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Clinical Nurse or Physicians Associate Endoscopist

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Clinical Nurse or Physicians Associate Endoscopist Band 7, 37.5 hours per week

An opportunity has arisen to undergo training as a Clinical Endoscopist. This post is supported by HEENE funding who will provide immersion training during the first year in post. The first year will involve training in colonoscopy but ongoing training may be available in gastroscopy at a later date. This post is open for applications from Registered Nurses, Physicians Associates or other Allied Healthcare Professionals. The post is a full time Band 7 training post but on successful completion of training and achieving the necessary competencies the post holder will move up to an 8A Clinical Endoscopist post.

Main duties of the job

The service provides complete care for patients with disorders relating to the gastrointestinal tract. Surgeons, physicians, specialist nurses and allied health professions work closely together to provide in house multidisciplinary care for all patients with gastrointestinal problems both in the emergency, electives inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Provide high quality, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy services
  • Consistently meet maximum waiting time targets for suspected cancer patients, routine diagnostics and patients requiring further planned/surveillance procedures
  • Provide urgent access to inpatients for endoscopy procedures as appropriate

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • oRegistered health care practitioner with current degree level registration or equivalent
  • oEssential IT skills (EITS) or equivalent competence
  • oEvidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


  • oEvidence of Masters level study
  • oIndependent non-medical prescriber



  • o experience in a clinical environment managing own caseload of patients
  • oTeaching, mentoring and assessment
  • oImplementing policy, SOPs and operational processes
  • oCommitted to quality assurance and delivering continued service improvement
  • oExperience of clinical audit and research practice


  • oExperience of local Trust systems, e.g. PAS Silverlink



  • oKnowledge of lower and upper gastrointestinal and colorectal disease
  • oKnowledge of referral pathways and NHS constitutional pathways for patient care including standards for cancer care, diagnostic pathways and planned care.
  • oAwareness of upper and lower GI cancers and treatment



  • oAdvanced clinical / analytical / reasoning skills
  • oHighly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • oAbility to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care
  • oExcellent interpersonal and listening skills.
  • oExcellent level of verbal and written communication in order to deliver highly specialised and complex information.
  • oAbility to manage and plan own workload
  • oExcellent IT Skills
  • oTime management, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • oConfidence, decisiveness, initiative and high self-motivation.

Personal Circumstances


  • oAbility to travel independently across Cumbria and nationally when required.
  • oPost holder will be expected to work across multiple sites.
  • oAbility to attend appropriate training/educational courses
  • oCommitment to Continuing Professional Development of self & others
  • oFlexible approach to meet the needs of the service when required.
  • oMeticulous attention to detail
  • oFlexible and positive attitude to healthcare
  • oAble to remain calm and work effectively under intense pressure in a stressful situation
  • oReflective advanced practitioner
  • oAble to work across boundaries and within the dynamics of a multi-professional team locally, regionally and nationally


  • oDriving licence

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