Lead Practitioner for Peri Operative Services

University Hospital Southampton


Job overview

An exiting opportunity has arisen for an experienced advanced clinical practitioner to lead the cross site Perioperative Care Service at University Hospital NHS Trust.  The lead role will clinically manage the nurse practitioner teams across the services of Pre Assessment, Perioperative Anaemia, CPET and Surgery School. In addition, you will have a pivotal role in influencing and working on a vast array of perioperative care projects within the department, working alongside the UHS transformation team, Business Manager, Lead Matron, Clinical Service Lead and Care Group Manager. 

 The post sits within the Perioperative Care Service, with the purpose to assess and optimise patients physical health prior to surgery, aiming for our patients to be fitter and better for their elective procedures, positively impacting their entire hospital stay.  You will be joining one of the leading Perioperative teams in the country providing services for over 1000 patients a year. 

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

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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. 

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. 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.

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