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Anaesthetic Pre-Assessment Nurse

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Per Annum (Pro rata for Part Time)
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Anaesthesia nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An wonderful opportunity has arisen to join our pre-assessment team.

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic band 5 nurse. You will be responsible for the delivery of care in the Anaesthetic Assessment Unit, as part of a consultant supported nursing team, undertaking pre-operative anaesthetic risk assessment of patients for elective surgery.

You will develop the skills to become an autonomous practitioner, able to obtain a thorough past medical history alongside a nursing assessment. You will request appropriate clinical investigations in line with national and Trust protocols and escalate any concerns to senior clinical colleagues, according to clear, established protocols and policies. You will provide a high level of communication by liaising with all appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team, specific to individual patient needs.

Main duties of the job

Previous pre-assessment experience, although desirable, is not essential. You will be supported in the development of skills necessary for comprehensive, individualised anaesthetic pre-assessment whilst maintaining a progressive attitude towards patient care. You will be required to be able to work independently and organise your own workload whilst being part of a wider team.

Assist in the planning of the pre-assessment clinics.

Work under the indirect supervision of a senior nurse.

Ensure implementation of workplace policies and procedures.

Research and undertake audit relevant to the field of pre-assessment.

Provide clinical advice and support to staff and patients within own level of competence.

Access, plan, implement, and evaluate holistic, high quality and individualised care which respects a patient's person, dignity and beliefs.

Maintain a safe working environment for patients, visitors and staff.

Maintain and promote effective communication within the care team and with colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors.

Act as a mentor to students including teaching, assessing and upholding the philosophy of evidence based practice.

Maintain a professional profile and develop skills, knowledge and competencies adhering to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and Trust Policies and Procedures.

To manage the clinic ensuring safe and effective patient care.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details about this varied and rewarding role, please see attached job description.

We look forward to your application.

Person Specification

Registered Nurse


  • Registered Nurse


  • Willingness to complete further degree level courses.

Minimum 2 years post registration surgical experience


  • Minimum 2 years surgical experience


  • Counselling Skills course ENB 998 or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Court Road



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