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PACU Practitioner

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
We are seeking an organised, flexible, enthusiastic and motivated Nurse or Anaesthetic Practitioner preferably with post qualification experience of working in an acute care environment. A passion for providing excellence in patient care is essential. Experience in post anaesthetic care is desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

Join our dynamic, professional and supportive team to help us deliver patient focused care within a modern progressive unit. Comprising of 11 theatres specialising in General Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmic, Gynaecology, Breast, Day surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Special care dental service and Endoscopy with an integrated Post Anaesthetic Care Unit.

The Post Anaesthetic Care Unit cares for both adult and paediatric patients as well as providing support for a range of specialities within the hospital. Participation in out of hours and on call roster is an expectation of the post.

Part time working would also be considered.

Main duties of the job

To support the Department leads in maintaining an efficient and effective service delivering safe patient care within an environment that promotes a responsive approach to changing healthcare needs.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or Registered Operating Dept Practitioner
  • Evidence of relevant CPD
  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting


  • Working towards mentorship and CPD at degree level
  • Previous Theatres or PACU experience



  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting



  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work as part of a Multi-disciplinary Team
  • Able to work effectively in stressful situations where the work pattern is unpredictable, highly distressing and be able to concentrate for prolonged periods of time
  • Highly developed psychomotor skills, to work with delicate, specialist equipment and instrumentation
  • Able to plan and organise own workload and supervise students/learners and assistant practitioners


  • Able to lead the Multi-disciplinary Team in the absence of more senior staff
  • Risk assessor training and experience



  • Ability to work a flexible rota to support the needs of the service/Trust
  • Ability to participate in out of hours cover for the Department

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne District General Hospital

Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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