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Endoscopy Unit Manager

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to Appoint a hardworking Band 7 Endoscopy Unit Manager at both Sunderland Royal and South Tyneside sites, with some cross-site working as required. This is a rare opportunity due to retirement and career progression within Endoscopy.

We are looking for forward-thinking individuals who can help build for the future through best practice and quality care.

As a member of our team, you will be working collaboratively with the Endoscopy Clinical and Operational Lead and the Senior Team to enhance good practice through clinical and professional leadership.

For potential Applicants who do not fully-meet the Essential Criteria, please contact Zoe Clapham, Endoscopy Clinical and Operational Lead, as there may be scope to offer the Post as a development opportunity.

Main duties of the job

You must possess the following:

Be a Registered Nurse with current NMC registration.

Degree in Nursing studies or healthcare-related subject (UK equivalent).

Mentorship certificate/Practice Assessor training or demonstrate equivalent experience.

Extensive post-registration, which a substantive amount must be at recent Band 6 level.

Experience in Endoscopy or similar environment.

Experience of leading a team and a Leadership/Management Course or be willing to work towards.

Experience of change management.

Thorough understanding of contemporary nursing and operating department issues.

Evidence of innovation in practice.

Knowledge of best practice within Endoscopy.

Knowledge and understanding of JAG accreditation.

Competent in the use of Microsoft Office packages.

Effective communication skills.

Effective problem-solving skills using the Team when appropriate.

Knowledge and or experience of budget management.

Willing to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the Service.

About us

Please help us by adding your telephone number to your application form this will allow us to contact you quickly if required.

One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As the clinical lead for a named surgical speciality, the Speciality Manager has 24-hour accountability for operational management of the service delivery across all sites, including line-management of their staff.


Person Specification



  • Please provide a contact phone number (in case we need to contact you about your Application) or write 'no Number' if you do not have a one.



  • Current NMC Registration (Level 1 Adult nurse) or HCPC ODP Registration.
  • Degree in Nursing studies or healthcare-related subject (UK equivalent).
  • Post-graduate level study in relevant subject or equivalent experience.
  • Mentorship certificate/Practice Assessor training or demonstrable equivalent experience.


  • Management and leadership training.
  • ILM qualification.

Physical skills


  • Ability to assist patients to move as per Trust Moving and Handling Policy.
  • Travel between sites and to off-site meetings as required.
  • Able to participate in an on-call rota.



  • Extensive post-registration experience, some of which will be at Band 6 or above within the required specialist area of practice.
  • Experience of change management.
  • Thorough understanding of contemporary nursing and operating department issues.
  • Experience of leading a team.
  • Evidence of innovation in practice.
  • Participation in recruitment and selection process.


  • Experience of working at Band 7.
  • Experience of service re-design.

Skills and knowledge


  • Evidence of leadership qualities.
  • Awareness of national health and social care policy.
  • Knowledge of best practice in area of clinical specialism.
  • Thorough understanding of expanded roles/professional practice issues.
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassurance skills are required.
  • Able to work without supervision.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Proven interpersonal skills.
  • Practice assessor/supervision skills.
  • Appraisal skills.
  • Evidence of competency in relation to Operating Department practices appropriate to the Post.


  • Understanding of budget and financial control systems.
  • Understanding of performance and information management.
  • Research skills.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Trust Headquarters

Sunderland Royal Hospital



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