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Registered Nurse / ODP Post and Pre Op Recovery - Medirooms

Band 5

Main area
Theatres - Post and Pre Operative - Recovery
Band 5
Permanent: Substantive
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Up to 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
30/09/2021 23:59

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.


So, you’re eager to learn more about Pre and Post Operative Nursing and ODP opportunities at North Bristol NHS Trust. Here are some of the reasons we’re unique…

  • A new concept in healthcare, our Medirooms combine the traditional recovery, day-case, same-day and admission areas into a single patient room environment, specifically designed to enhance patient experience by improving the level of privacy and dignity that these areas were traditionally able to offer. Patients also benefit from continuity of care as they are admitted, recovered and discharged/transferred by the same Mediroom team.


  • Our state-of-the-art Brunel Building, one of the most modern hospitals in Europe, accommodates 24 operating theatre rooms, with 72 single patient Medirooms situated in close proximity to the theatres. The Medirooms are arranged in 5 clusters over 2 floors.


  • Medirooms staff work with a multidisciplinary Medirooms team, assembled with experts across our clinical and medical staff. Our Practice facilitators support staff through their training programme, through , regular catch-up/reviews to help them achieve their competencies and support their wellbeing.


  • We provide a wide range of in-house training and a mentor is assigned to support your continuing professional development. External study days are also provided for the specialist skills required for your role and provide revalidation support.


But it’s not just our Medirooms department which is impressive; our Trust itself is pioneering in its approach to healthcare. Let us tell you a little more about it…

  • Our health and well-being initiatives, devised by our dedicated staff wellbeing team, encompass lifestyle support, physical support and psychological support, and have been nationally recognised by REBA.
  • We value staff feedback; in the results of our 2020 staff survey, our response rate was 4% higher than the national average. We are continuing to strive for improvement with 72% of staff saying they would recommend our organisation as a place to work (up 3% from last year and 6% better than the national average)
  • Our staff don’t shy away from a challenge in aid of Southmead Hospital Charity. They cycle, run, row and race in aid of a fantastic cause, or sing in our staff choir and compete in ‘Southmead Does Strictly’.
  • We’re committed to supporting staff on their career journey with us offering personalised training packages and bespoke specialty rotations.
  • Staff are consulted on equity issues across the trust within their staff equality and development groups, with mentoring and support to succeed. Our trust is supporting the development of Bristol’s LGBT+ manifesto and a case study of good practice has been reported to NHS England in response to a government review of public services and Trans people.
  • Our clinical environment is award-winning in its approach to healthcare design; each patient room has a view, many of which are naturally ventilated and 75% of rooms in our Brunel Building are single and en-suite. With nurses in mind, our clinical spine carefully separates staff and patient areas, with a generous staff canteen extending out to a rooftop terrace.
  • Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, NBT is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (e.g. Portishead, Chepstow).

Right, that’s enough about us… let’s focus on you. Are you…

  • An experienced Nurse or ODP working in a Theatre setting with NMC registration, looking for a new challenge?
  • An Experienced Recovery Nurse looking for more patient interaction?
  • A newly qualified/qualifying nurse or ODP, excited about the prospect of developing your career within a regional specialist centre?
  • An experienced nurse with no previous theatre/ recovery experience interested in beginning a new chapter in your career?

This role is also suitable for Operating Department Practitioners looking to work within theatres, 

So, are we right for each other? Here are your next steps…

  • Submit your application via this advert
  • Book a place at our engagement events to tour Southmead Hospital, meet the teams you could be working with, and understand the trust’s approach to patient care.
  • Follow us on social media to join in the conversation and gain an insight into life at North Bristol NHS Trust (search @NBTNursing on TwitterFacebookLinkedin and Instagram)

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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