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Lead Recovery Practitioner

Lead Recovery Practitioner | Operating Theatre | Recovery | Band 7 | Southend | Full time | No nights.

Spire Wellesley has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Recovery Practitioner, to join our well-established theatre team. You will provide exemplary planned care for patients requiring postoperative care while managing a team.

You will also ensure the team delivers effective patient care by providing appropriate clinical and managerial leadership, maximising effective recovery utilisation. This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week with on-calls during the week and on weekends.

Spire Wellesley offers comprehensive private hospital services in a comfortable and relaxed environment to patients from across Essex. We believe it's our people that really set us apart from the very best medical professionals, to our attentive and highly experienced support staff.

The Wellesley has 3 Theatres (2 laminar flow) and an endoscopy unit, a 33 bedded Surgical Ward covering a wide variety of specialties including Orthopaedics, Bariatrics, General Surgery, Vascular, Plastics, Gynae, Ophthalmology, Spinal, Urology and ENT. We have recently completed a Theatre refurbishment to further upgrade our theatre environment and bringing cutting edge technology to our hospital.

Duties and responsibilities:

As Lead Recovery Practitioner you will be overseeing a small team and will be supported by both a Theatre Manager and a Deputy as well as a team of other Team Leads. Working as part of this friendly and supportive team you can expect to assist patients undergoing a variety of elective procedures.

You will be passionate about service improvement, driven to succeed within your career. We encourage and reinforce your interest in development and progression and offer fully funded courses whilst being fully supported by your Theatre Manager, Deputy Manager and Senior Management Team.

  • Support the Theatre Manger to lead, teach, counsel and appraise staff to ensure development needs are identified and met. Implement personal development plans to meet ongoing development needs.
  • Supervise and educate junior staff, RGN's, ODP's and carry out clinical supervision.
  • Contribute to the overall advancement of the Operating Department to promote excellence in clinical care.
  • Act as a role model, demonstrating high levels of clinical expertise, leading, managing and delivering excellence in clinical care.
  • Be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for patients to ensure delivery of a high standard of care on every shift.
  • Assess patient's health and well-being across a complex and changing caseload.
  • Develop care plans that are appropriate to the patient, taking into consideration the care pathway, perioperative risks and their wellbeing.
  • Work alongside Theatre Administrator to ensure equipment and implants required for surgeries are booked in a timely manner
  • Liaise with Company Representatives as and when necessary to provide support to surgeons and staff

Who we're looking for:

  • Registered Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner with current NMC/HCPC registration, no restrictions or conditions to practice
  • Experience of working in teams and with minimum supervision
  • Previous leadership experience would be an advantage; however we offer award winning training and CPD
  • At least 2 years Recovery experience
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Ability to manage complex cases.
  • Good understanding of financial budgets is desirable.
  • You must be passionate and driven and be able to demonstrate your dynamic thinking.

Working Hours: Full Time, Monday - Saturday, no nights across 4 days per week.

Contract Type: Permanent


We offer employees a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • 35 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Employer and employee contributory pension with flexible retirement options
  • 'Spire for you' reward platform - discount and cashback for over 1000 retailers
  • Free Bupa wellness screening
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Free onsite parking

Please see the attached benefits leaflet for more information.

We commit to our employee's well-being through work life balance, on-going development, support and reward.

Spire Healthcare is a leading independent hospital group in the United Kingdom and the largest in terms of revenue. From 39 hospitals and 8 clinics across England, Wales and Scotland, Spire Healthcare provides diagnostics, inpatient, day case and outpatient care.

Spire Healthcare are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture for all. Our people are our difference, it's their dedication, warmth and pursuit of excellence that sets Spire Healthcare apart.

For further information about this role or for an informal conversation about the range of career options available with Spire please contact Carly Dack on 07850 725333 or

Spire Healthcare are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture for all. Our people are our difference, it's their dedication, warmth and pursuit of excellence that sets Spire Healthcare apart.

Closing date: In order to streamline our recruitment process, we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

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