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Clinical Lead - Recovery

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Would you like the opportunity to expand your skills, and be part of evolving and developing services?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Recovery Clinical lead to join our team of practitioners at Colchester Hospital. This is a shared post with the current Recovery Clinical Lead, in the expansion of an additional 8 recovery beds in the New Elective Orthopaedic Centre.

You will deliver outstanding leadership and expertise in the clinical environment and providing expert clinical leadership to a specialty team. Taking responsibility for Clinical/Operational leadership and the care and management of patients.

You will have advanced Skills and knowledge in the management and 24hr delivery of the following specialties: Trauma and Orthopaedics, General/Emergency Surgery, Anaesthetics, Urology, Ophthalmology, Ear Nose and Throat, Spinal, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Post-Operative Recovery.

You will be supported by the Matron for Theatres and Anaesthetics, Clinical Educator and the Clinical Leads for the other theatres.

Do you possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work confidently and collaboratively across professional boundaries? Are you keen and motivated to develop services? Do you have excellent leadership qualities with a passion about caring for patients? If so then we look forward to your application

Main duties of the job

Candidates MUST be able to demonstrate:
  • Effective leadership, organisational, communication, negotiation and management skills whilst ensuring a safe patient experience
  • How they achieve the delivery of a safe, cost effective clinical care service
  • Their involvement in reporting incidents, the development and implementation of action plans and provide evidence of shared learning
  • Their experience in service development and change management that have had a positive impact on the patient's journey is a key requisite for this role
  • Their knowledge of the procurement service and the preparation/management of specialist complex medical and surgical equipment.
  • Act as a resource to empower theatre team leaders and their staff to maintain high standards of patient care, ensuring a safe, efficient environment for all patients undergoing surgery.
  • Applicants must be registered with the NMC or HCPC must have experience within the Theatre/Recovery or Critical Care environment.

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.

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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 1st Level / Registered ODP
  • Recognised management / Leadership qualification
  • D32/33 or equivalent or willing to undertake.
  • Evidence of Staff management experience and relevant study


  • Degree or working toward
  • Health Care Management qualification
  • Advanced practitioner award
  • Adult Acute Care course /or equivalent Level 7 or willing to undertake.



  • Minimum 2 year Snr Recovery Practitioner level within peri-operative speciality
  • Proven knowledge of suite/team management.
  • Experience of acting within a lead role in MDT and working across boundaries
  • Experience in change management
  • Participation in recruitment and retention
  • Experience of leading teams at unit level.
  • Team Development & change management experience
  • Teaching & Training experience


  • Change management qualification.
  • Project management / Evidence of managing Change

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchster Hospital

Turner Road



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