Pre Assessment Nurse - Stafford

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Position: Pre Assessment - Outpatients - Stafford
Location: Stafford
Salary: Competitive Dependant on qualifications and experience
Hours:  Part Time 30 hours 

My clients Hospital offers a wide range of treatments and services. Two fully equipped theatres with ultra clean air technology is particularly suitable for orthopaedic procedures offered such as arthroscopy, hip and knee replacement and spinal surgery. Treatments at the hospital also include colonoscopy, hernia surgery, cataract surgery, gastroscopy, Spinal Surgery, and varicose vein surgery.

Cosmetic surgery is also available for a wide range of procedures including breast enlargement, tummy tuck, liposuction and facial surgery by our consultant led service.

Job Summary:
My clients Hospital are looking to recruit an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse who is passionate about delivering excellent standards of care, to join our committed Outpatients team

This is a part time position working 20 hours per week reporting to our Outpatient Manager.

The successful candidate will have the following:

• Recent post qualification surgical experience
• Experience in Pre-admission clinics.
• Knowledge in current national guidance around pre-optimising patients prior to surgery
• Experience of a team approach to care delivery

Technical Skills and Application:
Assessment of patients

Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care in collaboration with patients and their carers using data collected from medical questionnaires, previous notes,  telephone communications and face to face if required; Identify individual patient requirements and plan an individualised care pathway; Responsible for carrying out appropriate clinical interventions required to deliver comprehensive patient care; Liaise with all departments to ensure pathway can be delivered; Liaise with bookings team, consultants, anaesthetists and theatre manager to ensure appropriate theatre allocation is applied.

• Maintain accurate accounts of nursing treatment, care planning and delivery. Ensures Pre-admission statistics are correctly recorded for collection/evaluation/audit.
• Uses excellent communication skills to undertake pre and post operative phone calls to ensure continuity for the patient
• Reports clinical concerns to relevant consultants’;
• Liaises with GPs and health professionals for all patients which require a cancellation or postponement.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated computer skills.
• Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and on own initiative as required.
• Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing needs of the service.
• Demonstrated customer service skills and focus.
• Proven organisational skills.
• Confident and engaging telephone skills.
• Ability to empathise with patients and deal with difficult situations If you are committed to delivering excellence in customer care and would like to work for an organisation that values its staff, patients and Consultants we would like to hear from you.

In return, we offer the successful applicant:
• 33 Days Annual Leave (pro rata for part time)
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Healthcare
• Life Assurance
• Ongoing training and development
• Free Off - Site Parking
• Staff restaurant


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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