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Endoscopy Staff Nurse

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to expansion, we are looking for B5 nurses to join our existing endoscopy nursing team.

If you are interested in providing excellence in the care you offer, keen to proactively develop within a specialist nursing role, compassionate in your actions and believe in civility and kindness being a fundamental tool to success then this job is for you we will teach you the rest

We are a forward-thinking evolving service and due to a near complete refurbishment and expansion we are looking to recruit several roles into our busy unit.

This is an exciting time to join Endoscopy, you will be part of a large established team of committed professionals who are proud to deliver the very best care to all our patients. You will have initial supernumerary status and be supported to develop skills in every aspect of the patient journey through a coordinated induction process. You will be expected to offer full engagement to this process and in return successful applicants will become part of an inclusive team who encourage learning from excellence in an environment that embraces individual freedom to speak up. We work hard and support hard and believe that a happy workforce will deliver the very best care to our patients. If you would like to join our team we would welcome and encourage questions and visits before you submit your application. This will enable you to get more understanding of this rewarding specialised nursing role.

Main duties of the job

The Endoscopy unit is a busy JAG accredited Unit undertaking diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. As an Endoscopy staff nurse you will be trained to rotate around all sub specialities within the unit. This includes Colonoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, ERCP, Bronchoscopy, EBUS, EUS, and Enteroscopy. We also perform Therapeutic and Palliative stenting PEG, NJ insertion, In-patient endoscopy, GA Endoscopy and 24 hour 7 days a week GI Bleeds service. you will be involved in admission, procedure support and discharge and additionally in-patient assessment. We will soon have 6 working endoscopy rooms that deliver to our patients we also have use of Theatres and Farage Unit as procedural areas when radiological and GA support is required. We will soon expand our in-session TNE capacity to a dedicated TNE service.

About us

You will work in a recently refurbished unit that meets the requirements of the JAG environmental checklist supporting best practice and patient experience. We have an on-site training room and are a spoke unit to the NW Endoscopy training academy. We encourage development in our staff and believe a happy staff will naturally develop and fulfil our shared value of 'positive patient outcomes being our priority.' We have a strong team ethos of sustainable and equitable individual and team growth, this is driven collaboratively and supported by our recently evolved Team Eco Garden.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description is available in the relevant section for you to read.We would encourage applicants to make contact with us to view our refurbished Unit, meet the team and ask any questions regarding the role.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • You must be a registered nurse in the UK or have commenced working towards this status


  • Teaching/Mentoring/Assessing qualification

Experience and Knowledge


  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Evidence of good IT skills
  • Up to date mandatory training record
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English


  • Evidence of ability to work effectively in large nursing teams
  • Evidence of working in a champion/link nurse role.

Skills and Ability


  • Team player
  • Leadership qualities
  • Good management of time
  • Effective communication
  • Skills at all levels of MDT
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Assertiveness
  • Decision maker/Problem solver
  • Lateral thinker
  • Adaptable to changing priorities and pathways
  • Proactive


  • Ability to lead teams
  • Evidence of contribution to developing pathways
  • Evidence of contribution to developing patient information

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whinney Heys Road



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