Endoscopy Staff Nurse

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Our JAG accredited Endoscopy Unit at the Chelsea Site is a rewarding place to work. We are renowned for our friendly, innovative and supportive environment.

We provide a range of investigative and therapeutic endoscopy procedures in 4 modern, well equipped endoscopy rooms. We run a 6-day service including out of hours support to the Gastroenterology team for UGI bleeds.

The post holder will work as a team to deliver a high standard of nursing care to patients undergoing endoscopy procedures from pre-assessment, support in procedure rooms to recovery and discharge. We will provide the necessary support to ensure you develop the highly skilled endoscopy techniques.

We are looking for individual who is enthusiastic, confident and highly motivated with good communication skills. The post holder must enjoy working in a fast-paced innovative team environment.

Please see job description and job specification for full list of main duties.

To apply for this role you will need to have a minimum of 1 years post qualifying experience in Endoscopy or general nursing.

Main duties of the job

The Staff Nurse will:
  • Provide high quality clinical care to patients, in line with the Trust values and in accordance with professional regulations.
  • Accept delegated responsibility for specific activities/areas from the senior nurse in charge
  • Work in line with Trust policies, objectives, protocols and local guidelines, whilst also being aware of the importance of their role in supporting members of the team, and always adhering to the Trust values, and in accordance with NMC regulations.
  • Work autonomously and with others to always deliver high standards of care to patients and their carers, autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Communicate in line with Trust values, to patients, carers and staff at all times.
  • Take every opportunity to continue to develop, practice and expand their own general and specialist nursing skills.
  • Maintain high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, and accountability and be aware of the medico-legal aspects of nursing, in line with professional, regulating and local guidance.
  • This is a job share between two staff and the post holders will be part of the clinical Endoscopy team including out of hours support to the Gastroenterology team for gastrointestinal bleeds.
  • If you think you have what it takes to work in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same, then this could be the opportunity for you.

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have nearly 7,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people.

Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff says they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an

'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing significant Capital year on year in our estate.

We have recently completed a �30m expansion of our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and are planning an ambitious �60m development of an Ambulatory Diagnostics Centre at West Middlesex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care through appropriate frameworks, including safe effective arrangements for discharge, underpinned by Trust values.
  • Assist members of the team in the co-ordination of the clinical activities
  • Use clinical standards to participate in the process of monitoring the quality of care delivered. Act to ensure that nursing practice is of the highest standard, in line with Trust. CQC and JAG standards.
  • Supply and/or administer medication safely in line with Trust medicines policy.
  • Assess and support patients with adherence and understanding of their medication, advise on the promotion of health and prevention of illness including bowel preparation
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the education of the patient and their significant others
  • Assist with the evaluation of care and initiate any action required, for example liaising with the multidisciplinary team of doctors as appropriate
  • Review the effectiveness of the nursing care provided and initiate any action that may be required
  • Undertake any reasonable and relevant clinical or non-clinical functions commensurate with their banding.
  • Recognise and act on situations that may be detrimental to the health and well-being of the individual
  • Co-ordinate and support other members of the caring team who may be responsible for implementing specific aspects of nursing care.
  • Report accidents, incidents and losses. Provide initial support for the member of staff or patient involved, in line with Trust policy.
  • Take on extra duties/responsibilities as delegated and agreed by the department/ ward manager or senior staff nurse, within their capability / limitations.
  • To act as a shift leader in the absence of senior staff nurses/ward sisters/charge nurses.
  • To act as an effective role model. Ensuring safe clinical practice is maintained on the ward, especially in relation to junior staff.
  • To ensure high standards of decontamination and infection control practice.
  • To acquire competency in skills for decontamination of equipment, care of patients before, during and following various Endoscopy procedures.
  • Identify problems and actively and work towards resolving them.
  • Shared responsibility for ensuring sufficient human and clinical resources on the unit at all times.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • RGN adult nursing
  • Evidence of recent and on-going professional development


  • Principles of Endoscopy/Gastroenterology
  • Mentorship qualification or willingness to undertake



  • Post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting


  • Evidence of teaching and assessing

Skills and knowledge


  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of commitment to patient care initiatives
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Insight into the designated clinical area
  • Able to respond to emergency situations
  • Willing to undertake competency skills set for area
  • Ability to make decisions, organise and prioritise workload
  • Knowledge of NMC code of professional conduct


  • Effective teaching and/or mentorship skills
  • Awareness of NHS and professional issues relating to speciality

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