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Band 7 Pre-Operative Assessment Nurse/Charge Nurse

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
In Summer 2024, Solihull Hospital opens six new theatres (13 in total) seeing an extra 11500 operations each year. We've made a great start and as the building now starts to take shape, we are focusing our attentions on recruiting an amazing colleague to lead the teams in the delivery and expansion of the Pre op assessment service. We would be delighted to welcome applications for our Band 7 nurse/Charge nurse opportunity to join our well-established and progressive team at Solihull.

Working with Matron Jo Blake, you will use your knowledge about Pre -operative assessment to positively lead, coach and support all our amazing colleagues. The Pre-Assessment team consist of up to 25 staff which includes, healthcare support workers and nursing colleagues - who collectively deliver the agreed goals and targets of the service. As the successful candidate you will work in conjunction with all specialties to deliver the best care for our patients as they begin their surgical journey in the trust.

Main duties of the job

Communication within the role is key -- as the first point of clinical contact for our patients you will instinctively uphold and ensure high standards of care and professionalism -- ensuring standards of care and compassion are maintained.

Our award winning UHB School of Nursing where you can be assured of, quality education, wellbeing, leadership, and all aspects of personal development. Within the School we offer a range of internal/external pathways to Research, master's and PHD's that can be tailored to your career ambitions.

You can expect a warm and friendly welcome from the Pre-Operative Assessment team and the wider Solihull Team -- where you will embrace of values of Kind, Connected and Bold, whilst deliver first class patient care.

As a Band 7, your starting salary will be 43,742 rising to 50,056, with ongoing education and personal development. This, along with a public sector pension, 27 days annual leave (rising with service) and the opportunity to buy and sell leave.

Isn't it about time that you considered the move?

Yes, then we'd love to hear from you. You can simply apply via this advert, drop us an email at to arrange a meeting a tour of the hospital or contact Jo Blake at for more information.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Adult Nurse on NMC register


  • *Health care management / Leadership Qualification



  • *Professional Portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration
  • *Substantial relevant and recent clinical experience within a complex health care setting or Acute NHS setting working as a deputy Manager Band 6 position including the supervision and education of junior staff/ students .
  • *Can demonstrate understanding / experience / in practice based supervision / assessment as detailed in the Nursing & Midwifery Council ( NMC ) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • *Demonstrable current, recent experience of team leadership and management within the healthcare setting.
  • *Demonstrable understanding of the management responsibility for pay and non-pay resources associated with the clinical service.
  • *Evidence of effective multi-professional working.
  • *Experience of being a mentor
  • *Demonstration of a significant contribution to innovative practice or change management
  • *Experience in interviewing and selection of staff
  • *Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice
  • *Demonstrate an ability, experience, passion in the following areas. (E )
  • oLeadership
  • oTeam building
  • oManaging Resources
  • oTime management
  • oRole modelling
  • oChange management/ clinical developments
  • oClinical governance
  • oAudit and research
  • oWorkforce planning / management
  • oNHS policy and political awareness
  • oKnowledge of clinical governance

Additional Criteria


  • *Demonstrates the key strengths and motivators for relating to others.
  • *Competence in expanded clinical practice associated with the role.
  • *Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • *I.T skills
  • *Proven ability to analyse data and identify data trends
  • *Able to effectively present information to groups /health care professionals.
  • *Ability to work under pressure across competing demands /properties.
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Approachable and friendly
  • *Supportive
  • *Flexible
  • * Well organised
  • *Good communicator
  • *Ability to delegate and supervise
  • TBC at appointment
  • *Willingness to work core shift patterns for the area Monday to Friday with occasional out of hours /weekend working
  • OR
  • *Undertake a range of shift patterns to cover 24/7 period when working as part of a peer group with occasions of out of hours / weekend working

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Solihull Hospital

Lode Ln


West Midlands

B91 2JL

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