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Pre-Registration Staff Nurse - Endoscopy Unit

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Are you Caring and Compassionate?

Newly qualified or registered? We welcome you to join our friendly Endoscopy team!

Our specialty makes us exciting, ambitious and forward-thinking and we are looking for a committed, enthusiastic, motivated and resilient individual to join our nursing team.

This exciting opportunity will allow you to work as part of our dedicated, hardworking and friendly team in one of our two JAG accredited Endoscopy units within the Trust. Although you will initially be based at the Chorley Hospital, you will be expected to provide cross site cover at Royal Preston Hospital Endoscopy unit when needed.

Previous Endoscopy experience would be desirable however, this is not essential as support and extensive training will be given to an excellent standard, including a 7 week supernumerary period with a dedicated mentor and our Clinical Educator.

Main duties of the job

We carry out a wide range of both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures to both outpatients and inpatients, these include

Chorley Hospital procedures include:
  • GI procedures including OGD/Colonoscopy/Flexible sigmoidoscopy/Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)/Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)/Breath Tests.
  • We work with the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) as part of the team in the north-west.
  • Diagnostic bronchoscopies.

Royal Preston Hospital procedures include:
  • GI procedures including OGD/Colonoscopy/Flexible sigmoidoscopy/Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)/Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)/ Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • GI Emergency Bleed rota
  • We work with the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) as part of the team in the north-west.
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy including: Endobronchial Ultrasound/Trans Bronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS/TBNA)/Endobronchial Valves and coils and stents/Thoracoscopy/Indwelling Pleural catheter (IPC) placement/Nasal-endoscopy for Induced Laryngeal Obstruction (ILO).
You will have excellent communication skills, be forward thinking and well organised, with a positive attitude towards flexibility and change. Your role will be to work as part of a team providing patient centred, clinically effective and compassionate care, which will ensure the patients have a positive Endoscopy experience.

About us

We have 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties to include, but not be limited to:
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care to meet patients needs in accordance with agreed local and national standards and evidence-based guidelines.
  • Support and provide patient education and health promotion.
  • Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care, through appropriate professional practice, delegation and supervision of duties carried out by junior staff.
  • Proactively manage risk and maintain patient safety, conforming to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Assist in setting, monitoring and maintaining standards of care to improve the patient experience and outcome of care
  • Communicate all relevant information to the multidisciplinary team internally and with external organisations as required, to ensure seamless care.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all care activities, in a timely manner, adhering to local and professional standards for documentation.
  • Act as a role model, presenting a positive image of self, team and the organisation.
  • Promote equality in care and practice by recognising, respecting and meeting the needs and choices of individuals.
  • Ensures environment of care is safe, well equipped and compliant with standards for hygiene and cleanliness.
  • To participate in education and training of junior staff.
  • Maintain and develop own professional competence and seek to extend the scope of personal knowledge and skills within scope of role and professional practice
  • Proactively engage with Trust wide or local changes and developments in nursing practice e.g. alcohol screening.
  • Actively try to resolve issues and complaints at local level and then report the outcome to line manager.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • Registered Nurse with appropriate NMC Registration
  • Diploma or Degree in Nursing
  • NMC recognised Mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards following 18 months of commencement in post


  • Evidence of continuing education or development for more experienced Band 5 nurses

Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge of the area of speciality e.g. Endoscopy, for more experienced Band 5 nurses
  • Awareness of changes within Nursing practice including research & development
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and the relevance to practice e.g. Risk Management, Audit & Quality
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures and current nursing issues


  • Evidence of clinical competences in area of speciality e.g. Endoscopy
  • Awareness of JAG
  • Knowledge of Leadership and Management

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Chorley District General Hospital

Preston Road



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