Due to the continued development and growth of the Pre-operative Assessment Unit, an opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 5 Staff Nurse/HCPC to join our dynamic and progressive team.
The preoperative assessment unit is a nurse-led service with support from Consultant Anaesthetists. You will be part of a supportive team but you will need to be able to work independently within a clinic and utilise your critical thinking skills. You will assess the patient's health status, recognising any risks of surgery/ anaesthesia so that they can be minimised, eliminated or accommodated prior to surgery, according to agreed pathways.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the pre-operative assessment of patients being prepared for a wide variety of surgical procedures. This candidate will be required to undergo the Preoperative Assessment Association course within the first two years working for the department, which will be provided.
Permanent - Part Time 15hrs p/wMain duties of the job
To provide effective Nurse led Pre-Operative Assessment toallelective or urgent surgical patients across all specialties and work within the multi-disciplinary team. To gain and be confident with clinical decision making related to anaesthesia.
We have recently introduced and digital documentation system to provide all of our patients with a higher standard of care. Utilising clinical noting and email to document clearly and communicate with the multi-disciplinary team is extremely important. Some of the surgical specialties include orthopaedics, urology, gynaecology, breast, ENT, general surgery, dental, dermatology, colorectal, and ophthalmology.About us
Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.
Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.
We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care wed want for our family and friends.
More than 3,500 people work for the Trust they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.
The Trust encourages applications from people outside of the NHS and welcomes the valuable experiences and skills they can bring to the organisation.
We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.
Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time all the time.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see the attached job description and person specification for the full details on the role and responsibilities.Person SpecificationEducation & QualificationsEssential
- First / Second Level Registration
Skills, Knowledge & AbilitiesEssential
- Experience of post registration within surgical
- Experience within Pre Op Assessment
- Time Management of self & others
- Ability to influence at management & team level
- Good knowledge of Government initiatives or equivalent
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience within relevant clinical areas
Wye Valley NHS TrustAddress
Hereford County Hospital
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