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Clinical Educator/Sister/Charge Nurse in Endoscopy

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum Pro Rata if Part Time
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To take the lead for the training and education of nursing staff, of all grades with the support of the senior sister/charge nurses and GI unit leadership team.

To work alongside the GI Unit Lead Nurse, the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse and wider team to determine and deliver on service objectives.

To encourage interdisciplinary working and education to meet the needs of acutely unwell patient.

To maintain visibility within the clinical area, role modelling high standards of care, evidence-based practice and effective leadership.

To facilitate the recruitment of nurses through effective processes and the provision of a robust plan of clinical supervision and education tailored to individual needs where appropriate.

To facilitate staff retention by focusing and promoting clinical support, job satisfaction and opportunities for staff personal and professional development

To manage & maintain training records and ensure fairness and transparency of training resource allocation

Main duties of the job

Conduct oneself in a professional manner and be a role model.

Act with professionalism and integrity, and work within agreed professional, ethical and legal frameworks and processes to maintain and improve standards.

About us

Our focus is on delivering high quality, safe and person focused care through teamwork and continuous improvement.

We will be open and honest, efficient and act as role models for our teams and our communities.

We will be action oriented, and respond positively to feedback.

We will be welcoming to all, treat people with respect and dignity and value others as individuals.

We will constantly seek to improve and transform the way we work, to ensure that our services respond to the changing needs of our communities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Be actively involved in, arrange and deliver departmental education programmes in line with the South West Endoscopy Training Academy and JETS Workforce strategies

Mentor, support and educate registered staff in the clinical practice setting.

Undertake all mandatory training.

Responsible for delivery of education programmes relating to specialist areas and corporate requirements.

Demonstrate a commitment to research-based practice and clinical excellence and play an active part in the introduction of research-based change to improve patient centred care.

Demonstrate a commitment to research-based practice and clinical excellence.

Understand how adults learn and tailor the learning environment accordingly.

Improving quality and developing practice.

Comply with requirements to register with the NMC and identify own learning needs and ensuring own professional development is maintained by keeping up to date with practice developments.

Contribute to the Clinical Governance and Quality agenda by active participation in service initiatives, health and safety and risk management.

Develop and share own clinical knowledge with other members of the wider clinical team both locally and nationally.

Participate in audits and undertake local research relevant to area of practice.

Engage in clinical supervision to gain an appreciation of its value in clinical practice.

Identify own development needs, aligning these to Trust and departmental service objectives.

Understand and contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/ protocols/ guidelines relevant to the specialist area.

Openly question and challenge practice in a constructive way so that standards of patient care are continually evaluated and improved.

To demonstrate Professional Inquiry and a desire to test nursing theories for service improvement.

Person Specification

Essential and desirable


  • Registered Nurse Evidence of education to post graduate diploma level BSc in Nursing or health related subject or working towards Teaching and mentoring training preferred
  • QCF Assessor Award, Mentorship or Teaching qualification. Appropriate clinical qualification/ experience in endoscopy nursing
  • Advanced communications skills training or willingness to undertake.
  • Psychological assessment skills training or willingness to undertake.
  • Minimum 2 years post registration.
  • Currently working in a senior position in Endoscopy for past 2 years.
  • Evidence of progressing and sustaining changes in clinical practice
  • Excellent organisational, line management, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • An ability to perform clinical skills with dexterity
  • To have knowledge and understanding to be able to act as a resource and support the nursing team to provide high quality, evidence-based care. Has relevant knowledge to be able to assist with the co-ordination of staff training to ensure a high professional standard in all aspects of patient care
  • To have relevant knowledge and experience to act as a resource within the Endoscopy unit to provide the nursing team with professional development and education in consultation with the Band 7 Senior Sister/Charge Nurse and GI Unit Leadership Team
  • Have an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the JETS Workforce and ENDO 1 training
  • To work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Role modelling clinical leadership
  • Team player but able to work autonomously. Excellent communication skills (verbal, non-verbal and written) with sensitive information.


  • Physical assessment and history taking, assess patients, plan care, deliver care and evaluate the effectiveness of care given.
  • Ordering diagnostic tests and interpretation of results
  • Skill in critical analysis and ability to act on audit and clinical outcomes data.
  • Completion of Good Clinical Practice Training
  • Further Education and training to master's Level
  • Experience as band 6



  • Registered Nurse Evidence of education to post graduate diploma level BSc in Nursing or health related subject or working towards Teaching and mentoring training preferred


  • Passionate and committed to bring our values to life, improving the way we work with each other, particularly focusing on empowerment, equality, diversity and inclusion of our staff, patients and service users

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury District Hospital

Odstock Road



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