Staff Nurse (BAND 5) - Endoscopy

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have 1 endoscopy procedure suite with 5 recovery bays and an endoscopy decontamination unit. Endoscopy decontamination service is providing service cross site with two Wassenburg machine running service 24/7. We are performing endoscopic therapeutic intervention and surveillance procedures covering the North West London and regional referrals including private patient.

We are currently recruiting due to expansion of service and if you are an experienced motivated endoscopy practitioner we would like to invite you to join our unique diverse team. The successful candidates will play a central role in working as part of a motivated and committed senior endoscopy practitioner at the RMH Chelsea. This will involve working with a wide range of complex cases.

You will have clinical experience in endoscopy and pre-assessment, and with the relevant experience in the care of patient for endoscopy intervention. We strive for excellence in all that we do and value the importance of reflection, critical thinking and promote professional development.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as a member of the endoscopy team.
  • To be responsible for the care of patients attending the Endoscopy Suite from pre-assessment through to discharge.
  • To deliver a high standard of individualised patient care, and to be will required to develop competence in the management of patients undergoing endoscopic procedures the use of endoscopy equipment and accessories.
  • To assume personal accountability for nursing care delivered to a patient in accordance with the NMC code of conduct. There is an expectation for post holders:
  • To promote a safe clinical environment for all patients, visitors and staff
  • To participate in Trust initiatives around infection control and care quality indicators
  • To assist with any local or trust initiatives to ensure the continuous improvement of the quality of services and safeguarding of high standards of care
  • To be aware of all hospital policies and procedures and collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure that these are observed.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Day care Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

Ensure that accurate information regarding the Endoscopy procedure of the patient is provided. Completion of all Endoscopy specific competencies to include the following:
  • Running the breath test clinic, - perform breath tests and record results on clinical documentation system
  • Nurse-led pre-assessments
  • Coordinate all patients pre-assessment requirements with the MDT and essential external reports of all pre-assessed patients
  • Follow all essential pre-assessment protocols for patients having sedation and general anaesthetic
  • To interpret and act upon blood results (with guidance from Charge nurse/senior staff nurse)
  • Safe dispensing of bowel preparation as required in line with the Trusts PGD.

Person Specification



  • Unrestricted NMC Registration to practice
  • Evidence of on-going professional development (i.e. training courses, CPD)


  • Relevant degree or working towards master's level
  • Completion of post-graduate level 5/6/7 module related to area of practice / oncology



  • Recent experience within an acute clinical setting (i.e. Acute Medical/Surgical Ward/A& E/Critical Care/Day Surgery/Pre-assessment)


  • Evidence of recent appropriate clinical practice within Endoscopy
  • Experience in supervising new members of staff / students



  • Competent in giving IV medication
  • Competent in venepuncture and cannulation or training can be provided within agreed time frame


  • RMH Certificate in Intravenous Drug Administration to be obtained within three months of appointment
  • RMH Certificate in venepuncture and cannulation to be obtained within three months of appointment

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Chelsea



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