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Lead Nurse Endoscopist

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Digestive Diseases
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Hospital
£56,164 - £65,262 per annum
Salary period
02/03/2023 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Nurse Endoscopist to join the Digestive Diseases Team at East Lancashire Hospitals Trust.


The successful applicant will have significant experience of undertaking independent endoscopy procedures and will demonstrate the skill set needed to join us in delivering, developing, and teaching expert care within this exciting and challenging specialty.


The role will require leading a dedicated team of qualified and trainee nurse endoscopists whilst also working independently as an expert practitioner. The successful applicant must demonstrate specific skills in disorders of the GI tract, including diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic techniques and subsequent management and follow up of their own caseload.


The post holder will work alongside the Digestive Diseases leadership team as an excellent clinical role model, striving to continuously improve clinical care standards in line with National, Trust and JAG clinical and quality standards.


If you feel that you have the skills and attributes for this role, then we look forward to hearing from you!

Main duties of the job


Direct Line management of the Nurse Endoscopist team, including managing e-roster, sickness absence, mandatory training compliance and appraisals

Attending face to face and virtual internal and external meetings as requested and professionally representing the Trust at external meetings and events as requested.

Support the Endoscopy Matron and Endoscopy Operational Manger with leading on collection and submission of annual Joint Advisory Group (JAG) evidence portfolio.

Demonstrate clinical expertise in nursing management and leadership, including infection prevention & control and implementation and development of relevant policies and procedures for safe practice Eg. WHO checklist.

In collabaration with the Clinical Director, Endoscopy Matron and other senior clinicians within the team maintain a robust clinical governance system to ensure patients receive the highest standard of care, always adhering to National, Trust and JAG quality frameworks.

Act as a change agent and innovator, promoting an effective change culture within the nursing, medical and multi professional teams, with particular reference to current research and relevant NICE, BSG and JAG guidance.

Provide clinical advice to nurses, doctors, clinical professionals, referring practitioners and other members of the multi-disciplinary team throughout the Trust

Working for our organisation

General Responsibilities


Employees of ELHT are required to promote the Trust values and the vision of the service for which they are responsible and:


– At all times provide a caring service and to treat those with whom they come into contact in a courteous and respectful manner.


– Demonstrate their commitment by their regular attendance and the efficient completion of all tasks allocated to them.


– Comply with the ELHT Smoke Free Policy.


– Carry out their duties and responsibilities in compliance with the Health and Safety Policies and Statutory Regulations.


– Adhere to Equality and Diversity policies throughout the course of their employment.


– Maintain high standards of personal accountability and professionalism at all times

Detailed job description and main responsibilities



Undertake the role of deputy training role for Endoscopy Services at ELHT and undertake any relevant training required by Trust or JAG associated with this role.  This includes deputising for the Training Lead when required.


In conjunction with the Endoscopy Practice Educator, further develop the established link nurses in areas of assigned practice


Promote and enhance evidence-based learning based practice and ensure that a learning environment based on the principles of life long learning and training/education is fostered.


Promote a flexible and innovative approach to caring for patients, enabling a practice development focus.


Works within the multi-professional team and participates in orientation of new staff. Ensure Mentors are fully trained to provide very positive student nurse placements for our future workforce.


Promote and enhance a person centred service and where possible encourage the family to participate if the patient and family want to help.

Responsible for maintaining excellent standards and ensuring that standards are monitored regularly and where appropriate corrective action is taken in conjunction with the Operational Manager and the Clinical Director

Ensure effective internal and external communication channels are maintained within the department, to ensure dissemination of good practice and team working.

Participate in the development of service future planning and Trust objectives

Demonstrate effective decision making that is person centred and consistent with ELHT policies and values.

In collaboration with the Operational Manager ensure the service is efficient and uses all available resources effectively.

Adhere to Trust policies and work in collaboration with other members of the multi professional team in relation to policy development.

Ensure to demonstrate Trust Values and comply with Trust behavioural framework at all times

To undertake any other duties commensurate with the grade and the development of the role 

Person specification

Essential and Desirable

Essential criteria
  • Grade C/ Level 4 English and Maths GCSE
  • Qualified to deliver independent Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy and Flexi Sigmoidoscopy
  • Registered General Nurse with NMC
  • Non medical Prescriber
  • IT Skills
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership Qualifcation
  • Bowel Screening Accreditation
  • Masters Degree

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Happy to Talk Flexible WorkingPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedStep into health

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Laura Loveday, Sara Rushton
Job title
Laura Loveday
Email address
Telephone number
01254 733852

If you have problems applying, contact

Employment Services
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust