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Registered Nurse

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
There has never been a better time to join our team working within our nurse led Pre-Operative Assessment Service (POAS). We will enable you to develop valuable clinical skills to include collating histories, assessments, clinical decision making, recording ECG's and phlebotomy. There are also opportunities to undertake link nurse roles and participate in service development projects and away days.

You might you may already be experienced in preoperative assessment or have previous surgical or acute experience however, you will receive a supernumerary period and be supported by in-house training and a competency document.

With your passion for quality care and previous preoperative assessment and/or surgical experience, you will enjoy the chance to play a key role in supporting the delivery of high quality preoperative care, now and in the future. In return for your dedication, determination and enthusiasm, we will assist you with your own personal career development.

Please note this post is not suitable for applicants who are required to undertake the OSCE training programme. Applicants who do not have current valid UK NMC registration will not be considered for this post.

Main duties of the job

Our service is responsible for assessing, screening and preparing all adult electivesurgicalpatients prior to surgery. We help to reduce complications, lengths of stay, and long-term morbidity and mortality by:
  • Risk assessment and stratification
  • Optimisation of comorbidities and lifestyle to reduce risk
  • Shared, informed decision-making
  • Triaging patients to receive the appropriate resources to support their recovery
  • Pre-anaesthesia screening
  • Undertaking tests in line with local and national guidance

This is an autonomous role in a busy, innovative, nurse-led department which operates 7 days a week and offers opportunities to rotate across both of our sites:
  • University Hospital Coventry
  • The Hospital of St Cross, Rugby

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our culture and ways of working reflect and embed the practices and methodologies of UHCWi. You are expected, where identified, to attend and complete relevant training and development opportunities to support this. This may include Lean for Leaders, Advanced Lean Training, and the Human Factors Programme, amongst others. Full attendance and completion of identified courses is considered essential and a pre requisite for this post.

Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.

Effectively communicate information regarding clinical decisions, policy and care pathways to patients/carers and the multi-professional team including situations where difficulties in comprehension occur.

A competent practitioner, teaching, assessing and supervising/providing mentorship to appropriate students or junior staff.

Responsible for clinical assessment of a group of patients and management of a team, ensuring appropriate care is planned, implemented and evaluated, involving patients and users.

Organisation of cross-departmental/organisational activities to support patient care pathways.

Demonstrate technical and/or practical skills to ensure optimum patient care management including patient observations equipment management and administration of agreed invasive tests/procedures.

Utilise and ensure others utilise information and IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce and resource data.

Manage expected (and occasional unexpected) clinical events requiring high but unpredictable levels of physical effort according to patient dependency/clinical need, referring to a senior member of staff where appropriate e.g. in an unexpected event.

Support patients, carers and others during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.g. imparting bad news or following an unexpected event.

Promote and monitor adherence to Health and Safety and Trust policy designed to protect healthcare staff and service users from known hazards.

For further details please see the attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospital/St Cross

Clifford Bridge RD/Barby Rd



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