Recovery Nurse, Theatre Practitioner

Dependant upon experience
29 Nov 2012
27 Dec 2012
Job Type

Position - Recovery Nurse, Theatre Practitioner

Number of Positions - 2

Location – Hampshire

Salary – Dependent upon experience

Hours – Full Time

My client is a private hospital based in the Hampshire area; they are currently looking for experienced ITU nurses to join their existing team. It is an acute care hospital, registered for 66 beds and caters for a variety of clinical specialities on a routine, emergency/urgent basis.  The hospital has recently undergone a £7m development including an additional Operating Theatre, Critical Care Unit, Physiotherapy department and Hydrotherapy pool.

Role Purpose:

  • To provide quality planned care for patients during their peri operative phase of care
  • To support and assist in the management and organisation of care provision within the Operating Department

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the delivery of patient care
  • Contribute to quality improvement
  • Develop and enhance the skills and knowledge of others and self
  • Promote best evidence based practice within own scope of practice
  • Apply legislation, policies and procedures correctly.
  • Respect the patient’s dignity, privacy, wishes and beliefs.

 Key Accountabilities:

  • Assemble, prepare and check   the appropriate recovery equipment, consumables and drugs to ensure appropriate and safe care of the patient during the immediate post operative phase of care
  • The ability to coordinate the use of the supplies and additional equipment during the immediate postoperative phase of care ensuring the equipment is used appropriately and safely.
  • Assist the Anaesthetist during the immediate postoperative phase of care as and when required.
  • Monitor the patient’s condition throughout the phase of care, taking appropriate action to manage any arising complications through contingency planning.
  • Proactively monitor the patient’s level of discomfort/pain and take appropriate actions to ensure the patient is comfortable.
  • Communicate appropriately with others involved in the care of the patient
  • Monitor, order, receive and check stock items including consumables, equipment and drugs.
  • Administer drugs and fluids in accordance with the appropriate policy
  • Ensure any accidents or complaints are fully documented and that the appropriate manager is informed
  • Complete all written documentation in a timely manor and to an acceptable level.
  • Act as a role model and mentor to junior staff.
  • Promote and ensure an environment conducive to the continuing prevention and control of infection for all staff, patients and visitors.
  • Be aware of and comply with all infection prevention and control policies and ensure best practice is maintained to ensure low infection rates.

  Key Performance Indicators:

  •  Consultant satisfaction
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Clinical quality indicators (such as infection rates)

 Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications:


  • Registered Practitioner with NMC or HPC registration
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team


  • Experience of applying clinical reasoning skills across a range and varied patient case mix and competent across a range of skills
  • ENB 998 and/or mentorship course and/or D32/D33/A1
  • ILS
  • ALS

 For more information please contact Holly Brace at JP Recruit on 07912 179950 or 0844 357 1157 alternatively please email