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Pre Op Assessment Sister

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata (dependent on experience)
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The Pre Op Assessment Sister (B7) will have an excellent knowledge of pre- operative assessment and the prehab processes. They are accountable and responsible for the care delivery and management of the Pre Operative Assessment and Surgical admissions for elective surgical patients . The B7, Pre Op Assessment Sister will promote and monitor safe and effective practice, enhance the patient experience, provide effective leadership and management, and contribute to the delivery of the Trust/Divisional objectives.

They must ensure delivery of high quality, responsive, safe, efficient and compassionate care.

The B7 will act as a leader and role model, adopting a flexible approach in a role which encompasses leadership, management, and clinical responsibilities.

They must have excellent communication skills ( verbal , written and telephone)

Demonstrate pride in their work and enthusiasm for quality of care of patients attending the Pre- Operative Assessment Department.

Main duties of the job

They are responsible for professional day to day clinical leadership.

?Produces information leaflets? Simple process mapping? Completes audit of service outcomes, including incident reports. Identifies trends and change of practice when required? Presents case studies at clinical governance? Responds to complaints? Responsible for sickness and absence Human Resources? Provides training within POA? Implements development of team with educational program? Awareness and implementation of latest national guidelines and clinical practice changes? Aspire to Delivering lectures within the Preoperative Association conference

Able to explore a patients past medical history to illicit detailed history , request all pathology, skilled to complete chest auscultation

Interpret abnormal findings and take appropriate action , work in Autonomy

Able to complete medication history and advise on medication changes prior to admission in accordance with UKCPA guidance

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and Person Specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • RGN. 1st Level
  • Current NMC Registration -
  • Degree in nursing or health related topic or willingness to work towards
  • Qualification in Teaching, Assessing and Mentoring
  • Evidence of Masters level academic study or willingness to work towards Masters (in relevant health related subject)


  • Management qualification
  • Non-Medical Prescribing
  • Relevant post registration qualification at level 3

Public Sector Language Competency


  • Be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard

Knowledge and Experience


  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice particularly within Pre operative Assessment of surgical and orthopaedic patients
  • Significant relevant Pre Op clinical and management experience
  • Effective standard setting, monitoring and feedback
  • Understanding of NMC Code of Practice and requirements of it for practice and behaviour and its application to the management of staff and self
  • Understanding of the principles and application of effective budgetary management
  • Understanding of the principles and application of effective staff and HR management/appraisals
  • Understanding the theory and application of clinical governance


  • Undertaken nursing research
  • Experience and knowledge of advanced practice/protocols

Skills and Abilities


  • Highly effective communication skills - verbally and written to staff, patients and relatives including in situations of conflict or distress
  • Able to gain credibility with and influence colleagues including influencing clinical changes where appropriate
  • Strong organisational skills - prioritising complex situations
  • The Ability to lead and influence change
  • Able to accept responsibility for ward/area working under own initiative within the boundaries of role
  • Demonstrates ability to take overall responsibility and accountability
  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Clinical expert in defined area of work
  • Able to advise on and implement improvements to the quality and efficiency of care for patients in ward/area
  • Ability to act as facilitator, mentor and supervisor to colleagues
  • Familiar with current local and national nursing issues related to Pre op assessment
  • Information technology skills
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care
  • Demonstrates ability to implement and utilise audit data to improve quality
  • Initiative

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Marlborough Street



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