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Pre Operative Assessment Nurse

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year 0
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Pre-operative department is a busy department providing care for Gynaecology patients awaiting elective surgery in Gynaecology. The role will be for a Nurse in the department to provide care and effectively assess patients requiring surgery and manage patients care requirements. Liaising with the MDT team, Clinicians, and colleagues to ensure the patients receive the best care.

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake pre-operative assessment of patients requiring elective gynecological surgery including:
  • Health Assessment
  • Providing advice & information to patients by explanation of planned procedures to include surgery, admission & nursing care
  • Phlebotomy
  • Recording and interpretation of ECG
  • Review of investigations results and escalating abnormal results
  • To ensure that all patients receive all information at an appropriate level to enable them to give informed consent.
  • Refer to anesthetic colleagues as per patient pathway
    • Liaising with admissions and patient regarding arranging surgery date
    • Assisting with development of integrating care pathways for elective patients.
    • Supervision and assistance with professional development of nursing staff working in pre-operative assessment department and new starters.
    • To undertake training and maintain own competence required for the position ensuring all practice is in line with evidence base.
    • To assess the emotional/psychological needs of patients and offer support and counseling as required. Referring to relevant services such as safeguarding for management support of patient
    • Practice in accordance with guidelines and procedures for the department and trust, Ensuring best practice.
    • Plan monitor and evaluate ongoing training and relevant education and development opportunities for a defined nursing team and participate in the teams annual training needs analysis.

    About us

    Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

    Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

    Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

    Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

    Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

    When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

    Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

    Person Specification



    • NMC Registration
    • Evidence of recent and on-going professional development


    • Course in Mentoring and assessing in clinical practice

    Knowledge & Nature of Experience


    • Relevant experience post registration training
    • Understanding of professional and current issues in nursing

    Analytical & Judgement Skills


    • To have the ability to practice independently and manage own workload and priority.
    • Ability to undertake data input, collection, analysis, audit and evaluation
    • Ability to be flexible for the needs of the service
    • Able to think quickly in a rapidly changing environment



    • Sound understanding of professional nurse accountability
    • Excellent IT skills. Able to engage with IT programmes that support patient care
    • Able to communicate effectively via emai



    • Interpersonal skills Excellent verbal and written communication skill
    • Ability to complete written documentation comprehensively
    • Good time management skills
    • Demonstrates ability to work as either part of a team or on own initiative
    • Able to plan and prioritise daily workload to ensure high quality and safe care for all patients
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of equality and inclusion
    • Demonstrate conduct and behaviours in keeping with the NMC Code


    • Counselling skills
    • Keen to develop specialist skills

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


    Birmingham Women's Hospital

    Mindleson Road


    B15 2TG

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