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Senior Recovery Practitioner

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery is a major international centre for neuroscience training and research and is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Recovery Practitioner - Band 6 to work in Recovery Unit. We are seeking a person with good communication and organisational skills, willing to develop their knowledge and skills within Neurosurgery specialty and whose attitude to changing environments is positive and supportive.

This is a very busy and exciting area which offers cutting-edge healthcare our exceptional team of medical professionals have educated and stimulated their colleagues to go even further in their careers. That is why we are so inspiring to work for because we offer the chance to become the very best you can be.

Main duties of the job

In turn we will offer you the ability to advance your skills and aim to provide you with a high standard of training in the clinical area and through our practice development team and other higher education institutions. This is an opportunity to work in a Trust with UK's most advanced clinical teaching facility. The Education Centre's Learning Hospital provides opportunities for healthcare professionals at every level to learn enhance and optimise their clinical skills and medical knowledge through experiential learning. We offer a wide range of educational, research and career pathways and the chance to work in an area which is pioneering.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Person Specification

Knowledqe & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse level 1, 2, or 12
  • Registered ODP with Dip HE, NVQ3, C& G 752
  • Teaching & Assessment Level 3, ENB Cert. ed., other relevant qualification or equivalent experience
  • Recognised Post Registration course in Theatre/ Recovery/ other relevant accredited relevant clinical experience within a theatre or Surgery environment



  • RGNs Relevant clinical experience at Band 5, or recent qualification in peri operative practice
  • ODPs Relevant clinical experience post qualification

Skills & Abilities (for AfC staff these should link to the KSF dimensions for the role), e.g.


  • Demonstrate evidence of professional development for self and others
  • Demonstrate understanding of audit, research and evidence based practice
  • Ability to manage a delegated area in the absence of the person in charge
  • Demonstrate commitment to act as facilitator/preceptor

Personal Qualities


  • Able to communicate effectively verbally & written
  • Able to articulate reasons for desire to work in this clinical area.

Other requirements, including:


  • Able to articulate reasons for wanting to work in this clinical area.
  • Demonstrates understanding of budgetary management

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

Queen Square



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