Registered Nurse - Pre-Op Assessment Unit

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide high standards of individualised care for the people who use our services ,whilst maintaining their privacy and dignity at all time.

When working in the surgical Surgical Admissions Unit to help ensure a smooth running of the department and the timely arrival of patients to theatre. Liaising with the theatres and the multidisciplinary team on a daily basis to ensure good communication and patient outcomes

You will be expected to provide high quality and concise pre-assessment for elective surgical patients and to help ensure efficient and safe patient based care to patients on the day of surgery

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake nurse led pre-operative assessments
  • Provide health promotion advice and ensure that appropriate verbal and written information relating to their surgery is given
  • Adhere to NICE Guidelines for Pre-operative Assessment and Anaesthetics
  • Co-ordinate the Surgical Admissions Unit to ensure the smooth running of the department
  • Admit patients, ensuring they are prepared for and transited to theatre safely
  • Prepare notes in accordance with clinic guidelines and ensuring confidentiality is maintained at all times
  • Administer prescribed medication effectively and safely according to Trust requirements and in line with NMC guidelines
  • Organise own day to day work
  • Mentor student nurses and provide support for all learners in the department.
  • Be responsive to change and able to work in an environment which has constant interruptions
  • Support other members of the team acting as a role model at all times
  • On occasions take charge of an area in the absence of more senior staff
  • Communicate effectively with patients, staff and relatives
  • Participate in surveys/research/audits
  • To report all sickness absence in accordance with Trust Policy

About us

We are a small friendly team who manage our own daily workload to deliver high standards of patient centred care.

Nurse responsibilities includemonitoring vital signs, administering medications, and maintaining patient records. Ultimately, you will work directly with patients before and after they complete a surgical procedure in our facility to ensure they receive necessary medical attention.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.


Person Specification



  • NMC Registered (Level 1) Adult Nursing


  • Degree in nursing or on a pathway
  • Interest in or experience of specialist surgery: head and neck, ENT, vascular, gynaecology and maxilla facial surgery

Knowledge and Experience


  • Previous surgical experience
  • Evidence of meeting PREP requirements
  • Knowledge of Clinical governance
  • Knowledge of individual responsibility to health and safety and clinical risk


  • Previous pre-assessment experience
  • Awareness of the NHS plan and current initiatives that affect us particularly in the south west penninsular

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Surgical Admissions / Pre-assessment

Level 7 ,Torbay Hospital



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