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Theatre Recovery

SA - TheaRecSlough

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity in a friendly Post anaesthetic Care Unit? 

Our Client is looking for highly driven and passionate individual who is keen on developing their knowledge and skills in post anaesthetic and / or critical care. The Hospital provides theatre services including general surgery, orthopaedics, vascular, spinal, gynaecology, obstetric, ENT and trauma. 

You will be working in an NHS Foundation Trust that provides services for approximately 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and South Buckinghamshire. This hospital aims to provide the highest quality of care for patients based on its core values which consist of Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

You will be working closely with the ICU, theatres and day surgery to provide care for surgical patients. The experience gained in this role will provide you with the knowledge and skills in Post Anaesthetic Care.


  • Act as patient advocate and clinical role model.

  • Develop close communication with the nursing, surgical and anaesthetic teams.

  • Become competent in admission and discharge of patients in recovery.

  • Develop knowledge and skills in the management of pain, nausea and vomiting,and other postoperative issues.

  • To act in accordance with Trust values, policies and procedures.

  • To ensure confidentiality of information and high standards of nursing documentation.

  • To be aware of the complaints procedure and be able to apply it as needed.

  • To escalate as appropriate any untoward incidents, complaints and ward/staff issues.

  • To promote good working relationships to achieve high morale within the team.

  • To assist in the auditing of patient care and service delivery.

  • To carry out all administrative and nursing duties as delegated by the senior nursing team.

  • To use all resources efficiently and effectively, maintaining an awareness of budget constraints.


  • Registered General Nurse

  • Current (or pending) NMC Registration

  • Self-motivated and uses own initiative

  • Able to work as an effective team member

  • Awareness of current professional nursing issues

  • Own professional development.

  • Ability to manage change within the working environment.

  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)