPC


  • Evidence of ongoing CPD
  • Diploma or degree in health / nursing related Studies



  • Experinece of delivering care in an Acute setting


  • Experience of delivering care in a Recovery setting



  • Demonstates appropriate use of a variety of comunication skills including verbal and non - verbal.


  • Completion of Mentor Preparation/ NMC Supervisors course

Commincation and relationship skills


  • Physically able to perform the full range of theatre/recovery duties(2


  • Demonstration of team working and ability to work within a team

planning and organisation skills


  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations


  • Demonstrate effective time management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


City Campus, NUH



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