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Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
1, College Lawn
GL53 7AG

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Recovery Practitioner, Band 5 - C9318-24-0880


Job summary

The post anaesthetic care unit (Recovery) at Cheltenham General Hospital is seeking Nurses/ODPs to join their friendly and supportive team.

The CGH Recovery team currently consists of 38 members of staff who operate in 3 recovery areas within Cheltenham General Hospital. Post operative specialties include Elective General Surgery, Urology, Breast, Colorectal, Upper GI, Gynae, Elective Orthopaedics and Ophthalmology.Our busy recovery areas equate to 22 beds in total and our daily throughput of patients can range from 30-50 per day, which will increase due to our expanding theatre environment. Our department prides itself on delivering highly specialist quality care to patients of all ages.If you want to work in a dynamic and fulfilling team environment then this job is for you. We offer continual learning and you will be supported by mentors throughout your induction period.

We are currently offering full time, part time and fixed term contracts. A professional, friendly attitude and effective communication skills are keys to becoming successful in this role. If you require any further information then please contact Band 7 SODP Natasha Long ( or Band 6 S/R Mini Joseph ( We also welcome informal visits to meet our friendly team and department.

Main duties of the job

- Ability to work under pressure in an ever changing, challenging environment maintaining excellent standards of patient care whilst effectively managing time

- To assess, plan, implement, evaluate and provide high quality nursing care

- To work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

- Communicate effectively with patients, carers, relatives and all members of the multidisciplinary team

- To manage caseload of patients within defined clinical area

- Take on responsibility for personal development and support the development and supervision of others by developing and maintaining specialist knowledge pertaining to theatres

- To supervise and teach junior members of staff and learners as required, and maintain own personal development with support

- Conduct oneself in a professional manner and be a role model to less experienced/ non registered and new staff at all times

- To maintain clear, accurate and concise patient records in line with departmental and professional standards and include relevant outcome measures

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Date posted

09 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Cheltenham General Hospital


GL53 7AN

For further information and to apply, click on the APPLY BUTTON at the bottom of this advert, then click on CONTINUE to view the supporting documents or apply online.

Closing date for applications: 21-07-2024

Salary: £28,407 to £34,581

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