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Outpatient and Pre-Assessment Nurse posted by Eclypse Recruitment

Full Time
Bristol
£26,000 - £28,500 / year
NHS Band 5/6

Job Description

Outpatient and Pre-Assessment Nurse

Bristol

£26,000 - £28,500

Outpatient & Pre-Assessment Nurse required for small private treatment centre in Bristol. The service has state of the art operating facilities offering day case and in-patient surgery across the following areas: dental surgery, ear, nose and throat procedures, endoscopy, general surgery, gynaecology, minor orthopaedic surgery, diagnostic imaging, pain management, ophthalmology, and urology.
This service is achieving GOOD with the CQC and operates Monday - Saturday

Key Responsibilities

You will function as a clinical practitioner within the outpatient and pre-assessment service and will be responsible for the delivery of patient care, managing and organising a work load on a daily basis. In addition, you will be responsible for answering the helpline, managing calls and dealing with any issues arising from this. This will be by giving advice or by seeking further support from clinicians or Resident Medical Officers.

Key duties will include:

* Collaborating with the medical staff to ensure that the patient is medically cleared for surgery thereby reducing the number of patient cancellations
* Conducting a comprehensive preoperative patient education session to ensure that planned inpatients receive adequate education regarding their surgical procedure, preparation for their stay and rehabilitation expectations
* Taking responsibility for maintaining accurate, timely and complete records ensuring the safety and confidentiality of information

Skills & Experience

This role would suit a Registered Nurse who has experience of telephone assessment of patients or practice nurse. To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Recent experience at Band 5 level or equivalent in an acute surgical setting
  • Experience in a pre-assessment/outpatient setting
  • The ability to teach/train/ develop Healthcare assistants
  • Familiarity with safety and infection control policy and procedures

Qualifications

  • NMC Registered General Nurse Part 1
  • Basic/ Intermediate Life Support Skills
  • ECG and Venepuncture training

If you are interested in applying for this role please contact Caroline or send your most up to date CV

Reference Number

VAC-20142

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