Pre Operative Assessment Clinic Nurse
WHO WE ARE:
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.
Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.
We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.
The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.
Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.
Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
The Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic (POAC) Nurse is responsible for the Pre-Operative assessment of patients being prepared for a variety of surgical procedures ensuring patients are physically and emotionally prepared for their surgery and delivering high standards of nursing care.
The Pre-Assessment Nurses role is essential to ensure that patients who require surgery are supported, well informed in relation to the planned surgery, pre and post-operative care and that their pathway is as efficient as possible.
The post holder will be required to provide specialist advice and integral in ensuring that patients undergoing surgery receive the appropriate care to ensure the highest outcomes and reduce the risk of theatre cancellations.
We have band 5 opportunities within our Nurse led Pre-Assessment service.
We are looking to recruit a dynamic, enthusiastic and self-motivated nurse who will possesses excellent communication skills and enjoys a challenge.
There will be opportunity for future development and promotion to a Band 6 CNS, once competencies are met. There will be opportunity to complete further specialised training. Eligibility is subject to the normal interview processes.
Main duties of the job
You will be responsible for undertaking a full fitness for surgery health assessment, planning individual patient care in relation to elective surgery and Anaesthetic working within up to date guidance.
You will be required to-
- To work closely with all disciplines of staff to ensure the promotion of high standards of Pre-Operative assessment for adult patients.
- Develop and utilise specialist skills encompassing adult surgery.
- To undertake responsibilities without direct supervision but supported by the Clinical Leader.
- Promote Pre-Operative Assessment and clinical excellence.
- Actively involved and contribute to service delivery and development.
The service covers a wide range of surgical specialties, in a developing department.
You will need a knowledge of surgical care and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Working for our organisation
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.
Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac
- BSC degree qualification or eqivalent.
- Clinical patient assessment module NR3177
- Significant nursing experience
- Experience in assessment/surgery/anaesthetics
- Mentorship/teaching qualifications.
- Performing ECG's
- IT skills/computer literate
- Basic ECG interpretation.
- Knowledge of It systems- clinical portal/WCP/PMS
- Understanding of the role of pre operative assessment clinic in the surgical pathway.
- Outpatient clinic experience
- Administration of IV Iron therapy
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.
Welsh language skills are desirable
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Sara Stokes
- Job title
- Clinical Leader POAC
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 02921 848781