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Pre-Operative Assessment band 5

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experience band 5 nurse to join our pre-operative assessment service. Have you a minimum of 3-4 years band 5 or equivalent experience and looking for a new challenge in an ever expanding and growing team then pre-op might be for you!.

You must be dynamic in your thinking able to work both autonomously and in a team and be able to make decisions on best treatment plans following the nice guidelines based on the information obtained from your patients.

On appointment you will be supported with full training and build up to a level whereby you can work independently, in time will be sent on a bespoke pre-operative assessment course to complete the appropriate role specific skills with opportunities to develop. You must be passionate about patient care, flexible and approachable and have a sound knowledge base on both medical and surgical care. If any of the above applies for this high sought after role, then please consider applying we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for effectively delivering skilled nursing care to patients using a systemic approach of assessing planning, implementing and evaluating to ensure a high standard of care. The post holder will carry out pre-admission screening of patients ensuring that they are fit for addition to the relevant surgical waiting list.

They will ensure patient care is managed in order that their health is optimised prior to their admission for surgery and any special needs identified and acted upon. If required supervision and support will be provided by senior staff.

They will identify any and manage/report any impact on shifts/ workload and staffing levels.

They will proactively engage with patients, relatives and carers to seek their views, gain agreement and keep them informed about their treatment and care. Ensuring they are fully aware informed of proposed treatment plans, are correctly prepared for theatre and their questions answered, escalating for support if required. They will demonstrate compassion by recognising and responding to individual needs in a warm, thoughtful, sensitive and helpful way.

Maintain registration, and nursing competencies, and comply with NMC code of Professional Conduct and related documents.

To be flexible to work within other areas or departments to meet the demands of the trust workforce model and changing service needs.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:

o Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays

o NHS pension scheme membership

o Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further

o NHS Staff discounts

o Cycle to work scheme

oSalary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt

o Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsibility for Patient Care

Assist patients/service users/carers/relatives during incidental contacts.

Act as patients advocate in promoting, and delivering the highest standard of nursing care, ensuring all fundamentals of care are addressed in a dignified and respectful manner.

Ensure all current and relevant policies and procedures are adhered to.

Using evidence-based practice, assess patients' physical, psychological, and spiritual needs, create care plans, implement, and evaluate nursing care involving patients and carers, as appropriate. Where appropriate book patient to see anaesthetist if specific beliefs could impact on surgery, for example Jehovahs witness.

Ensure patients nutrition and hydration needs are met.

Undertake and record full initial assessments as you are assessing patients.

Perform nursing care and enhanced clinical skills to a high-quality standard within your scope of practice, following NICE guidelines, national and local trust guidelines.

Monitor patients condition and report observations to relevant health professionals, carrying out nursing interventions as required, this could include sending your patient to ED if required.

Demonstrate safe storage of medications that are to be collected by patients and that prescriptions get to pharmacy in a timely manner.

Achieve and maintain core and specific competencies.

Report and record all untoward incidents and investigate any incidents, which occur when taking charge.

Contribute to the ward accreditation programme as required.

Supervise junior staff where required, this could also include completing their appraisals.

Manage your own caseload and prioritise to facilitate an efficient service.

As part of the pre op process ensure a senior colleague supports you with any concerns and performs a clinical assessment of heart and lungs on your patient, this is to be done while the patient is in the department to reduce cancellation and quality care for your patient.

Planning and organising

Organise and plan own day to day workload for activities to meet the demands of the job role.

Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary team and other service providers internally and externally ensure care is patient centred, effective and efficient.

Help to prevent the spread of infection by adopting infection control measures appropriate to the situation, and participate in educating staff, patients, and carers.

Carry out patient-based risk assessments, e.g., falls, nutrition, medication, infection control, pain in line with Trust policies and timescales.

Incorporate health education into patient/client and carer exchanges whenever possible. Referring patients on if required to Healthy hospitals for support with smoking cessation, weight management and alcohol consumption.

Carry out patient-based risk assessments and incorporate into plans of care.

Delegated duties are realistic, achievable and consider team members role, abilities, and development needs.

Actively contribute and participate in the ongoing development of the service.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification



  • current 1st level registration


  • relevant post registration courses appropriate to clinical area



  • computer literacy
  • evidence of continuing professional development



  • experience of working in clinical areas
  • experience of delivering patient care


  • experience of supervising others



  • effective time management
  • ability to work under pressure
  • resource management
  • ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • ability to use own initiative
  • problem solving
  • motivated
  • ability to change and be adaptable

work related


  • flexible and adaptable
  • mental effort to exert frequent concentration where work pattern is unpredictable
  • emotional effort - being exposed to distressing and occasional highly distressing and emotional circumstances

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stepping Hill Hospital

Poplar Grove



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