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Recovery Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 6 Recovery Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner

24 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner to join our clinical team within our operating theatre complex at the Cumberland Infirmary.

NCIC has 2 hospital sites in Carlisle & Whitehaven serving a population of around 320,000 people. While based at one hospital the successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain experience in working across both sites. We provide theatre support to women's health, maternity, breast, urology, vascular, colorectal and general surgery, trauma and elective orthopaedic surgery, and ENT and head & neck, for both adults and paediatrics, in both main theatre & day surgery settings. We support Critical Care inter-hospital transfers and specialist services within the Trust such as Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, imaging and the emergency department.

Main duties of the job

The main role of this post is, as team leader, to provide excellent post-operative care following the NCIC values and policies for all patients undergoing surgery within the Theatre Department.

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate programs of care in partnership with the patient and the multidisciplinary team.

The Recovery Nurse/Practitioner lead the Recovery team to support the ongoing physiology and monitoring of patients post operatively. This includes both adults and paediatrics, emergency and elective inpatients and day cases also enhanced care pathways for Vascular, Colorectal and Orthopaedics.

Demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':

Being a clinically led organisation

Quality and safety at the heart of our Trust

A positive patient experience every time

A great place to work

Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse/ODP, with active NMC/HCPC registration
  • NMC recognisable mentorship qualification.
  • Relevant training at level 5/6 or equivalent.


  • Further relevant training at level 6/7 or equivalent
  • ECDL or equivalent.
  • Qualification in Speciality
  • management course
  • Diploma or degree in nursing
  • leadership course



  • Post registration patient care.
  • Previous post registration experience.
  • Able to deal with a continually changing workload
  • Relevant nursing duties
  • Preceptorship skills
  • experience of relevant speciality


  • Evidence of change management in Ward/Department area
  • Evidence of practice development.
  • Understanding of budget and financial control.
  • Experience of co-ordinating a team.



  • National Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery
  • Professional leadership within the clinical governance framework.
  • NMC Code of Professional Conduct/Practice
  • Practice requirements for all nursing staff.
  • Continuing professional development, with portfolio
  • Results interpretation


  • Knowledge of primary care
  • Basic knowledge of financial management

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Excellent interpersonal Skills
  • Mentorship/preceptorship skills
  • Extended scope of practice skills e.g. venepuncture
  • Ability to communicate with staff at all levels
  • Ability to communicate with multi-disciplinary teams and members of the public
  • Problem solving skills
  • Extended clinical skills e.g. venepuncture, ECG interpretation
  • Interpreting baseline observations
  • IT skills
  • Able to use initiative appropriately
  • Able to work within a team without close supervision
  • Leadership skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Able to manage a ward/department in absence of Ward Manager
  • Counselling and appraisal skills

Personal circumstances


  • Empathy
  • Motivation
  • Enthusiasm
  • Positive approach to change
  • Non-judgmental
  • Flexible

Other requirements


  • Flexible approach to working patterns to meet the needs of the service
  • Willing to undertake teaching and educate other professionals and students
  • Commitment to continuing professional development

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cumberland Infirmary

Newtown Road



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