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Recovery Practitioner

Job Reference: 358-328-2016884-ALL

University Hospitals of Leicester
Alliance Elective Care
Melton Mowbray Hospital, Melton Mowbray
£24,214.00 -£30,112.00

Staff Nurse Band 5 – Day Surgery Unit

Are you an RGN looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about delivering high quality care within a modern Day Surgery Unit? Are you flexible and work well within a team? If so then this post may be for you.

The Alliance Day Surgery Unit in Melton Mowbray has a 16 Hour per week vacancy and is looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join an existing team of staff who are passionate about delivering high quality patient centred care. You will have the opportunity to develop new skills and consolidate existing skills whilst working as part of a strong and cohesive team.

You will need excellent communication skills and the ability to build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and service users.

Good organisational skills and a flexible approach to work are essential.

Your daily duties will consist of post anaesthetic recovery and ward duties caring for patients from admission to discharge. We offer procedures for a number of specialities including Podiatric Surgery, Gynaecology, Ocular plastics, Urology and General surgery. Experience and skills in theatre recovery is essential.

Your base will be Melton Mowbray Hospital. However, there will be times where you will be expected to travel across site and help cover at one of the other Alliance hospitals. We have 3 Day Surgery Units in The Alliance, the other two being at Loughborough Hospital and Hinckley and District Hospital. Therefore the ability to travel between sites and be a car driver is essential for the role.

At all Alliance hospitals there is free parking.


For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information please contact Trudy Thompson, Sister 07950 882784/01664854904 or Rebecca Brown Deputy sister 01664854904.

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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