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Recovery Nurse

Closing Date September 2021

Reference RN/21/08

Kingsbridge Private Hospital are currently recruiting for additional Nurses within the Recovery Department. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated nurse to join the team within the Recovery Unit in our state-of-the-art hospital on the Lisburn Road.

Location Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast
Salary £30,500 - £35,660 per annum
Department Recovery
Contract Full time Permanent
Hours Full time
Responsible to Recovery Manager
Accountable to COO

Job Summary

This position offers an excellent platform for nurses who are looking to strengthen their experience and skills in a private hospital setting whilst continuing to focus on providing the highest standard of care for our patients. The post-holders will provide first-class direct patient care within the hospital’s Theatre and Recovery Ward in the following areas: Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Plastic Surgery, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Spinal Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, and Endoscopy.


Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide skilled nursing care and to demonstrate a high standard of nursing practice in the assessment, implementation, and evaluation of patient care.
  • To ensure that care is delivered as per hospital policies.
  • To participate in the 'Induction Programme' of nursing and other non-clinical staff, as applicable after appropriate training.
  • To ensure that custody, administration, and recording of medication are in accordance with hospital and NMC guidelines.
  • To inform the Recovery Manager of any matters affecting the professional standard of patient care.


Nursing Organisation:

  • To supervise the professional work of non-medical staff.
  • To support other team members in their professional work.
  • To be aware of current issues and policies within the hospital.
  • To assist the Recovery Manager with the cost-effective use of resources in patient care delivery.


Standard of Care:

  • To deliver high quality patient care that is clinically effective, evidence-based, and appropriate.
  • To assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care as part of a collaborative programme of patient care.
  • To ensure that correct aseptic techniques are used at all times.
  • Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team, to ensure the safety of patients at all times.
  • To administer medicines in accordance with NMC guidelines and hospital policies and procedures.
  • To keep accurate and complete records consistent with regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • To demonstrate an organised, effective, and timely approach to all tasks.
  • To recognise when colleagues need assistance and offer practical support.
  • To work in a way that minimises risks to the health, safety, and security of self and others.
  • To prepare appropriately for the care / intervention / treatment to be undertaken including the risks to be managed.
  • To take the appropriate action to manage an emergency, summoning assistance immediately when this is necessary.



  • To communicate effectively within the multi-disciplinary team throughout the hospital.
  • To co-ordinate patient care and liaise effectively with other disciplines involved.
  • To maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  • To liaise and communicate effectively with patients and relatives regarding patient care and treatment.


Health & Safety:

  • To be aware of the hospital policies and practice in accordance with regulations.
  • To ensure safety is maintained in the post anaesthetic recovery stage.
  • To prepare the patient psychologically and physically for any planned procedure.
  • To support others in maintaining health, safety, and security.
  • To respond to, record and report any adverse events or incidents relating to the intervention / treatment with an appropriate degree of urgency.
  • To accurately test equipment and identify any deviations from required performance standards together with their likely causes.
  • To correctly and safely install and integrate equipment components.
  • To identify and assess the potential risks involved in work activities / processes for self and others.
  • To report to the Recovery Manager any reportable incident or accidents involving staff, patients, or visitors.
  • To attend annual statutory training in Fire, Manual Handling, Infection Control, and Cardio- pulmonary Resuscitation.
  • To report any defective or faulty equipment to the Recovery Manager, as appropriate.
  • To ensure proper care and usage of equipment in the Theatre / Recovery area.



  • To assist with and participate in the in-service training programme (including staff orientation induction programme) to enhance patient care.
  • To maintain and up-date own professional development.
  • To supervise qualified and unqualified staff.
  • To attend annual pre-registration assessment update sessions.
  • To report on study days / courses attended to other members of Recovery staff.
  • To rotate as required, for professional update, to ensure statutory and personal development is achieved in line with the Personal Development Plan agreed during the annual appraisal.
  • To share updated skills with night duty staff (if applicable) to further improve 24-hour continuity of patient care.



  • With appropriate training and support, to take charge of a shift without direct supervision.
  • To participate in integrated governance and risk assessment and its reporting, as required.
  • To participate in the on-call rota for the department.


The above list is not exhaustive and additional / alternative tasks may be required from time to time as directed.


Person Specification:


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified RGN with Theatre / Recovery experience or ODP Diploma.
  • Live NMC Registration at time of application.
  • Experience to include 2+ years post registration.
  • Experience in anaesthetic care and airways management.
  • Up to date administration of intravenous medicines course.

Special skills / abilities:

  • Good interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
  • Evidence of problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Good team player.
  • Ability to be reflective, accept criticism and act constructively.
  • Willingness to accept additional responsibilities.

Personal attributes:

  • Punctual time keeper.
  • Ability to work core hours.
  • Flexibility for cover.



Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience in Orthopaedics, Endoscopy, Gynaecology, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Urology.
  • Current experience in a busy Theatre / Recovery will be looked upon favourably.


Closing date for all applications is Wednesday 15th September, 2021 at 4PM.

Please complete the application and equality monitoring form attached.

CV's will NOT be accepted.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete an application and monitoring form and return to the recruitment team at:
Human Resources Department, Kingsbridge Healthcare Group, Channel Wharf, 21 Old Channel Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9DE or email to

Download Application Form Download Monitoring Form

For queries, or further information, please contact the HR Department on 028 9073 5232.

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