Allied Health Professionals - Staff Nurse / ODP Pre-Operative Assessment

  • Department Surgical Assessment Suite
  • Salary £24,214.00 – £30,112 per annum
  • Closing Date 21/02/2020
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-NPO-076
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full Time 37.5 hours per week


An enthusiastic, highly motivated and hardworking Operating Department Practitioner or Registered Nurse  is required to join us in the Surgical Assessment Suite at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

We are seeking to appoint an ODP or  Band 5 Staff Nurse, full time to join our existing Surgical Assessment Suite (SAS) and Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic (POAC) teams at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are absolutely essential for this role as you will be liaising on a regular basis with the wider multidisciplinary teams.

The successful candidate will be working in a team comprising of SAS staff, surgical Consultants and Anaesthetists. All elective Inpatients are admitted via the SAS prior to going to theatre for their surgery. Our priority is to ensure that patients are treated with dignity and respect, affording high levels of nursing care . There are additional responsibilities involving  the planning and coordinating of surgical admissions with the Bookings , Waiting List and Theatre departments. In addition you will be working very closely with the  Pre Operative Assessment staff at both RSH and PRH.

There is also the opportunity to work in the POAC which  involves undertaking full clinical assessments in order to optimise patients prior to surgery. 

The candidate should possess a registered nursing or ODP qualification, be highly motivated, enthusiastic and a team player. In addition the candidate is required to provide evidence that they are able to work on their own initiative and prioritise their workload.  IT skills are essential. 

The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate a desire and willingness to contribute and to be proactive in the development of our Surgical Assessment Suite and POAC. We are a  cohesive team which is a very friendly and therefore it is a rewarding area in which to work.

Training and professional development are well supported within the department, which will enable  the successful candidate to build on existing skills and knowledge.

The unit is currently open Monday to Friday between 7.00am and 6.00pm and Saturday working when required.  Cross site working may be necessary as per contract to maintain the service. 

The selection process for all nursing posts will include a Conversion, Medicines Management and Nursing Practice Numeracy Test. You will be invited to sit these assessments if you are successful for the position. Informal visits are welcome.

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