Qualified Nurse Pre-Operative Assessment Services

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£27,461 to £33,428 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Looking for a new challenge?

The Pre-Assessment Clinic (PAC) in Glangwili General Hospital could offer you the opportunity to develop and expand your existing knowledge and skills and to explore new avenues along with the opportunity to develop and fulfil your personal and professional goals.

We are looking for a qualified nurse to work alongside an established team in an exciting department that is currently going through exciting changes and developments.

We are a friendly, supportive team who adopt a dynamic approach to ensuring high standards of care and clinical excellence.

If you are motivated and enthusiastic, committed to patient focussed care and a true teamwork approach, come and find out what we can offer you.

This is a full-time vacancy; however, part time hours will be considered.

Main duties of the job

The Pre-operative Assessment Nurse is responsible for arranging and providing a comprehensive, effective and efficient assessment process for patients referred for inpatient, day case or specialist procedures. The nurse is responsible for ensuring patients are at an optimum level of health preoperatively and adequately prepared for surgery and discharge following their operation.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews to be held on 08/06/23

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:
  • Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;
  • Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;
  • 48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;
  • Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;
  • Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse with relevant post registration experience
  • Mentorship/ Preceptorship Qualification or equivalent
  • BLS trained
  • Knowledge of current preoperative assessment service and national guidelines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Understanding of Quality improvement


  • Surgical or orthopaedic relevant courses
  • Phlebotomy trained or willing to work towards
  • Immediate life support
  • Experience in clinical examination skills, clinical examination course or willing to work towards
  • Advanced clinical skills
  • Leadership qualification or willing to work towards
  • Anaesthetic/ theatre experience



  • Relevant surgical/ orthopaedic or anaesthetic experience
  • Proficient clinician
  • Well developed clinical skills
  • Previous evidence of audit and research


  • Previous pre operative assessment experience
  • Day surgery experience
  • Anaesthetic/ theatre experience

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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