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Recovery Practitioner - Band 5

Employer
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cheltenham
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pr
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post anaesthetic care unit (Recovery) at Cheltenham General Hospital is seeking Nurses/ODPs to join their friendly and supportive team. The CGH Recovery team currently consists of 38 members of staff who operate in 3 recovery areas within Cheltenham General Hospital. Post operative specialties include Elective General Surgery, Urology, Breast, Colorectal, Upper GI, Gynae, Elective Orthopaedics and Ophthalmology.

Our busy recovery areas equate to 22 beds in total and our daily throughput of patients can range from 30-50 per day, which will increase due to our expanding theatre environment. Our department prides itself on delivering highly specialist quality care to patients of all ages.If you want to work in a dynamic and fulfilling team environment then this job is for you. We offer continual learning and you will be supported by mentors throughout your induction period.

We are currently offering full time, part time and fixed term contracts. A professional, friendly attitude and effective communication skills are keys to becoming successful in this role. If you require any further information then please contact Band 7 SODP Natasha Long (tasha.long@nhs.net) or Band 6 S/R Mini Joseph (mini.joseph4@nhs.net). We also welcome informal visits to meet our friendly team and department.

Main duties of the job

-Ability to work under pressure in an ever changing, challenging environment maintaining excellent standards of patient care whilst effectively managing time

-To assess, plan, implement, evaluate and provide high quality nursing care

-To work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

-Communicate effectively with patients, carers, relatives and all members of the multidisciplinary team

-To manage caseload of patients within defined clinical area

-Take on responsibility for personal development and support the development and supervision of others by developing and maintaining specialist knowledge pertaining to theatres

-To supervise and teach junior members of staff and learners as required, and maintain own personal development with support

-Conduct oneself in a professional manner and be a role model to less experienced/ non registered and new staff at all times

-To maintain clear, accurate and concise patient records in line with departmental and professional standards and include relevant outcome measures

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required

Registered Nurse/ODP with the Nursing and Midwifery Council/HCPC

Previous experience within theatres/recovery is desirable

Appropriate teaching/assessing qualification or willingness to undertake

Developed/Enhanced IT skills

If applying with anaesthetic skills, relevant UK recognised Anaesthetic Course required

Job purpose

To assess, plan, implement, evaluate and provide high quality nursing care.

To work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

Communicate effectively with patients, carers, relatives and all members of the multidisciplinary team

Maintain and develop high standards of care

To manage caseload of patients within defined clinical area.

Take on responsibility for personal development and support the development and supervision of others by developing and maintaining specialist knowledge pertaining to theatres.

Contribute towards the continuing development of professional practice in the clinical area

Conduct oneself in a professional manner and be a role model to less experienced/ non registered and new staff at all times

Work proactively to ensure that every patient attendance meets the patients expectations and needs with timely undertaking of procedure and effective communication with relatives, patients and carers.

To supervise and teach junior members of staff and learners as required, and maintain own personal development with support.

Although based in Cheltenham General Theatres there is potential for occasional cross-site working/cover.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • United Kingdom recognised qualification in Adult Nursing/Operating Department Practice
  • Active registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council NMC/ HCPC


Experience

Essential

  • Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment


Desirable

  • Previous experience in a relevant speciality


Knowledge / Skills

Essential

  • Team-working and decision making
  • Excellent written, presentational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of the roles within theatres and the ability to work within a challenging and changing environment
  • Demonstrates ability to use clinical reasoning skills and techniques to assess and plan care


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Cheltenham General Hospital

Cheltenham

GL53 7AN

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318-24-SUR-X12609

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