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Pre Operative Assessment Nurse Clinical Specialist

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic (POAC), is responsible for the Pre-Operative Assessment of patients being prepared for a wide variety of surgical procedures, ensuring patients are physically and emotionally optimised to proceed for surgery.

The post holder will be required to provide specialist advice which is integral in ensuring that patients undergoing surgery receive the appropriate care to ensure the highest outcomes, and patient centred care.

Main duties of the job

The role includes: -
  • Working closely with all disciplines of staff to ensure the promotion of high standards of Pre-Operative assessment.
  • Develop and utilise specialist skills encompassing a wide range of surgical specialities.
  • To undertake responsibilities without direct supervision but supported by the Clinical Leader.
  • Promote Pre-Operative Assessment and Clinical Excellence. We are looking to recruit a dynamic, enthusiastic and self-motivated nurse who will possesses excellent communication skills and enjoys a challenge. The post covers two Pre-Assessment sites within the UHB in UHW and UHL. The role involves covering both sites, depending on service needs. (Currently UHL location on hold due to current climate).
  • The candidate must meet all essential criteria to be considered for a Band 6 position. This includes evidence of completing the Clinical Patients Assessment Degree module or relevant experience.
  • The service covers a wide range of Surgical Specialties, in a Developing Department. You will need extensive knowledge of surgical care and the ability to work both independently and as part of a Team.

Informal department visits are welcomed.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is ourchance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today's illnesses.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • BSC degree qualification.
  • Clinical patient assessment module NR3177.
  • NMC registered nurse or AHP equivalent registered.


  • Extensive surgical experience.

Experience and Knowledge


  • Significant experience in Pre assessment.
  • Experience in supervision of staff
  • Ability to provide highly specialised assessment and advice.


  • Experience in providing and receiving supervision
  • Mentorship/teaching experience.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to demonstrate Leadership
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Ability to use initiative.
  • Evidence of autonomous practice.
  • Venepuncture.


  • Able to demonstrate application of expanded roles/ skills in clinical setting
  • Clinic management and coordination.
  • Conflict resolution.

Personal qualities


  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Works under pressure
  • Positive change agent



  • Reliable


  • Administration of IV Iron therapy
  • Cannulation

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Hospital


CF14 4XW

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