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Pre-Assessment Lead Nurse

United Kingdom / Code: EPJ01938

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Pre-Assessment Lead Nurse who is passionate about delivering excellent standards of care, to join our Clients committed Outpatient/Pre Assessment Team.
Job description

Pre-Assessment Nurse


Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Location: Staffordshire

If you are looking for your next move and want to join a friendly team with a real sense of community within the working environment, look no further.  The successful applicant will need to demonstrate:

  • An excellent high standard of clinical practice with excellent clinical outcomes
  • An excellent ability to manage patients health and wellbeing across a complex pathway and changing caseload
  • Develop excellent working relationships across the entire hospital
  • Maintain excellent standards with infection control

It is essential that the applicant will have a:

  • Registered General Nurse qualification (NMC)
  • Comprehensive understanding of relevant and current clinical standards
  • Recent post qualification surgical experience
  • Knowledge in current national guidance around pre-optimising patients prior to surgery
  • Experience of a team approach to care delivery
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and on own initiative as required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrable excellent customer service
  • Demonstrated computer skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing needs of the service.
  • Proven organizational skills.
  • Confident and engaging telephone skills.

Technical Skills and Application:

  • Assessment of Patients
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care in collaboration with patients and their careers using data collected from medical questionnaires, previous notes, telephone communications and face to face consultations.
  • Identify individual patient requirements and plan an individualised care pathway
  • Responsible for carrying out appropriate clinical interventions required to deliver comprehensive patient care
  • Liaise with all departments to ensure pathway can be delivered
  • Liaise with bookings team, consultants, anaesthetists and theatre manager to ensure appropriate theatre allocation is applied
  • Maintain accurate accounts of nursing treatment, care planning and delivery.
  • Ensures Pre-admission statistics are correctly recorded for collection/evaluation/audit. 
  •  Uses excellent communication skills to undertake pre and post-operative phone calls to ensure continuity for the patient
  • Reports clinical concerns to relevant consultants and Out Patients Manager
  • Liaises with GPs and health professionals for all patients which require a cancellation or postponement.
  • Ability to empathize with patients and deal with difficult situations.
  • Assisting Consultants to perform minor procedures within the Outpatients Department.
  • Pre Assessment experience essential. 

In return, we offer the successful candidate:

  • Competitive salary
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Excellent Training and Development Opportunities
  • Subsidised Staff Restaurant
  • Free Off Site Parking
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