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Endoscopy Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Endoscopy
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
Job ref
435-MEC-036-23
Site
Burnley General Teaching Hospital
Town
Burnley
Salary
£27,055 - £32,934 Per Annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
07/03/2023 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

The role of a Staff Nurse is highly regarded within East Lancashire’s Endoscopy Service. Endoscopy services are functional on all 3 sites within East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, and the successful candidate will be expected to work across sites. The Blackburn Endoscopy team work in a busy department currently with three procedure rooms operational over 7 days of the week, carrying out a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and investigations. We deliver high standards of care to all our patients and are looking for a keen and motivated person to work alongside of our friendly, hardworking team.

Main duties of the job

  • Establish a safe working environment for staff and patients, ensuring patient’s privacy and dignity at all times and working within the provision of Single Sexed Accommodation.
  • Arrange the reception, admission, implementation of care, recovery and nurse led discharge of patients following the Endoscopy Nursing Care Pathway protocols and documentation.
  • Take responsibility for a group of patients and act as team leader where appropriate
  • Provide competent assistance during a range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and ensure support and reassurance to patients undergoing same.
  • Gain understanding and occasional participation of the decontamination processes of all endoscopic equipment and have awareness of general and specific infection control measures and related issues
  • Perform I.V. cannulation and venepuncture as required
  • Maintain appropriate department documentation
  • Co-ordination of moving & handling needs of patients
  • Competent I.T. skills
  • General cleaning of clinical areas and equipment in accordance with Infection Control Policies.
  • Assist in maintenance of adequate stock levels
  • Utilise resources effectively and contribute to department’s Cost Improvement Programme
  • Mentor junior staff, students and cadets.

Working for our organisation

The successful candidate must be able to fit into the established team and have first rate interpersonal skills. Appropriate experience would be advantageous but training and support will be given. Applicants must be self-motivated and reliable. They will be required to work flexibly and have exceptional communication and organisational skills. East Lancashire’s Endoscopy Service offers excellent development opportunities and the chance to work in a dynamic and supportive team.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Establish a safe working environment for staff and patients, ensuring patient’s privacy and dignity at all times and working within the provision of Single Sexed Accommodation.
  • Arrange the reception, admission, implementation of care, recovery and nurse led discharge of patients following the Endoscopy Nursing Care Pathway protocols and documentation.
  • Take responsibility for a group of patients and act as team leader where appropriate
  • Provide competent assistance during a range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and ensure support and reassurance to patients undergoing same.
  • Gain understanding and occasional participation of the decontamination processes of all endoscopic equipment and have awareness of general and specific infection control measures and related issues
  • Perform I.V. cannulation and venepuncture as required
  • Maintain appropriate department documentation
  • Co-ordination of moving & handling needs of patients
  • Competent I.T. skills
  • General cleaning of clinical areas and equipment in accordance with Infection Control Policies.
  • Assist in maintenance of adequate stock levels
  • Utilise resources effectively and contribute to department’s Cost Improvement Programme
  • Mentor junior staff, students and cadets.

Person specification

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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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Christopher Russell
Job title
Matron
Email address
christopher.russell@elht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01254733494
Additional information

Karen.higham@elht.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Employment Services
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust