Nursing - Staff Nurse/ ODP - Pre-Operative Assessment

  • Department Pre-Operative Assessment (PRH)
  • Salary £28,407.00 – £34,581 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/07/2024
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-SNP-465
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5

An opportunity has arisen within the Pre Operative Assessment Department for a Staff Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner.

We are seeking to appoint an ODP or Staff Nurse who is enthusiastic, highly motivated and hardworking to join the department at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

Ideally you should have proven experience in an acute surgical or assessment setting, be able to use your own initiative, work well under pressure and have a flexible attitude towards your work. The successful candidates should also be able to demonstrate a desire and willingness to contribute and to be proactive in the development of our POAC. 

Our priority is to ensure a high quality focused and safe assessment service where patients are treated with dignity and respect.  The Pre Operative Assessment service determines the fitness of patients for anaesthesia before surgery and optimises their health prior to admission if indicated.

Skills in medical clerking, heart and lung assessment, ECG recording and interpretation and phlebotomy skills are an advantage.  Training will be provided, which will enable the successful candidate to build on existing skills and knowledge.  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.  IT skills are also essential.

  • Responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of individualised patient care, working in partnership with patients, their carers and the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the patient’s physical, spiritual and emotional needs are met.
  • Formulate and deliver high quality patient care without direct supervision, seeking guidance on actions that are outside agreed defined standards.
  • Recognise changes in patients’ conditions which require the intervention of others and ensure that timely referrals are made or escalation procedures enacted as appropriate.
  • Ensure patient safety is maintained at all times. Record and report adverse and potentially adverse events and assist with investigation of such events, ensuring learning is shared with the wider team(s).
  • Record information about patients in a safe, accurate and consistent manner using appropriate tools and techniques, including electronic and written formats as close to point of care as possible.
  • Access and use patient clinical diagnostic information to inform clinical decisions.
  • Utilise decision support tools and techniques to support the delivery of safe and effective care.
  • Make appropriate and timely referrals to members of the multi-disciplinary team and external agencies to ensure patients’ on-going physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs are met
  • Administer medicines to patients in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards for Medicines Management and Trust policy.

We are a small friendly team and support will be provided to the successful candidate in respect of training. You will work autonomously but have the support from the consultant anaesthetists and senior experienced staff.

The unit is currently open between 7.30am and 17.30pm 7 days a week.  (Currently only Monday- Friday )Cross site working may be necessary as per contract to maintain the service.  There is an option for home working which is currently being developed. 

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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