Pre-assessment Staff Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

An exciting opportunity has become available in Managed Care/ Endoscopy .  We are searching for a Band 5 Pre-Assessment Nurse to run a new service development: Pre-assessment of patients having an elective endoscopic procedure.


Managed Care prides itself in creating a Nurse Led, innovative, effective service that is devoted to both our patients and staff. This pre-assessment role will involve working collaboratively with both Managed care and Endoscopy.

We have been pre-assessing patients having an ERCP, TACE or Biopsy for several years now but we are now branching out to include pre-assessments for patients having an endoscopic procedure. 

Managed Care is now recognised for its efforts in admission avoidance.  We are passionate about developing and redesigning our services to meet the growing demands of our patients with chronic illnesses.  We have recently won team of the month for teaching a patient with chronic disease how to give her treatment at home.  We have won various leadership, mentorship and service improvement awards through the years and remain committed to patient care, safety and experience.


We are looking for a Band 5 nurse to complete telephone pre-assessment for patients having a surveillance colonoscopy. 

 The pre-assessment will involve:

Organising and prioritising care in conjunction with the multi- disciplinary team, delivering a high level of care and an informative service to patients

Screening the referral to check that the surveillance interval meets national guidelines and that there has not been any significant changes to the patient’s medical history since the patient was referred, which would now render them as unsuitable for surveillance.

Creating patient letters /Letters to Consultants/ GPs / requesting and acknowledging blood results and acting on the results if abnormal (within scope of practice/level of competence) 

To facilitate effective communication between all members of the multidisciplinary team and associate departments, possess excellent skills in providing the often sensitive and highly emotive information given to patients and relatives.

Consultation with the patient ensuring informed consent is established, discussing risks and complication of their procedure, medicine management.

Maintaining a database to identify patients that are due their procedure and ensure JAG requirements are met.

As deputy to the Senior Sister /sister you will be instrumental in ensuring the application of effective clinical practice of all staff so patients receive the highest possible standard of care


An experienced nurse who is able to take a clear history from the patient, to assess their suitability and fitness to undertake an endoscopic procedure.

Extensive experience to include considerable experience at band 5 within an acute trust either within a surgical ,medical  or endoscopic setting

Excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to manage own workload and work autonomously.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

 As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, ca...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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30 June 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £24,907 - £30,615 per annum GBP per year
Work type:
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Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

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