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Recovery/Anaesthetics Nurse


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Recovery/Anaesthetics Nurse
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Cirencester Treatment Centre
£25,655 - £31,534 pa
Salary period
15/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

We are looking for an  Band 5 Registered Nurse/ODP to join our friendly team at the Day Surgery Unit, Cirencester Treatment Centre working for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This vacancy is for a registered nurse or ODP who has experience in both first stage recovery and anaesthetics as the role will cover both. Cirencester Treatment Centre is situated within Cirencester Hospital and has one Day Surgery Theatre , a one bedded recovery area and a nurse led pre and post operative ward.
The Treatment Centre is open Monday to Friday from 07:30-19:00. Theatre sessions run from 09:00-17:00
We have a range of specialties including Orthopaedics, Vascular and Oral Surgery.
We have an active Practice Development Team based at the acute hospital sites who support the training and induction of new members of staff and their development thereafter.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the care of patients in the immediate post-operative stage including airway management and pain control.
When acting as anaesthetic nurse, duties would include assisting the anaesthetist in the peri-operative stage,  monitoring the patients' vital signs and airway management.
Ability to de-escalate and resolve complaints locally from patients, visitors and staff
To liaise with the Senior Sister/Centre Manager and Band 6's to ensure a safe, efficient and well led service.
Ensure personal and professional development is progressed through Individual Performance Development Review and PREP guidelines.
Demonstrate understanding of research based practice, and participate as required in audit.

Working for our organisation

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.
Cirencester Treatment Centre has a small, friendly team who support each other with the diverse and multiple skills they possess. Cirencester Hospital is situated in lovely grounds with a Roman Amphitheatre and Cirencester town nearby. Parking is free on site for both patients and staff. 
Cirencester has excellent road links to Gloucester, Cheltenham, Swindon and the surrounding areas.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


Registered Nurse/ODP
IT skills e.g. Electronic Patient Systems
Enhanced levels of dexterity and accuracy pertaining to clinical skills e.g. administration of intravenous injections, 
Act as a resource for all staff disseminating clinical skills and knowledge.
Demonstrate ability to assess patient condition and implement appropriate care, within the multidisciplinary team.
To communicate effectively, especially where patient ability to do so is compromised.
Ability to disseminate contentious and delicate information appropriately.
To deliver safe care within a challenging and changing clinical environment, using equipment and resources safely and as appropriate.
To administer medication and treatment within Procedure for the Ordering, Prescribing and Administration of Medication Guidelines.
To deliver and receive information which may cause emotional distress to all parties.
Participate in mentorship and educational programmes for students and unqualified members of the team.
To adhere to all Trust policies and procedures and professional code of conduct.
To input and retrieve patient and staff information from computer based systems.
Maintain accurate and contemporaneous records.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC level 1 Registered Nurse or ODP
  • Current ILS Certificate
  • Completion of a recognised anaesthetics course.
  • Evidence and practice of Clinical skills E.g. • IV drug administration • Medicines Management
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching and Assessing in Practice or similar qualification


Essential criteria
  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Minimum 1 year experience in first stage recovery.
  • Have good IT skills including a working knowledge of EPR systems and digital rostering systems
  • Have excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills including a good command and understanding of English, punctuation and grammar. Flexible Team Worker with the ability to work under instruction and minimal supervision
  • 1 year minimum experience in anaesthetic nursing.


Essential criteria
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Able to recognise and manage effectively stress in self and others
  • Recognised anaesthetic nursing qualification.
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to de-escalate and resolve complaints locally from patients, visitors and staff

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Robertson (Ellie)
Job title
Senior Sister/Centre Manager
Email address
Telephone number
0300 421 6402