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Day Surgery Practitioner Registered Nurse

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit highly motivated nurses/ODPs who are passionate about the care of patients to join our recovery team in Ipswich hospital. The role will be working in both the existing recovery unit, the new theatre recovery suite and our brand new Post-Operative Care Unit (POCU).

This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly team who are motivated in promoting the delivery of patient-centred, clinically effective and dynamic service to our patients.

Do you possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work confidently and collaboratively across professional boundaries? Are you keen and motivated to learn? If so, then your skills are invaluable to us and we would like to hear from you

Main duties of the job

In this post you will deliver excellent and individualised care to our patients, and you will be fully supported to achieve this through our comprehensive educational strategy.

Depending on your level of experience, you will develop your competence and confidence through a program of supervised practice, Post-Operative and Recovery specific competencies and a series of development days.

You will work within a Clinical Specialist team and contribute to activities and projects with a goal of professional and practice development. POCU is a new, developing service within the Trust and we are fully committed to offering the appropriate support, guidance and training of our staff to offer our patients the extended care they need post surgery. There are a number of development opportunities such as the Degree top-up, Anaesthetic course and ALS/ILS/PILS.

In this role you will be expected to undertake internal rotation of shifts.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you. Find out about living and working here

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner
  • Basic Life Support course
  • Willing to work towards achievement of Recovery/Post-Operative Care qualification


  • Mentorship module or willing to work towards achievement
  • Recognising deteriorating patient course
  • ILS
  • PILS
  • Transfer Training



  • Current experience of working in an acute hospital setting.(inclusive of pre-registration training)
  • Evidence of current/continuing professional development


  • Insight into Post-operative Care and Recovery environment
  • Previous critical care experience



  • Knowledge of research
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current issues in health care and nursing
  • Evidence of competent acute care clinical skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of clinical audit


  • Ability to teach and support staff and pre-registration students

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital



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