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Pre Assessment Nurse

Employer
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Location
Swansea
Salary
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum (pro-rata if part-time)
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidenced-based nursing care, working collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families.

Assist in the management and organisation of their clinical area and participating in the education, development and supervision of other staff members.

The post holder is expected to participate in the screening and pre-assessment of patients undergoing a variety of elective surgical procedures and will work as a member of the pre-assessment team in an out-patient capacity.

The post holder is expected to work closely with all disciplines to ensure the promotion of high standards for all patients requiring all aspects of Pre-operative care encompassing a variety of specialties and will participate in the planning of patient admissions and discharges from hospital and preparation of patients for surgery.

The post holder may be required to work across all of the health boards sites.

Main duties of the job

Assess the patients nursing needs, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care in order to ensure the delivery of effective patient care.

Participate in the nurse led clinic to undertake patient assessments across a complex and changing caseload to ensure patients are prepared for surgery

Liaise with Anaesthetists, Surgeons, GPs and other members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure a streamlined Pre-operative service for patients

Ensure the principles set out in the Fundamentals of Care are incorporated into daily practice to ensure a high quality service for the patients and clients.

Maintain patients nursing records to ensure information is accurate and up to date

Ensure that patients and carers/relatives are involved in the planning and delivery of care.

Ensure patient needs are met by working collaboratively with other professionals and agencies, especially in relation to ongoing care needs.

Communicate complex and sensitive information to patients/families, including patients with special needs/learning disabilities or other barriers to communication.

Recognise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.

Provide health promotion advice and patient teaching to optimise health prior to surgery - smoking cessation, fasting and medicines management.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidenced-based nursing care, working collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families.

Assist in the management and organisation of their clinical area and participating in the education, development and supervision of other staff members.

The post holder is expected to participate in the screening and pre-assessment of patients undergoing a variety of elective surgical procedures and will work as a member of the pre-assessment team in an out-patient capacity.

The post holder is expected to work closely with all disciplines to ensure the promotion of high standards for all patients requiring all aspects of Pre-operative care encompassing a variety of specialties and will participate in the planning of patient admissions and discharges from hospital and preparation of patients for surgery.

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

Person Specification

skills & competencies

Essential

  • ability to document patient history accurately
  • communicating with MDT


Desirable

  • awareness of trust policies


Experience / Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC registered nurse part 1
  • Evidence of direct nursing care
  • Intrests in developing nursing skills
  • Minimum 2 years post registration experience


Desirable

  • evidence of post registration study & training
  • knowledge of anaesthetics, recovery & ITU
  • Awareness of trust policies


personal/ disposition

Essential

  • ability to work under pressure
  • ability to manage workload and own time


Desirable

  • Welsh speaker


english

Essential

  • Knowledge of IT systems - WPAS & clinical portal


Desirable

  • surgical knowledge


Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Address

Singleton Hospital

Sketty Lane

Swansea

SA31 3HB

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130-NMR193-0624

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