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Recovery Day Surgery Practitioner

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a highly motivated nurse, who is passionate about the care of patients to join Raedwald Day Surgery Unit based at Ipswich Hospital. This role will be based in the recovery area

This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly team who are motivated in promoting the delivery of patient-centred, clinically effective and dynamic service to our patients.

We have two opportunities available:

1 full time permanent position and 1 part time fixed term / secondment opportunity until February 2026

Raedwald day surgery is a purpose built unit consisting of 4 operating theatres (covering different specialities), 24 adult cubicles, 7 children's cubicles and post anaesthetic recovery area.

If you possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work confidently and collaboratively across professional boundaries? Are you keen and motivated to learn? Then your skills are invaluable to us and we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

To provide clinically effective, high quality, individualized peri-operative patient care working within the multi-disciplinary team. With an interest in Recovery nursing.
  • 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.
  • To demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to achieve the learning outcomes of departmental programmes, trust, and unit competencies.

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



  • Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Preparation for Mentorship
  • Anaesthetic qualification
  • Immediate Life support (adults/ children)



  • Developing Clinical Skills
  • Evidence based practice
  • Theatre/ day surgery experience


  • Working in post anaesthetic recovery environment
  • Nurse led Discharge
  • 12 months post reg experience with some leadership and management



  • Approachable and effective communicator
  • Persuasive skills for effective team working
  • Motivated


  • Shows initiative and decision making skills

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road



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