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Staff Nurse - Pre-Assessment Clinic

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a. inc of HCA
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 Staff Nurse - Pre Assessment Clinic

Do you have good communication and interpersonal skills along with an ability to work as part of a team? Are you used to liaising with a wide variety of members from the multi-disciplinary team and have a passion for improving the patient's surgical pathway? Then this could be the role for you!

Pre-assessment personnel play a pivotal role in delivering safe and efficient pre-operative care by optimising patients for surgery.

Our service see's 20,000 patients a year, optimising their health to ensure they are at their best level of fitness prior to Anaesthetic and Surgery.

We support you through a supernumerary period of 4-6weeks.

Closing date: 16/7/2024

Interview date: 30/7/2024

Main duties of the job

You will be working with the multi-disciplinary teams, including GP's and Anaesthetists to provide effective assessment to ensure our patients and their families/carers receive excellent preparation for surgical procedures.

It is an exciting time to join our service as we move into Epic. We have recently introduced a state of the art digital preoperative assessment programme and our aim is provide all our patients with the highest standard of surgical care. We also pre assess our patients face to face in the clinic and via telephone as required.

Our working days are Monday to Saturday from 0900-1900 - cross site working between Guy's & St Thomas Hospital.

Our pre-assessment personnel will play an important role in assessing patients for specialities including ENT, Orthopaedics, Urology, Vascular, Breast, Plastics and general surgery and others.

Once your competencies are signed off you are required to make autonomous decisions regarding your patients. You are also expected to support the service, management and your colleagues.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for carrying out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided from admission through to discharge.
  • Will be responsible for the application of knowledge across the range of work procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
  • To ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.
  • Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.
  • Recognise the significance of observations made, and use them to develop and initiate nursing assessments and devise a plan of care.
  • Carry out those activities necessary to conduct a comprehensive assessment of patient prior to surgery.
  • Will ensure that all patients will have a discharge plan that is safe and appropriate for their needs.
  • Carry out nursing procedures checking on and maintaining the highest possible standards.
  • Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team to ascertain that patients are fully optimised for their surgery.
  • Take a clear and concise history from patients by assessing their health and wellbeing and complete documentation ensuring that all entries are accurate and legible and that all information systems are maintained.
  • Undertake prescribed physical observations as follows: blood pressure, temperature, respirations, ECG, venepuncture, peak flow, spirometry, urinalysis, weight and height, and act on exceptions appropriately.
  • Is wholly accountable for his / her practice in line with the NMC code of professional conduct and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve his / her knowledge and professional competence.
  • Will be familiar with the Health and Safety at Works Act, and be aware of its implications and ensure that local unit and departmental policies are followed.
  • Will adopt a patient orientated approach to work
  • Will be familiar with the units fire, manual handling and C.O.S.H.H. policies and ensure that all nurses in the unit are aware of the policies.
  • Will be responsible for the provision and receipt of complex, sensitive or contentious information related to patients, patient care, relatives, staff and other multidisciplinary colleagues.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with all members of the multi- disciplinary team regarding patient care.
  • Will communicate with patients and relatives, making reports and liaising, as appropriate with medical staff other members of the care team and management.
  • Acting as team leader/member/coordinator as necessary.

For further details / informal visits contact:


Trudi Anisiobi

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Person Specification

Knowledge/ Qualifications


  • RN1/ RN2/ RN12 or Adult Registered Nurse on the NMC register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Experience of working on own and in a team
  • Completion of preceptorship
  • Experience of working in the relevant area


  • Previous experience in other nursing fields



  • Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate programmes of care
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues.
  • Able to work as an effective team member
  • Able to supervise and teach junior staff
  • Able to prioritise & meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct


  • IT skills Awareness of the structure and organisation of the NHS

Employer details

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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust





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