Pre-op Assessment Specialist Nurse

Band 5/6

Main area
pre-op assessment/ admissions
Band 5/6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Band 5/6
23/10/2017 23:59

From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

An exciting and challenging opportunity has become available for a band 5/6 Qualified Nurse or ODP, dependent on experience, in the SMH pre-operative department. The post is offered at band 5 with comprehensive support and training to develop the successful candidate and to achieve set competencies, which will lead to a band 6 position. A band 6 will be immediately available to successful candidates that have previous pre-operative assessment experience. An on-going program of support will be provided to ensure future development.

Working with pride, dignity and respect, you will be responsible for ensuring immediate care to the relevant client group and will work within the newly appointed pre-operative assessment and admission service at SMH. We are a busy department assessing all patients undergoing surgery, many with multiple co-morbidity. You will work closely with a wide MDT, including other hospital and GP services to ensure a smooth, safe and positive journey for all our patients. We also support both the SMH oncology team during their MDT meetings discussing complex patient care plans and the weekly Anaesthetic clinic, again for complex patient assessment and planning.

You will also provide direct patient care and have detailed clinical knowledge of the specialist area. You will be expected to manage your own caseload of patients ensuring they are fully optimised and fit for surgery, whilst high standards of quality of care are delivered & maintained. The job role includes acting as admission nurse on the day of surgery ensuring patients are checked in ready for their theatre visit.

Acting as a professional role model to other staff, you will take an active role in both developing nursing practice and acting as a preceptor to junior staff. It’s an excellent opportunity to create a culture of consideration, compassion and empathy within our busy and fast-moving environment.

Passionate about your role as a registered nurse or ODP, you will have excellent organisation skills with the ability to adapt to changing situations quickly. Experience would be great, but not essential; however, a keen interest in pre-operative care together with the desire to help shape future services is crucial. Forward-thinking and open-minded, treating colleagues and patients with respect, having real empathy and consideration – all these traits are key, what’s more, you’ll be proud to make a real and lasting difference to the patient in your care.

Here at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we’re proud of the support and training we offer to our teams. We provide an extensive local induction followed by a culture of on-going learning.

So, if you’re keen to develop your knowledge of pre-operative care, there’s never been a better time to join our supportive team.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Angela Williams, SMH Theatre Matron, 0161 701 0067.

Darren Hardman, Team manager, SMH theatres. 0161 701 .7534

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