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Job summary

Main area
Surgery
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
337-EH-3013AC-B
Employer
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Harrow
Town
London
Salary
£28,691 to £35,207 p a incl HCAS
Closing
14/07/2020 23:59

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London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Perioperative Staff Nurse - Recovery and PACU

Band 5

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country. Our team of more than 8,000 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of approximately one million people providing hospital and community services to the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

As well as delivering community services across four London boroughs from multiple sites we run major acute hospital services at:

  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country’s top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark’s Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for colorectal disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, which also offers a range of outpatient services and urgent care centre.

We also provide specialist care at Meadow House Hospice.  We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • Honesty
  • Equality
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

The post holder will be a registered Nurse with surgical Nursing experience or Recovery experience. High dependency Nursing experience would also be an advantage but not essential. Be a good communicator and able to work as part of a team and on their own initiative. Be willing to undertake specialist training. A teaching and assessing qualification would be desirable but not essential.


LNWH NHS Trust utilises innovation in peri-operative practice; as such we have an eight (8) bedded Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) that runs collaboratively with our Recovery Unit. We have a tradition of excellence and our vision is simple, to provide a gold standard in peri-operative practice, and invest in you the people who deliver care. We are seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our team.

We currently have vacancies for peri-operative Staff Nurses at band 5 to join our peri-operative team. The Recovery Units consist of two area one 16 bedded and a 4 bedded ‘fast track’ recovery. The PACU has 8 beds. Northwick Park has 13 Theatres and is a specialist centre for colo-rectal surgery; it is also the regional centre for ENT and has a maxi centre for Oral-Maxillary Facial surgery. We are also part of the London Vascular service. We also run a ortho-trauma list and CEPOD. We have also Gynae and Urology patients.

We also cover a Post-Anaesthetic Recovery Unit (PACU) in Central Middlesex Hospital (CMH) with 4 beds where we look after post-operative patients that need close monitoring.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Pedro Silva (Perioperative Matron)  on 020 8869 2463