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Staff Nurse PACU

Band 5

Main area
Theatres, Anaesthetics & Critical Care
Band 5
Up to 37.50 hours per week
Job ref
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum pro-rata
29/04/2018 23:59

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


We have opportunities available for Band 5 Staff Nurses within the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) at York Hospital.

We are looking for enthusiastic, forward thinking and highly motivated registered nurses with a genuine interest in post anaesthetic care to join our dynamic team.

We offer a supportive environment where professional development is encouraged. A period of orientation and preceptorship is offered and a commitment to continuing professional development.

The unit is committed to providing post anaesthetic and surgical care from 11 specialist theatres, 6 day unit theatres and 2 ophthalmology theatres as well as initiating an acute pain service. The department also has a designated 3-bedded HDU and a paediatric area.

The team are expected to participate in a regular rotation between day surgery PACU, Main Theatre PACU, patient transfer and MRI. You will be required to recover paediatric and adult patients. We provide Immediate Life support and paediatric Immediate Life support training.

Although based at York staff may be required to work across the trust sites.

We are seeking band 5 registered nurses with

Enthusiasm and commitment to provide patient centred care.
A positive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research evidence
A willingness to supervise and teach junior staff and colleague and share learning through clinical supervision.
The ability to work as an integral member of the team
The ability to undertake delegated responsibility for the department in the absence of Band 6/ Band 7.
The ability to commit to varying shift patterns including weekend and nights
to join our team.

PACU experience is not necessary only a commitment to post anaesthetic care and the trust values and beliefs.

Full and part time posts are available, and involve a commitment to unsocial hours.

Please call Sister Lindsay Truscott on 01904 725285 for more information or to organise an informal visit.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Lindsay Truscott
01904 725285





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