Pre-Assessment Nurse – Plymouth, Devon

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Position – Pre-Assessment Nurse – Plymouth, Devon
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Salary – On application
Hours – Full Time

My client is currently recruiting for an experienced Pre-Assessment Registered Nurse (RGN) to join their Outpatient team.   They offer high quality elective surgery for the local populations of Devon & Cornwall. They specialise in hip and knee joint replacements, shoulder repair, hand and elbow surgery, foot surgery and minor Orthopaedic procedures. They also deliver Ophthalmology, General and ENT surgery.

Responsible To
Outpatient Manager

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Outpatient Manager, you will function as a clinical practitioner within the outpatient and pre-assessment service and will take responsibility for the delivery of patient care. 
Key duties to include: 
• Undertaking physical examination and history taking in order to assess suitability for elective procedure and to identify risk factors 
• Carrying out appropriate clinical investigations according to agreed protocols to aid thorough assessment of the patient prior to admission e.g. bloods, ECG, MRSA swabbing, MSU 
• Performing a thorough nursing assessment of patients including active planning of patient discharge by liaising with relevant members of the multi-disciplinary team 
• Collaborating with the medical staff to ensure that patients are medically cleared for surgery thereby reducing the number of patient cancellations.

Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role you will have: 
• Recent experience at Band 5 or equivalent in an acute surgical setting 
• Experience in a pre-assessment/outpatient setting 
• The ability to teach/train/ develop Health Care Assistants 
• Familiarity with Safety and Infection control policy and procedures

Qualifications

• NMC Registered Nurse Part 1 
• Basic/ Intermediate Life Support Skills 
• ECG, Venepuncture training 
 
Key Words
– Registered General Nurse, Pre-Assessment, Outpatient, RGN, Staff Nurse

Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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