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Band 6 Pre-assessment Nurse

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Upon Thames
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa incl HCAS (outer) pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The pre-assessment Nurse will be responsible for the assessment of all elective surgical patients both Day surgery and In- patients in all specialties.The pre-assessment nurse will work alongside the pre-assessment team, surgical Matron and service line managers in order to continually improve on the service we deliver to patients.

Main duties of the job

-Prepare elective surgical patients for procedures at least one month in advance of their surgery.-Perform a thorough clinical history taking and carry out physical assessment in order to assess suitability for elective procedures and to identify risk factors contra-indicating surgery.-Order appropriate clinical investigations.-Make referrals to the relevant members of the multi-disciplinary team.Please note: Interviews will be held on 7-Dec-2023

About us

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country - close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames.We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

The Trust has defined its culture as one that is patient centred which puts safety first and where all staff take responsibility, are valued and value each other. To support our values we are all:-

Caring - we design and deliver care around each individual patient's needs and wants Safe - we make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern (safety comes first) Responsible - all staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputationInspiring-we always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients

And that we:Value each other - we all value each other's contribution.

Our training, policies, procedures, and practices are all intended to support behaviours in line with with our values and all staff are expected to uphold these by 'Living Our Values Everyday'

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification

Education and training


  • RGN 1st Level
  • ENB 998/C& G 730 / Mentorship
  • Achieved or working towards obtaining Physical assessment and clinical decision-making module


  • Degree/Msc
  • NMP course (Non-medical prescribing course)

Skills and Experience


  • At least 3 years acute surgical / ITU or theatre experience
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent Clinical skills
  • Assertive and Motivated


  • Previous Pre assessment experience
  • Computer literate and knowledge of CRS
  • Experience of working in various surgical specialist areas

Employer details

Employer name

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Galsworthy Road

Kingston Upon Thames


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