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Recovery Nurse/Practitioner

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
University Hospital Bristol and Weston Foundation Trust has an exciting opportunity for you to work full time, in main theatres recovery, Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Are you an experienced Recovery Band 5 Nurse/ODP or are you someone who is interested in a change of direction within your career, then please apply! Recovery or critical care experience essential.

The main theatres in Hey Groves is a 9 bedded recovery unit which covers emergency service over a 24 hour period. As well as this we also have a range of elective activity such as:
  • Trauma and orthopaedic and Limb Recon
  • Maxillo Facial trauma
  • GI Surgery (lower and upper GI)
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery

This is a full time post 37.5 hours a week, including nights and weekends

If this opportunity interests you, why not:
  • Apply for a post
  • Book an informal visit at a time to suit you
  • Tell your colleagues about this advert

Main duties of the job

  • In partnership with other professionals and disciplines, develop measurable patient care plans/goals. The process should include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care from admission to timely transfer or discharge.
  • Take charge of the clinical needs of a group of defined patients on the ward /department prioritising workload according to changing clinical need over a 24 period.
  • Work towards regularly taking charge of the ward/department on occasion prioritising workload according to changing clinical need over a 24 period.
  • Delegate tasks and activities to a range of team members in relation to patient care (for example when taking charge or as link nurse)
  • Ensure nursing documentation is maintained, accurate and timely in line with the Trust standard
  • To demonstrate awareness and compliance with Trust policies, procedures, guidelines and standards. To work towards promoting this to others.
  • Promote and maintain a safe environment for patients
  • Administer medicines in accordance with Trust policy.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse level 1 or 2 or C+G 752/ NVQ level 3 Operating Department Practitioner/ Dip HE in Operating Room Practice


  • Training Qualification or equivalent experience
  • Relevant post registration course

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of caring for sick patients in a variety of settings - this could be as a student


  • Experience of working in the perioperative environment
  • Experience of taking charge of an individual theatre/Recovery
  • Previous ITU/Critical Care experience



  • Good basic level of English language demonstrated through effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems and use initiative
  • Ability to develop own clinical skills and a willingness to participate in continuing professional development
  • Competency in medication administration including IV drug administration or willingness to undergo training
  • Basic IT skills (e.g. Microsoft packages)
  • Ability to take the lead, initiate and ensure appropriate action in response to the deteriorating patient
  • Interpersonal skills: Calm, Supportive, Motivated, Professional
  • Willingness to develop teaching skills
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Able to manage difficult situations
  • Awareness of audit & research
  • Self-motivated
  • A team player
  • Recognition of own limits
  • Flexible working practices for 24 hour service
  • General good health
  • Able to work on feet for long periods
  • Aware that the role can be stressful and emotional at times



  • Respectful
  • Sympathetic Attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Team working
  • Quick decisions
  • Responsible
  • Integrity

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin Street



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