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Paediatric Pre-Admission Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
This is an exciting opportunity for two enthusiastic individuals with clinical experience to join the pre-operative assessment team. The prospective post holder will be a registered paediatric nurse.

The main objective of the unit is to assess and optimise patients for elective surgery at RMCH, ensuring communication between the MDT. The prospective post holders will require a broad knowledge of surgery and the anaesthetic process and must have post-registration experience as a band 5 staff nurse.

The vacancy is a fixed term contract for 12 months. Precise working hours will be discussed at interview however the service runs 8:00-18:00 Monday-Friday.

Main duties of the job

The Paediatric Pre-Assessment Service plays a critical role in assessing the anesthesia-related risks for children who are scheduled for elective surgeries. Your responsibilities will involve conducting a thorough clinical evaluation of the child, including the assessment of vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse, and BMI. Additionally, you may need to perform clinical procedures like a 12-lead ECG recording and venepuncture as necessary. Furthermore, you'll be tasked with gathering a comprehensive medical, surgical, and family history.

Before admission, you will ensure that all required test results and reviews are gathered and organised. Effective collaboration with a diverse team of healthcare professionals is essential, including anaesthetists, surgeons, play therapists, scheduling staff, and specialised teams. Strong communication skills are a must for effective teamwork. Additionally, the role requires the ability to make independent, evidence-based decisions, using national, Trust, and local standards as guiding principles.

Providing support to children and their families is a pivotal aspect of this role. You will be expected to communicate information clearly and succinctly, offering an overview of the anaesthetic procedure while highlighting any potential risks. Collaboration with the broader healthcare team will be necessary to address any concerns and implement reasonable accommodations as needed.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • RN Child


  • Clinical examination qualification



  • MDT working
  • Post-registration experience


  • Experience within paediatric surgical specialities
  • Evidence of IQP



  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Organisational skills


  • Venepuncture trained
  • ECG experience

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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