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Recovery Nurse


  • To provide high quality, effective, individualised care to all patients that is compassionate and caring.
  • Provide Perioperative care within the theatre team wide to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients/clients and relatives/carers in collaboration with the multi professional team, in line with the local and national targets.
  • At all times, ensure that the needs of the patient are placed at the centre of care delivery.
  • To keep up to date with skills and knowledge

Key working relationships:

  • Medical and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Patients and visitors
  • Support staff
  • Theatre manager and Business Support teams
  • Clinical site management team

Key result areas:

  • Perioperative Nursing care
  • Effective use of resources
  • Promotion of health


  • Clinical Responsibilities
  • 1.1 Carry out planned perioperative care for a group of patients without direct supervision

    1.2 Ensure the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based

    individualised patient care

    1.3 Assist and advise staff, both registered and unregistered in the delivery of patient care

    1.4 Maintain accurate clinical records of the patient

    1.5 Undertake perioperative nursing procedures

    1.6 Have responsibility for the correct administration and custody of medicines according to Trust policy

    1.7 Ensure patients are effectively managed in the perioperative environment

    1.9 Act as the patient's advocate

  • Managerial Responsibilities
    • Organise one's own work load ensuring most effective use of time
    • Assist in the orientation of new staff and students
    • Ensure that nursing practices comply with Trust policies and procedures
  • 2.4 Communicate effectively at all times and maintain a harmonious working environment

    2.5 Co-ordinate the care given by nursing assistants and students

    2.6 Promote effective liaison between all members of the multi-disciplinary team

    2.7 Be responsible for the accurate documentation and care of patients records

    2.8 Maintain a safe and healthy environment

    2.9 Assist in ensuring the availability of resources for patient care

    2.10 Ensure equipment is in good working order and report appropriately when defective

    2.11 Participate in audit and suggest any change to improve standards

    2.12 Demonstrate an awareness of the economical use of resources and contribute to the overall control of the ward or departmental budget

  • Education, Training and Health Promotion
  • 3.1 Assess the needs of patients, relatives and carers and provide them with information as requested

    3.2 Assist in the teaching and development of nursing assistants and students helping them to achieve their learning outcomes

    3.3 Act as a role model and mentor to nursing assistants, pre-registration students and nurses undertaking supervised practice and return to nursing programmes

    3.4 Act as link nurse and feedback information to colleagues.

  • Professional Responsibilities
  • 4.1 To keep up to date with current developments in nursing and ensure evidence based practice

    4.2 Develop new skills and knowledge pertaining to the speciality as advised by the senior sister or charge nurse

    4.3 Take responsibility for self-development through the appraisal system and work towards completing agreed personal development plan

    4.4 Contribute to the delivery of the Trust's Nursing Strategy

    4.5 Conduct oneself in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct and Trust policies

    4.6 To be aware of and take appropriate action in regard to cardiac arrest, fire and major incident

    4.7 Be aware of and adhere to Trust policies and procedures

    4.8 To undertake responsibility for tasks delegated

    Personified is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

    £29057 - £36134 per annum



    0207 855 0674

    Recovery Nurse

    London, UK

    Published on 3 Jan 2020