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0320 - Theatre Recovery Practitioner

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic staff nurse to join our post anaesthetic team in our Post Anaesthetic Care Unit

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

Our PACU currently serves 8 theatres and also serves as an area for extended recovery of patients awaiting transfer to our critical care area.

You will be part of a department that is currently reviewing all areas of practice as part of an overall improvement initiative.

We can offer you flexible working, clinical supervision, commitment to your professional development and your personal wellbeing.

The Post Anaesthetic Care Unit comprises of 8 bays and enhances the quality of care provided within the Theatre environment. We also have a dedicated and forward thinking team of clinical educators supporting and training our workforce as well as close links with the local universities.

Main duties of the job

As a Registered Nurse you will be responsible for supporting your departmental team in ensuring that our service users needs are met through the delivery of high-quality care. As a centre of excellence, you will offer a person-centred approach to their independence and well-being.

You will display pride in your work and your workplace.

Maintain a high standard of clinical work when carrying out nursing procedures.

Responsible for the safe custody of medication, including checking and administration.

Ensure compliance with our clinical governance framework, you will motivate colleagues, champion service user safety and dignity and drive continuous improvement.

Assist the senior nursing team in diriving forward quality improvements within the PACU suite

Develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence based nursing care, following PREP/CPD requirements.

Participate in the monitoring and maintenance of standards in accordance with the Clinic policies and procedures, as well as maintain custody and checking of controlled drugs daily.

Communicate effectively and responsibly at all times with colleagues within the multi-disciplinary setting.

Maintain accurate and legible written and electronic records of care, ensuring that the safety, privacy and dignity of the patient is maintained at all times.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Understanding of the need for confidentiality
  • Awareness of health and safety requirements



  • First level registered nurse
  • Registered ODP


  • IVI and bolus qualification
  • Mentoring and assessing qualification
  • Recent professional/corporate training



  • Previous recovery experience


  • Experience of post anaesthetic care nursing

Personal Attributes


  • Team worker
  • Assertive
  • Professional awareness
  • Enthusiastic/reliable
  • Flexible
  • Keen to develop skills and knowledge in post anaesthetic care
  • Physical and manual dexterity

Value Based Questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • In around 100 words please describe what compassion means to you.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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