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Recovery Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
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£23,023 - £29,608
24/10/2018 23:59

If you are an NHS At Risk applicant, please state this in your supporting information section of your application form.

"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)

In the 2017 Staff Satisfaction Survey the Trust was rated best nationally in the following areas,

  • as a place to work
  • a place to receive treatment
  • staff satisfaction in the care they deliver 
  • staff satisfaction with the resources available to them and the support they receive

Recovery Practitioner

Whiston Hospital



Full Time

Band 5

£23,023 - £29,608 Per Annum

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the leading acute Trusts in the North West of England. We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic, qualified ODP’s or RGN’s to join our friendly Theatre’s Team at Whiston Hospital, working in our 14 spacious, fully equipped state of the art theatres.

Why Join Us?

In exchange for your dedication and enthusiasm, you will benefit from:

- Comprehensive induction;

- Supernumerary/preceptorship period if you are a newly qualified ODP or a Nurse;

-Training in various surgical specialties;

- Access to funded courses;

- Support and Mentoring from our team of highly dedicated, experienced Nursing and Medical Staff;

- Support with revalidation.

The post holder will be enthusiastic, flexible, have good communication skills and be a team player. Suitable applicants should have demonstrable theatre experience, and paediatric experience is desired. Consideration will be given to enthusiastic applicants without theatre experience as we have recently recruited clinical tutors to support training, preceptorship and development for Theatre Staff.

Advertising Date: Wednesday 10th October 2018

Closing Date: Wednesday 24th October 2018

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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Applicant requirements

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


Jayne Basnett

0151 430 2800


Sue Garnham

0151 430 1436


Mary Potts

0151 430 1388



If you have problems applying, contact

0151 676 5491