Band 7 - Practice Development Nurse, Endoscopy

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year inc HCA
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new position at West Herts Trust, for an Endoscopy Practice Development Nurse. The post-holder will be responsible for providing a progressive learning environment for nursing staff in Endoscopy. As such, experience is needed in both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy to fulfil the job role.

We are seeking a dynamic individual who has good leadership, clinical, organisational and communication skills. Can you make everyone feel welcomed, respected, cared for and reassured? Can you set and review learning objectives and act where required? If you answer yes, then we're looking for you to join us in Endoscopy.

The Endoscopy Practice Development Nurse (PDN) role is there to help support and educate Endoscopy Nurses in achieving competencies and developing their professional practice. They will be expected to work across site and act as a clinical expert and a role model for nurses in the Endoscopy departments.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will need to have a good knowledge and understanding of all procedures offered to train and develop the nursing teams. There are locally developed induction packs for Nurses new to Endoscopy and for more experienced Endoscopy nurses. The post holder will guide staff through these packs, observing nurses in practice and assessing competencies. The Joint Advisory Group for GI Endoscopy recommends Endoscopy nursing competencies are recorded on the JETs website.

West Herts Endoscopy service offer a range of JAG accredited training courses to external candidates. The post holder will work collaboratively both internally and externally for the benefit of staff development, sharing areas of expertise and best practice.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Keep up to date with innovations and new techniques to meet the needs of a developing service and maintain competence in order to teach others. Maintain own professional practice.

Maintain accurate and up to date records of learning events both formal and informal.

Ensure continued valid registration with Nursing and Midwifery council, acting in accordance

with NMC code of Professional Conduct for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors and Scope of Professional Practice and always be accountable for his/her actions.

Person Specification

Your application will be scored against the Job Description


  • Score 0 = does not meet the person specification, 1 = reserved meets some person specification requirements, 2 = Meets all person specification requirements.

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital


WD18 0HB

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