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Staff Nurse Pre-Op

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
General Surgery
NHS AfC: Band 5
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St Helens
£23,023 - £29,608
20/07/2018 23:59

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"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)

In the 2017 Staff Satisfaction Survey the Trust was rated best nationally in the following areas,

  • as a place to work
  • a place to receive treatment
  • staff satisfaction in the care they deliver 
  • staff satisfaction with the resources available to them and the support they receive


Band 5 Staff Nurse

St Helens Hospital

General Surgery


Full Time - 37.5 Hours

Band 5

£23,023 - £29,608

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the leading acute Trusts in the North West of England. We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Due to Service redesign an exciting and challenging opportunity has become available for a Band 5 Staff Nurse. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring immediate care to the relevant patient group and will work within the Pre-Operative Assessment and Admission Service. We are a busy department assessing all patients undergoing surgery, many with multiple co-morbidities. The post holder will work closely with a wide MDT, including other hospitals and GP services to ensure a smooth, safe and positive journey for all our patients. We also support weekly Anaesthetic clinics, for complex patient assessment and planning.

You will be able to provide initial direct patient care. The successful candidate will be expected to manage their own caseload of patients and will work within a ‘buddy’ system with a senior colleague to ensure patients are fully optimised and fit for surgery, whilst high standards of quality of care are delivered and maintained. You will work autonomously and be a team player who works flexibly in order to deliver the highest quality care to our patients. You will be enthusiastic, innovative with excellent communications skills along with a willingness to contribute to the improvement and development of services within Pre Op.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for Adults and Children’s disclosure).

Advertising Date: 11th July 2018

Closing Date: 20th July 2018

Shortlisting Date: 23rd July 2018

Interview Date: 26th July 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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


Kelly Burns

Pre-operative Manager

01744 646648

Anne Stott

Directorate Manager

0151 430 1914

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 676 5491