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Recovery Practitioner - Day Surgery / Main Theatres

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Day Surgery and Main Theatres, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Kingston Upon Thames
£28,691 - £35,207 pa. Inclusive of HCAS [15%]
Salary period
28/02/2021 23:59

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Recovery Practitioner to join our dynamic theatre team at Kingston Hospital. Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust is a district general hospital that provides excellent opportunity for personal and professional development of our staff and has close links with the both St George’s University of London, and Kingston Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences. We also provide excellent local care to the residents of Kingston, Richmond, Twickenham, Wandsworth, Surrey and Sutton. We provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in ‘patient-focused’ care across our services including emergency, day surgery and maternity services.  Staff are committed to providing quality healthcare, working hard to ensure that we build up a wide range of clinical services.

We carried out a big piece of work with our staff and patients and developed a set of shared values and behaviours – to be caring, safe and responsible, and to value each other.

We aim to make these values ‘what we do’ - to inspire, develop and support every one of us to live our values; every patient, every colleague, every day.



We are looking for a flexible and hardworking individual to join our friendly multi professional team with an aim to develop a multi-skilled and flexible workforce.

The Main Theatre department comprises 8 operating theatres, 8 Recovery bays & The Day Surgery Unit comprises of 4 theatres performing surgery in a variety of specialities and 4 Recovery bays.

We welcome applications from qualified and experienced Recovery Practitioner and looking for a new challenge, with the added opportunity for enhancement of clinical skills. We will provide you with support and training to develop new skills and continuous professional development.

We are a family friendly unit offering flexible working opportunities. Kingston offers great network to Central London and other areas. Kingston Centre has excellent leisure opportunities ranging from museums, cinema, shops, restaurants and bars by the Thames River.

Closing date: 28 February                   

Assessment/Interview: TBC

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Jed Ablanque – Theatre Practice Development Nurse on: 020 8934 3073