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Staff Nurse (Pre-Operative Assessment) - Full Time & Part Time

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 Staff Nurse (Pre-Operative Assessment)

**Full Time & Part Time Available**

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated professional to join our pre-operative assessment team.

Working alongside our experienced nurses and anaesthetists you will be a key team member supporting the trust's elective recovery and a pivotal driving force in optimising patients before their surgical procedures.

As a band 5 staff nurse, we will support you to gain an exemplary level of expertise in the pre-operative specialty managing a case load of patients within General Surgery, to include Breast care and Angiography, Urology, Trauma and Orthopaedics and Gynaecology.

Our commitment to both you and our patients is on a first class level with development opportunities that will support your surgical expertise and fulfil the requirements of NMC revalidation.

This includes: a comprehensive induction programme, an established competency portfolio, an in-house training schedule supported by anaesthetics and support to undertake any identified adjacent university modules.

Main duties of the job

This post would ideally suit a nurse keen to develop their professional profile someone who recognises opportunities for improvements and is a motivator to drive forward changes within the unit.

A dynamic and enthusiastic nurse with the ambition to succeed, willingness to learn and ability to work with the whole team in support of the senior sister to lead the department into the future.

We are looking for a nurse who understands the impact that a good experience within our department can have on a patient's health journey and is keen to ensure this is delivered to every patient using the service.

A nurse keen to develop their assessment skills, has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and motivated to develop skills and training appropriate to the role would be an ideal candidate for this post.

We can offer you:
  • Flexible working including, working from home options and flexible hours.
  • Full or part-time opportunities.
  • Exceptional development opportunities and support.

About you:

We want to hear from you if you feel you can bring the following exemplary attributes to our team:
  • The ability to perform at a high standard.
  • Work well within teams.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • A passion to learn and support others to learn.

About us

We are committed to a model of continuous improvement which underpins our current work to transform the services of our pre-operative teams, this is driven by evidenced based practice and strives to adhere to the national benchmarks set by the Pre-operative Association.

Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values: Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder is responsible for undertaking and recording a comprehensive nursing assessment without supervision and is accountable for the information obtained and subsequent care delivery. Is able to process information obtained, clear patients for surgery or make any ongoing referrals and follow up results according to an established and comprehensive set of guidelines and criteria.

Teach and supervise more junior staff, students and the non-registered nursing workforce.

Be accountable for care or any omissions of care that you delegate to others.

Act as role model, delivering care with empathy and compassion as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Please refer to the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further details.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse - part 1
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of recent continuous professional development


  • Educated to degree level or working towards
  • Able to demonstrate academic interest



  • Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment


  • Experience in speciality may be an advantage

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road



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