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Senior Staff Nurse - Pre-Assessment

HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.
London Bridge Hospital achieved an ‘Outstanding’ accreditation by the healthcare regulators Care Quality Commission in 2017, with them remarking that they saw innovative practice throughout the hospital including new research taking place, and the Consultants and staff were noted as being highly motivated individuals, and all committed to providing high quality patient centred care.

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Staff Nurse to join our established team of pre-operative assessment nurses within the London Bridge Hospital. The role will require the suitable candidate to be competent in taking patient medical history and assessing the patient's suitability for surgery. The applicant will be Pre-Assessing patients undergoing a variety of complex urology procedures, working alongside the Pre-Assessment department and the Urology Nurse Specialists. Full training will be given but it is essential that the candidate has exceptional communication skills together with the experience and ability to work well within a multi-disciplinary team.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week. Pre-operative assessment clinics run Monday to Friday between 08.00 and 18.00 hours. Shifts will be allocated to cover these hours therefore a flexible approach to the needs of the service and working pattern is essential.

The salary for this role is between £38,000 - ££44,661 depending on experience

Please note we will close this role early if suitable number of applications are received

Reward & recognition – We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell additional hours and excellent career development; offering clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Demonstrate good clinical practice at all times and to be accountable for own actions.
Work as part of the Pre-operative assessment service ensuring safe and effective pre-operative care.
Demonstrate an advanced level of assessment skills with analysis of clinical findings to determine fitness for surgery.
Work autonomously within the nurse led clinic, but also be a team player by working collaboratively and co-operatively with members of the allied health professionals to meet the needs of patients and their families.
Ensure the principles set out in the Fundamentals of Care are incorporated into daily practice to ensure a high-quality service for the patients and clients.
Awareness of own limitations and escalate to a more senior level circumstances/situations that may be detrimental to the wellbeing of patients or colleagues.
Deputise for senior staff in their absence, demonstrating leadership and management.

Skills & Experience
Registered Nurse Level 1
NMC Registration and PREP requirements
Experience within a general surgery setting.

About the individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.

You will also actively participate as a member of a team to move the team towards completion of tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate leadership and influence others to be the best they can be and inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.

Senior Staff Nurse - Pre-Assessment


Published on 3 Mar 2020