Pre-Assessment Nurse

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Senior Staff Nurse – Pre-Op Assessment (Ref: 189498) Fixed Term – 1 Year Part Time – 18.5 hours per week Band 6 -Salary Range £37,831 - £46,100 per annum Plus Distant Island Allowance of £2,256...

Senior Staff Nurse – Pre-Op Assessment (Ref: 189498)

Fixed Term – 1 Year

Part Time – 18.5 hours per week

Band 6 -Salary Range £37,831 - £46,100 per annum

Plus Distant Island Allowance of £2,256 per annum


The preoperative assessment clinic provides a service for all patients who require surgical/endoscopic procedures in NHS Shetland, NHS Grampian and the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.

The post holder will be able to manage all aspects of patient care in the pre-operative assessment unit; they will assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care for patients scheduled to undergo theatre procedures in varied specialities following current guidelines.


The majority of pre assessments require staff to complete advanced clinical examinations and non-medical prescribing enabling the post holder to prepare patients for surgery in a safe and effective environment.  Delivering care to adults and children in a holistic manner independently with reliance on anaesthetic/pharmacy/doctor input and opinion only needed in training and assessment of complex cases or complex management of medications.


Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently are essential.


This contract is for a fixed-term for 1 year. The reason for the fixed-term contract is due to funding.  If you wish to apply for this post as a secondment opportunity, you will need to discuss with your line manager before submitting an application.


For an informal discussion, please contact Inga Geddes on 01595 74 3429 or SSN Andrea Sherwood on 01595 74 3464.


Closing date:             14/07/2024

Interview date:   To be confirmed


If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at https://jobseekersupport.jobtrain.co.uk/support/home including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.


Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made.


In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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