Recovery Nurse Jobs

Novello Healthcare is a dedicated Recovery nursing agency with high-paying Recovery Nurse jobs in every region of England and Wales – join us today!

To find out about our current rates, simply call one of our friendly team on 0333 307 8897

Our registration process is super quick and pain-free, so you can register in under 60 seconds and get compliant in as little as 24 hours!

We add new hospitals every week, so even if we don’t have what you need right now – we’ll contact you when we do in future!

View our map below to see details of every location across England and Wales – or read more about us here.

Recovery Nurse Jobs Map

Novello Healthcare has high-paying Recovery Nurse jobs at hospitals in every region across England and Wales. Use our interactive map below to see all our hospitals in your area!

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      Visit each section below to discover all our Recovery Nurse jobs in hundreds of hospitals across each region and county of England and Wales!

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      When you register with Novello Healthcare you aren’t limited to just Recovery Nurse jobs, you can work shifts across all our other specialties below!

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      What is an Recovery Nurse?

      A recovery nurse, also known as a post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU) nurse or a post-operative nurse, is a specialised registered nurse responsible for the care of patients immediately after surgery or a medical procedure that requires anaesthesia.

      The primary role of a recovery nurse is to monitor and care for patients as they emerge from anesthesia, ensuring their safe transition from the operating room to the post-operative recovery phase. Here are some key responsibilities and roles of a recovery nurse:

      1. Patient Assessment
        Recovery nurses assess patients’ vital signs, consciousness, and overall condition as they wake up from anaesthesia. They closely monitor factors such as heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and respiratory rate.

      2. Pain Management
        They assess and manage pain in post-operative patients, ensuring that patients are comfortable and administering pain medications as needed. Pain management is a crucial aspect of their role.

      3. Monitoring
        Recovery nurses continuously monitor patients for any signs of complications, such as respiratory distress, bleeding, allergic reactions, or changes in mental status. They are trained to recognise and respond to emergency situations.

      4. Airway Management
        Ensuring the patient’s airway remains clear and effective is vital. Recovery nurses may provide oxygen therapy and assist with breathing if necessary.

      5. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
        They monitor patients’ fluid intake and output, ensuring they are adequately hydrated and that their electrolyte levels are within normal ranges.

      6. Wound Care
        If applicable, recovery nurses may assess and care for surgical incisions and dressings, noting any signs of infection or complications.

      7. Temperature Management
        Maintaining the patient’s body temperature is important for recovery. Nurses monitor the patient’s temperature and provide interventions as needed to prevent hypothermia or hyperthermia.

      8. Patient Education
        They educate patients and their families about the post-operative recovery process, including potential side effects, restrictions, and what to expect as they recover.

      9. Communication
        Recovery nurses play a crucial role in communicating with the surgical team, anesthesia providers, and other healthcare professionals to ensure a seamless transition from the operating room to the recovery unit.

      10. Advocacy
        They advocate for the patient’s needs, comfort, and safety, ensuring that the patient’s rights are respected throughout the recovery process.

      11. Documentation
        Thorough and accurate documentation of patient assessments, interventions, and vital signs is essential for maintaining continuity of care and ensuring patient safety.

      Recovery nurses work in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, surgical centres, and outpatient facilities. They provide essential care and support to patients recovering from a wide range of surgical procedures, including minor outpatient surgeries and major surgeries requiring extended post-operative care.

      The goal of a recovery nurse is to facilitate a smooth and safe recovery process for patients, helping them regain consciousness, manage pain, and progress toward discharge or transfer to a hospital room.

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