Band 6 - Sister / Charge Nurse - Pre Operative Assessment
- Band 6
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
- West Herts - General Staffing
- St Albans City Hospital
- St Albans
- £32,933 - £39,681 pa inc HCA
- 20/04/2021 23:59
There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust!
Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.
There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
The opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 6 Nurse to join the team of a busy Pre-operative Assessment department at St Albans City Hospital.
The hours are 4 x 8-6pm Monday to Friday.
The POA team are committed to delivering the highest quality clinical outcomes in a supportive & friendly environment.
You will be valued for your skills & expertise as part of this dynamic team.
Main duties of the job
Band 6 - Junior sister / Charge Nurse - Pre Operative Assessment
The role of the band 6 nurse is to undertake pre-operative assessment of patients awaiting elective surgery across a wide range of specialities, ensuring patients are prepared physically & psychologically for surgery whilst minimising short notice cancellations.
The post holder must demonstrate evidence of personal development, possess good communication skills, have knowledge & experience in the care of the surgical patient, and have good leadership & time management skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
Working for our organisation
There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.
There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
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We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The post holder will have responsibility for assessing the adult patients’ fitness for anaesthesia prior to elective surgery at West Hertfordshire NHS Hospitals Trust. To note and organise specific needs resulting from the assessment of patients for action by nursing, medical or paramedic staff. Instigate nursing, medical, and support services for patients prior to admission. To liaise in advance of admission date with individual ward, theatre, and admission office with regards special needs.
Training - Undertake personal professional development, ensuring compliance with WHHT compliance and NMC regulations. Provide support for colleagues in their professional development. To assist in the training, competency, and confidence to practice for new members of staff.
Your application will be shortlisted against the person specification
- Please see attached job description
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Debbie Horwood
- Job title
- Senior Sister
- Email address
- Telephone number