Recovery/HDU Nurse

Location London
Discipline: Theatres
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000
Contact name: Jessica Macklin

Contact email:
Job ref: JM - 011
Published: about 1 month ago

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We are working with London’s leading charitable hospital who are currently looking for a dynamic and dedicated Nurse to help grow their busy Critical Care/Recovery Unit.

Nursing at the Hospital has consistently achieved the highest levels of patient satisfaction nationally which they believe is as a result of a strong focus on quality and safety achieved through Nurse-to-patient ratios of 1:4 and teams working very effectively together. The ward which you will be working on has been recently refurbished to an extremely high standard and all rooms are completely to the highest possible specification.


  • Assessing, planning, delivering and evaluation of a high level of critical care for patients.

  • Delivery of a high level of post anaesthetic care for patients within the Theatre Recovery Room.

  • Working with the Anaesthetic team to deliver high quality, safe patient care.

  • Delivering an Outreach service to the ward, offering support and guidance in the care of the acutely unwell patient.

  • Promote the safety, wellbeing and interests of patients, visitors and staff to the clinical areas.

  • Active member of the emergency response team.

  • Participation in the on-call rota and internal rotation of shift (inc night duty)

  • Exhibiting a high level of teamwork with the unit and in the wider hospital environment.

  • Participate fully as a team member, including working in all areas of the HDU and Theatre Suite, to promote a cohesive team and the achievement of team objectives.

  • Provide initial urgent or emergency care as required.

  • Adhere to the procedures for the use of supplies, ordering requirements for the Department as directed by line manager.

  • Ensure accurate and contemporaneous documentation of care and adhering to local policy.

  • Ensure accurate patient documentation of peri-operative car.


  • Registered Nurse.

  • Recognised post graduate Critical Care qualification.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience within the Critical Care environment.

  • Experience within the Theatre Recovery Room environment.

  • Competence in delivering a high level of critical care.

  • Competence in delivering a high level of post anaesthetic care.

  • Good computer and numeracy skills.

  • Ability to analyse and put into practice evidence-based practice.

  • A high level of communication skills within all disciplines.

  • Flexibility in response to needs of the department.

  • Ability to deliver a high level of customer service to patients and Consultants.

  • Good Team working skills.

  • Ability to exercise rational judgement when escalating issues.


  • They offer a competitive package of benefits to all permanent staff members including:

  • Competitive pay with progressive band structuring

  • Private healthcare cover of up to £20,000 per year

  • Ongoing training and development programmes

  • Discounts at local, national and online shops

  • Interest-free season ticket loans

  • Cycle to work loan scheme

  • Employee “Service Excellence” recognition rewards

Located in leafy St John’s Wood on the Jubilee line, minutes from Central London, our luxury private Hospital has an international reputation for providing the highest quality of care to patients.

If this opportunity sounds like it would be the perfect fit for you then please apply.