Perioperative Anaemia Nurse

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
February 03, 2023
Offerd Salary:£33,706 - £40,588
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Perioperative Anaemia Nurse Band 6

Main area

Perioperative Medicine


Band 6




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£33,706 - £40,588 pa

Salary period



03/02/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

We are looking to recruit an experienced nurse to join our Perioperative Anaemia Service. You will be responsible for arranging and administering different treatments to optimise Anaemic patients prior to surgery. You will be able to use your clinical judgement in order to effectively run a clinic, review and interpret blood results, escalating concerns and liaise with agencies in primary and secondary care settings to provide exceptional care to our cohort of patients.

About the Team: The post sits within the Perioperative Medicine Team who purpose is to assess and optimise patients health prior to surgery. We are one of the leading Perioperative teams in the country providing services for over 1000 patients a year.

Our team prides itself in being transformational and providing a high quality experience to patients. We are continually advancing with a team of both permanent staff and those on secondment roles taking on new projects.

Main duties of the job YOUR MAIN DUTIES

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Working for our organisation WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WHAT YOU'LL DO

-You will be responsible for administering different treatments to a set case of patients when in clinic as well as monitoring their observations.

-You will book patients in for Iron infusion to be delivered both at Southampton General Hospital and Lymington Hospital.

-You will review and organise patients blood results and act accordingly, arranging a variety of treatments for optimisation preoperatively.

-You will liaise with different agencies to organise treatment for patients: in hospital and community settings.

-You will be responsible for record keeping and data protection.

  • An experienced nurse who enjoys practising autonomously as well as being part of a large Multidisciplinary Team.
  • Be able to work well with others. Be reliable and trustworthy.
  • Knowledge of interpreting blood results and escalate concerns in a timely manner.
  • Be able to liaise with different professionals as well as patients with professionalism.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in recognising clinical priority and take appropriate course of action when booking patients into clinic.

    Interviews will be held on Monday, 20 February 2023

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

    Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the register
  • Completion of Nursing Degree or registered on MSc Pathway as an experienced practitioner
  • Mentorship Qualification
  • Evidence of on-going personal and professional development
  • Basic keyboard skills with knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Desirable criteria
  • Supplementary and Independent Prescribing Qualification
  • Further study at Level 7 within relevant pathway
  • Experience Essential criteria
  • Post Registration Experience within chosen specialty
  • Logical and consistent work and career pattern
  • Awareness and interest in Perioperative medicine and Anaemia service.
  • Interest in clinical research
  • Broad awareness of wider Trust initiatives / pressures
  • Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of ability to change or initiate practice
  • Clinically competent and practicing History Taking and Physical Examination course
  • Special requirements Essential criteria
  • Ability to initiate self-learning and development
  • Commitment to ongoing career development
  • Flexibility to work all shifts including unsociable hours
  • Values Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, 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.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges 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.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 440.6KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 156.2KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Ester Acainas Davila

    Job title

    Perioperative Medicine Lead

    Email address

    [email protected]

    Telephone number

    023 8120 5469
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