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Enhanced Clinical Practitioner

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are recruiting for a Pre-operative Assessment Enhanced Clinical Practitioner who wishes to join our Pre-operative Assessment Unit at #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients and staff receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

This is an exciting time in the pre-operative assessment unit Isle of Wight, as we are undergoing a transformation in line with the elective surgical recovery program and are reviewing our services, expanding our team and exploring opportunities to enhance our clinical practice delivery.

Part time hours - Hours split to cover Monday Friday 08:00 18:00 service (excluding bank holidays).

Are you a Registered Nurse currently working within in the speciality of Preoperative Assessment looking for a new challenge? Are you an existing specialist nurse or Enhanced Clinical Practitioner with relevant experience looking for a new challenge in this enhanced clinical practice role? Then your new role is waiting for you with the support of experienced nursing and Anaesthetist mentors.

If you are highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated to improving clinical practice with innovative ideas, enjoy change management and are passionate about delivering a quality service we would be delighted to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

There has never been a more exciting time to use your existing History Taking and Physical Assessment skills, patient caseload management and leadership skills, as part of a team to advance this speciality service further within this autonomous role.

The role will include working with the current team to provide our patients with the highest quality clinical assessments to identify any clinical concerns that could increase the patients peri operative risk, ordering further investigations, interpreting results as per department Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines, making sound clinical decisions as to when to refer to an Anaesthetist, surgeon or GP for further review and condition management, and ensure the patient is prepared for, and fit, to safely proceed for their planned surgery and recovery.

We provide support to patients over 18 years of age in the specialities of: General surgery, Breast, Gynaecology, ENT, Maxillofacial, Urology, Orthopaedics and Ophthalmology procedures.

If you are interested and would like an informal visit or discussion, please contact Leisa Gardiner, Lead Nurse for pre-assessment Work mobile: 07867141400 or via email or Kirsty Robertson, Lead Enhanced Clinical Practitioner via email or work mobile 07823587586.

Interview date TBC

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications and role specific knowledge


  • Educated to degree level in Nursing
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Current registration with NMC, HPC and or other statutory body
  • Completed specialist Trust internal education and competencies (or equivalent experience)
  • Completed Level 6/7 Accredited History Taking and Physical Assessment course or
  • Completed a Peri operative Association pre assessment nurses' course or equivalent experience
  • Substantial post registration experience in the relevant Acute care speciality


  • Experience of coordinating a clinical unit
  • ECG and blood testing interpretation course or equivalent experience
  • Management Essentials

Physical Skills


  • Physically capable of performing the role and responsibilities expected of the post holder e.g., manual handling of patients


  • Attend annual update and complete e-learning modules, as required in relation to manual handling



  • Professional/role model
  • Flexible
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to motivate others and maintain own motivation

Comunication Skills


  • Able to deliver complex, sensitive information effectively
  • Effective communicator with patients, carers, and members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Develop and maintain communication with people about difficult matters and/or in difficult situations

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St.Marys' Hospital NHS Trust

Parkhurst Road


PO30 5TG

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