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Bank Pre-Assessment Nurse Specialist

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Part Time
To work autonomously following Trust and national guidelines to provide specialist nursing with a defined case load for patients having elective surgery under General Anaesthetic, including taking history, physical examination, ordering investigations and interpreting results, make assessment of care needs and develop and assess programmers and standards of care. Working with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure safe and appropriate care. Provides specialist education and training to other members of the team.

Main duties of the job

o Work closely with secretaries and contact center to ensure patients are processed in a timely manner.o Provides and receives highly complex, sensitive or contentious information where there are significant barriers to acceptance which need to be overcome using developed interpersonal and communication skills which would be required when communicating in a potentially hostileor highly emotional atmosphere.o Act as an information and teaching resource for nurses, medical students, nursing students and patients.o Maintain important links with the anesthetists and the wider multi-disciplinary team.o Act as a point of contact ensuring that patients have access to support, advice and guidance.around their care and treatment plan.o Writes up history and findings using current pre-assessment documentation.o Corresponds with surgeons, secretaries, GPs and the wider multi-disciplinary team to ensure safe and appropriate communication of information.o Must be able to demonstrate the English language proficiency level required for this post

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • o Professional knowledge acquired through degree supplemented by diploma level specialist training, experience, short courses
  • o 1 st level live NMC required registered nurse
  • o Evidence of qualification to undertake the supervision, teaching and assessing of students (essential requirement for post, expectation this will be completed within an 18 month period).
  • o PP126/127. D32/33 or equivalent
  • o Extended scope of practice skills
  • o IT skills
  • o Previous experience as a staff nurse

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Northumbria House

Silver Fox Way



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