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Staff Nurse - Pre-Assessment

Nuffield Health
Essex, Brentwood / Essex
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Closing date
22 Aug 2021

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R0034753 Staff Nurse (RN) - Pre-Assessment - Brentwood Hospital - Competitive, dependent on skills and experience plus enhancements

Join us as a Staff Nurse in our Pre-Assessment team at our Brentwood Hospital and play your part in building a healthier nation.

We have a new opportunity for a staff nurse to join our busy Pre-Operative Assessment department in our nurse led assessment clinics here at Nuffield Brentwood.

Running up to four busy clinics a day (Monday to Saturday) and work shift patterns of 08:00am - 18:00pm, four days a week, one Saturday clinic per month is to be expected.

As the first introduction to the hospital it is imperative that you have good communication skills and have a range of surgical knowledge. We pre-assess patients for a wide range of surgical procedures so good general nursing knowledge is essential.

You will be given plenty of support to further your assessment skills and specific procedure related skills during your induction period and our friendly and supportive team will help you adapt your current skillset.

Very strong IT skills are essential as all onward referrals are sent via Email to consultant surgeons, anaesthetists and specialists and more of our work is being transferred to IT systems.

We welcome candidates who have post registration experience with or without experience in pre-assessment. Surgical knowledge is preferable as is experience with a range of medications although further training will be given.

The successful candidate will be eligible to complete the Pre-Assessment Course for RNs from September 2021

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • To assess plan, implement and evaluate individual programmes of patient care utilising research as appropriate within a team.
  • Manage own group of patients and deliver evidenced based nursing care to the highest possible standard.
  • Communicate with a wide range of individuals to meet individual patient needs.
  • Respond to and prioritise a wide range of demands and tasks in a rapidly changing environment, with the support of senior staff.
  • To participate in the setting and monitoring of quality standards in relation to clinical practice.
  • Perform routine tests such as Blood Pressure, Pulse Oximeter, Temperature, ECG, PEAK flow, order routine blood tests as per surgery and/or patient related risk factors, ASA scoring, Airway management checks (Mallampati score) etc.
  • Participate fully as a team member, sharing knowledge, information and supporting colleagues to promote a cohesive ward/departmental team
  • Work with other disciplines and professions to ensure total management of patient stay.
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure safe management during the patients stay and timely discharge is achieved.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a positive learning environment for staff, patients and visitors.
  • To contribute to the provision of effective, appropriate and timely information and education to patients and relatives.
  • Maintain up to date accurate patient records, using appropriate documentation and information systems.
  • Effectively and professionally deal with emergency situations, with support of senior colleagues.
  • Manage accidents/incidents involving patients, visitors and staff, reporting to the nurse in charge, commence enquiries and complete documentation as necessary.
  • Promote a safe environment for patients and staff by adhering to and complying with all elements of the health and safety statutory legislation.
  • Work within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and be active in enhancing own professional knowledge base and development.

About Brentwood Hospital

Our modern, well-equipped hospital provides a range of services and treatments from outpatients and minor procedures through to inpatients and major surgical specialties. Hospital facilities include 42 beds, 4 Theatres, an Endoscopy Suite, 16 consulting rooms, MRI, CT, General Imaging, Pathology, Physiotherapy and an onsite Pharmacy.

With excellent patient satisfaction rates, we're proud of our reputation for clinical excellence and outstanding care. Many of the most experienced, skilled consultants and healthcare professionals in the region choose to practice at our hospital. Brentwood hospital specialises in orthopaedics, general surgery, men's and women's health, children's services and cosmetic surgery. However, we offer a wealth of exceptional clinical services for both patients who have private medical insurance and the self-pay market.

A not-for-profit organisation, we reinvest every penny we make into helping the people of Britain to lead healthier, happier lives. In today's healthcare market, we're in an enviably strong position.

The Benefits

We want you to be the best you can be. We promise that we will support you with training opportunities, career development options and our unique health & wellbeing focused benefits package. This includes free membership across all of our Fitness & Wellbeing clubs, along with free private healthcare. Not only this but we also offer a range of lifestyle and financial wellbeing benefits.

Be your best and join us in building a healthier nation.

Salary - Competitive

Closing date - 20/08/2021

Location - Brentwood

Weekly hours - 37.5 hours

Applications will be considered as they are received and interviews will be arranged accordingly. We reserve the right to close adverts early, for example, where we have received an unprecedented high volume of applications. Therefore please apply early to ensure you are considered for the post.


Today, we are Britain’s largest not for profit healthcare business. We reinvest all profit in our expert staff, our technology and our facilities, to provide accessible, innovative ways for people to get and stay healthy.

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