Sterling Cross Trading LLP

Recovery Practitioner - Theatre Nurse or ODP

A leading independent hospital for elective healthcare has a fantastic opportunity for a Registered Nurse (RN Adult) or Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) to join their Theatre Department as a Recovery Practitioner.

Rated “Good” in all areas by the CQC, the hospital uses its 3 operating theatres and standalone ambulatory care unit for a wide range of planned surgical procedures, including:

  • Complex orthopaedic surgeries
  • Cosmetic procedures for weight loss and aesthetic purposes
  • Ophthalmic surgeries for glaucoma and cataracts, and
  • Other specialties such as ENT, OMF, gastroenterology, gynae, urology & oncology.

Surgical provisions are tightly coordinated with the wider services provided by the hospital, including comprehensive imaging, pathology and physiotherapy services.

As a Recovery Practitioner, you will deliver safe, effective, and adaptable postoperative care to patients following their surgery, whether routine or complex, and ensure that the highest standards are met right through until discharge.

Led by one of the Top 10 Health & Social Care Companies to Work For in 2023, you can rest assured that you will be offered ongoing opportunities for further professional growth, the right work-life balance for you and your family, and enhanced support for your own health and wellbeing in return.

This is a permanent, full-time (37.5h) position for a Recovery Practitioner (Theatre Nurse or ODP) with a mixed shift pattern.


Person specification:

  • (Essential) Registration either with the NMC (Registered Nurse, RN Adult) or the HCPC (Operating Department Practitioner, ODP).
  • (Essential) Relevant ILS and mentorship qualifications or willingness to undergo training.
  • (Essential) Some previous experience in Surgical Recovery.


Benefits & enhancements include:

  • Private healthcare schemes, covering pre-existing conditions, optical & dental
  • Sector-leading, fully-funded CPD opportunities (incl.

    accredited training, industry-recognised qualifications and leadership development)
  • Friends & Family hospital discounts
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing to 30 days with length of service)
  • Enhanced benefits for new parents
  • Non-contributory life assurance
  • Access to substantial retail and leisure discounts, including the Blue Light Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme for wellbeing support
  • Employee reward and recognition schemes
  • Company pension scheme
  • And more!

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