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Junior Sister Pre operative assessment

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

  • The Pre-Operative Assessment unit looks after all patients having surgery and surgical procedures within the RUH catchment seeing approximately 1400 patients a month.
  • The Role of the Junior Sister within this Unit is to provide an advanced level of assessment and clinical examination to patients assessed as requiring this level of assessment either by the nurse practitioner themselves or colleagues within the department. The candidate is able to refer and facilitate further investigation of such patients
  • The Unit liaises closely with clinicians, anaesthetists and all members of the multidisciplinary team and surgical division members.

Main duties of the job

Assess, plan and deliver clinical care appropriate to the needs of the Pre-operative Assessment patient group and, following discussion and agreement from the manager and the multi-disciplinary team, develop policy and procedure to support role.

Adapt an innovative approach to incorporate new/emerging therapies and developments within the service and to discuss with the unit manager, and agree any development of skill required of the service.

To plan and deliver programmes to address patient's complex and changing health needs so that these patients are optimised for their surgery or surgical procedure.

To monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others in own area of work and report any issues to unit manager.

To provide nursing advice for patients, relatives and nursing staff within the specialist area during initial assessment after any additional tests and at final determination of fitness status.

To assist the unit manager in maintaining and developing nurse led services, where appropriate and when in the best interest of the patient and carers. Providing specialist clinical knowledge.

To provide information to the patients, relatives and caregivers about the treatment options and programmes, assessments, investigations, surgery, follow-up.

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Person Specification

Qualification and training


  • Has the training and experience to undertake specific Pre-operative role and has achieved competencies


  • Post registration qualifications in areas relevent to the service- PACR, Nursing degree, evidence of further study

Knowledge and experience


  • oBroad range of clinical experience and a minimum of 3 years of working in relevant clinical speciality or related area.


  • Evidence of work in this area and demonstrates an understanding of the role based on their experience.

Knowledge and Experience


  • oBasic knowledge of using MS Windows Office applications and Excel.


  • Can demonstrate this with the quality of their application and supporting evidence of courses in this area or qualifications.

Specific Skills


  • oParticipated in service development and implementation of change


  • Evidence of this on the application and able to discuss coherently and knowledgeably at interview.u

Specific Skills


  • Able to demonstrate decision making skills


  • Written evidece of this and able to discuss at interview

Specific Skills


  • oStrong organisational skills - Able to organise own workload to ensure completion in the most efficient & effective way.


  • Able to provide examples of this at interview and on application

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Royal United Hospital

Combe Park



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