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Registered Nurse/Practitioner - Recovery

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
To enable us to maintain our commitment to high qualify patient focused care, we are seeking to recruit Registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioners to join our Theatre Recovery team.

We are seeking enthusiastic qualified individuals to help manage our increasing activity as well as help within theatres as scrub nurse, circulator, collector and assisting on the ward.

We are committed to providing high quality patient care in an environment which is clean & safe and an organisation which is forward thinking, innovative & supportive. In our progressive, supporting and forward thinking team you will be supported in your continual professional development.

Elective orthopaedic surgical services will transfer to our brand new state-of-the-art specialist centre for elective orthopaedics at Colchester Hospital opening this year.

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This role will provide you with opportunities to work in the EOC.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide clinically effective, high quality, individualized peri-operative patient care working within the multi-disciplinary team
  • To deliver patient care throughput the peri-operative pathway to include patient escort, anaesthetic care, scrubbing for surgical procedures, post anaesthetic recovery, ward and nurse led discharge
  • To promote a safe and attractive working environment that is conducive to learning.
  • To contribute to the continuing development of peri-operative and professional practice ensuring practice is evidence based.
  • To support the integration of clinical governance in all aspects of patient care delivery.

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



  • Has experience of working within a team
  • Evidence of Exposure to or understanding Relevant Clinical Experience


  • Previous relevant Postoperative experience



  • Registered Nurse Adult/ODP
  • Evidence of continued professional Development Plans


  • Dip HE (or working towards)



  • Understands the clinical role of a nurse/ODP within the Postoperative team.

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester General Hospital

Turner Road



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