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Pre Operative Assessment Nurse

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a enthusiastic and motivated individual to be part of the Pre Operative Assessment service in Bronglais General Hospital. As a band 6, you will be a senior member of the team, coordinating the department and line managing junior staff.

The pre assessment nurse is independently responsible for arranging and providing a comprehensive , effective , efficient assessment process for patients referred for inpatient, day case or specialist surgery . The nurse is responsible for maintaining accurate associated records at all times.

As a pre assessment nurse you will need to independently obtain a comprehensive medical and nursing history, instigate relevant investigations and perform a physical examinations as appropriate. It is essential that you have excellent communication skills in order to provide pre operative information and health education.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role involve the day to day running of the clinics, liaising with other department, stakeholders and multi disciplinary services.

Line manging staff, active involvement with appraisals, sickness reviews, staff rotas and general enquiries.

Autonomously manage a caseload of patients. This may include patients who have complicated health care needs/anaesthetic complications and complex social issues within the pre assessment unit.

Collect data for Audits and Benchmarking. E.g. monitoring uncontrolled chronic health problems / Patient activity / screening of patients.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews will be held on 07/06/24

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 12,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (six of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • RGN Level 1
  • Diploma/Degree
  • Relevant Post graduate diploma level qualifications
  • Specific clinical training / education related to pre-oprative care such as Pre-operative assesment course Anaesthetic and recovery certificate / diploma
  • Physical assessment and history taking
  • Possess excellent communication skills.
  • Experience and knowledge in clinical examination skills and patient history taking.
  • Assessing Anaesthetic risks
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Evidence of continual professional development.


  • Post graduate degree.
  • Enrolled on masters pathway



  • Background in surgical nursing in surgical / medical / critical are / Anaesthetic or recovery nursing or extensive knowledge in pre-admission
  • Experience in taking an accurate and comprehensive medical and nursing history.
  • Evidence of informal / formal teaching.


  • Teaching qualification
  • ECDL
  • Microsoft office

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Bronglais General Hospital

Caradoc road


SY23 1ER

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