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Registered Nurse - Pre-Operative Assessment

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
***Permanent Positions and a 2 Year Fixed Term/Secondment Opportunity available***

An exciting opportunity has arisen with in both General and Orthopaedic Preoperative Assessment for motivated, enthusiastic and experienced band 5 practitioners to join our team. Full and part time hours are available in both areas of specialty.

Preoperative Assessment (POA) is an evolving and developing service supported by the GIRFT recommendations which aim to improve outcomes and quality of care in the elective pathway. This specifically includes the introduction of early screening, risk assessment and health optimisation of patients awaiting surgery.

We are currently implementing Quality Improvement projects within POA in line with National Directives such as waiting well, pre-habilitation and a newly developed digital pre assessment system (DPOA).

POA offers a professional and dynamic work environment, witha strong culture of teamwork. The service covers a wide variety of surgical specialties for both day case and in-patient admission pathways. General Surgery includes specialities such as Colorectal, Breast, Upper GI, Vascular, Gynaecology, Urology, Plastics, ENT, OMF.

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Interview Date: 28 August 2024

Main duties of the job

The Orthopaedic Team support both day case and inpatient elective pathways. This includes the pre assessment of patients to be admitted to the new, soon to open, Norfolk and Norwich Orthopaedic Centre (NaNOC). The centre will provide a dedicated elective orthopaedic stand-alone unit consisting of a 21-bedded ward, two theatres, recovery room, treatment rooms, dedicated physiotherapy areas.

At the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital we run a 6 day per week pre op service. The team consists of up to 11 individual nurse clinics a day across the General and Orthopaedic specialties. The clinic is supported by a daily nurse coordinator, a specialist POA Admin team and a Prehabillitation Practitioner. The clinic also runs two regular Anaesthetics clinics and a Health Care Assistant clinic. The teams are supported by specialty Pharmacists in both Orthopaedics and General surgery.

In POA we pride ourselves on high standards and are committed to ensuring patients have the best possible experience before they are admitted into hospital. We support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service. All staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register
  • Mentorship preparation programme (or required to complete once in post) if applicable to clinical area



  • Recent experience of nursing in an acute hospital environment


  • Knowledge/experience of relevant speciality



  • Time management skills

Attitude, aptitude


  • Willingness to further develop knowledge and skills
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital



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