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317 Clinic H Pre-Admissions Assessment - FH
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317-2024-27-30-DR
Employer
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Trustwide
Town
317 Trustwide
Salary
£35,392 - £42,618 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
29/07/2024

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The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

Nurse Specialist /ODP Specialist Practitioner

Band 6

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Pre Assessment Nurse to join our established assessment service.

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who will participate in innovation and evidence based nursing practice through professional leadership to enhance the patient's experience from referral through to procedure dealing with any concerns and supporting the clinical teams.

The successful candidate will coordinate hosting telephone and face to face pre assessment clinics for patients requiring surgical procedures. Travel between units will be required to undertake pre-assessment of patients.

The role also offers the added benefit in gaining competency in Cardio pulmonary exercise Testing (CPeT) which is a vital tool in assessing a patients readiness for major surgery. 

  • Interview date:29 July 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy.  Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

To work in conjunction with the Senior nurses to develop and implement a quality peri-operative assessment service to meet the needs of all clients requiring anaesthesia and surgery. The post holder will work within the department to provide the highest standards of patient care using research evidence-based practice, national and local protocols.

To perform the competencies of a trained pre assessment nurse and in addition any competencies associated to the allocated speciality. To undertake the teaching and assessment of Junior personnel.

The post holder will assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care for patients undergoing theatre procedures. To act autonomously within given competencies and recognise when to make appropriate referrals.

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

 

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse specialist as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to provide  guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals concerning a specific disease/condition.

  • Within the sphere of specialist practice:
    o Is working towards advanced knowledge and skills within specialist sphere of practice.
    o Contributes to the facilitation of the planning, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.
    o Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.
    o Contributes to training and education within specialist area.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

 

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential criteria
  • Meets HCPC/ Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role
  • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good IT skills
  • Effective report writing skills
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Current driving licence if relevant to role
Desirable criteria
  • Change management skills and involvement in project work

EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • Some post registration experience within related specialist area of practice
  • Extended clinical practice underpinned by training and assessment
Desirable criteria
  • Research or audit experience
  • Evidence of contribution towards education and training programmes

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse/ODP (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Diploma plus specialist qualifications / experience within specialist area; prepared to take degree level study
Desirable criteria
  • Degree in health related subject

Employer certification / accreditation badges

We are a Living Wage EmployerVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleAge positiveInvestors in People: GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Mindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStonewall Gold 2022Better Health at Work Award - Maintaining ExcellenceDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Gold

Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Hayley Kock
Job title
Matron
Email address
[email protected]
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