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Sister/Charge Nurse - Pre Assessment

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Pre-Operative Assessment Service is nurse led and duties include assessing patients, ensuring the smooth running of clinics, reviewing & actioning investigation results and liaising with other members of the multi-disciplinary team in planning for admission and discharge. You will support the Senior Sister in the training and developing of staff. You will be expected to uphold and ensure that high standards of care and professionalism are maintained and delivered with care and compassion.

Main duties of the job

The job holder will take responsibility for patients within the unit ensuring that they are appropriately triaged, assessed and where appropriate have effective management plans in place. You will ensure the care they receive is safe, compassionate and of the best quality. This will include referring to other colleagues and clinicians for support and advice as necessary to promote safe outcomes for patients

The job holder will also play a key role in the management and leadership of the unit deputising for the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in his/her absence. This will include assisting with teaching, mentoring, and assessing students, trainees and professional staff, promoting a learning culture.

The job holder will be responsible for leading the nursing team in assessing, planning and co-ordinating individualised care, for patients requiring elective surgical procedures, to minimise on the day theatre cancellations and contribute to meeting treatment and access targets.

The job holder will be responsible for working with the Senior Sister and other members of the CSU in the development of the service and along with the departmental Senior Sister, ensures the implementation and adherence of Trust, National and professional policies, whilst ensuring all team members develop both professionally and practically.

About us

Our People Charter outlines the behaviours we can expect from one another and what you can expect from Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust:
  • We value people
  • We are one team
  • We care

We're keen to meet people who share these values and are passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are seeking a proactive, self-motivated, and experienced pre assessment nurse to work alongside the Senior Sister and provide exceptional leadership to the team. We are looking for a dynamic and skilled individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to provide visible nursing leadership and an effective and high-quality service. You will be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, an understanding of change management processes, and be open to developing and progressing new ideas and innovative ways of working. The role requires an individual who is passionate about delivering high standards of patient centered care and a professional role model. The role requires an individual with a keen passion for supporting service development and change management, and who will alongside the senior sister effectively implement positive working and progress positive outcomes for both the teams working in the pre operative assessment unit and also the patients who use our service .

Person Specification



  • Post registration experience at Band 6, including experience of working in a relevant clinical specialty
  • Change management skills and experience.
  • Management of clinical risk experience
  • Experience in a range of clinical specialties


  • Practice Development knowledge/experience
  • Experience of leading/managing a team of staff



  • Good verbal and written command of English
  • Computer literacy including email, data entry, PowerPoint
  • Leadership & communication skills
  • Leadership course/qualification
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Effective listening and interpersonal skills
  • Appraisal Skills


  • Presentation skills



  • Knowledge of change management processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of application of relevant National Guidance e.g. National Service Frameworks, NICE etc
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the NHS national and Trust's targets and priorities
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the needs of the specific patient group
  • Recruitment and Selection, Appraisal and other relevant HR/People management training



  • RGN
  • Teaching and assessing qualification eg. ENB 6590 (998) or equivalent
  • Diploma/Degree in Nursing or equivalent experience


  • Post registration qualification / training in area of clinical speciality
  • ENB Courses applicable to specialism

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Pre Operative Assessment Unit - St Lukes Hospital

Great Horton Road



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