Band 5 Staff Nurse - Endoscopy

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 Endoscopy Nurse.

Are you a dynamic and enthusiastic Band 5 Nurse looking for an opportunity to pursue a career in Endoscopy Nursing? This might just be the job for you!

No previous experience is required but would be an advantage

You would be working closely with a large Team, providing care for our Endoscopy patients and assisting the Endoscopists with a wide range of endoscopic procedures.

Our service in constantly expanding and we require applicants with a strong sense of commitment to delivering high quality patient focused care.QEHB Endoscopy department provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including:

Upper and Lower GI Endoscopy -- Gastroscopies, Trans-nasal Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Flexi Sigmoidoscopies, ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound Scan (EUS), Bronchoscopies, Capsule Endoscopy, Transbronchial and Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS).

We provide a 24/7 day Endoscopy and Emergency Endoscopy service which includes an overnight on-call service to deliver emergent procedures to QEHB patients. The applicant will be expected to collectively support the on-call needs of the service.

Main duties of the job

If you're a Band 5 staff nurse currently working for the trust and looking to move to another area, please go to http://uhbpolicies/documents/internal-lateral-transfer-of-post-holders.htm to access our transfer process

The role will include all aspects of Endoscopy and full training will be given within the department as successful applicants gain experience across the wide range of procedures we undertake.

We have an extensive competency based training pack and full support will be given to ensure you are able to work in both our inpatient and outpatient areas caring for all types of patients having routine and emergency procedures.

The Nursing Team works collaboratively across all specialties alongside a variety of medical and service staff. The variety of both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures carried out at QEHB demonstrates how interesting this role can be for the right person. The role requires a certain level of physicality as we transfer patients between procedure rooms and ward areas and also standing/assisting for long periods of time during the running of full lists.

We provide a 24/7 day Endoscopy and Emergency Endoscopy service which includes an overnight on-call service to deliver emergent procedures to QEHB patients. The applicant will be expected to collectively support the on-call needs of the service once training and competencies have been completed and achieved.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Registered Adult Nurse on the NMC Register
  • * Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC



  • * Previous / recent experience or working in an acute secondary NHS care setting (can include student placements within the last 12 months )
  • * Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/ competence
  • * Experience of working on own and in a team in a health care environment delegating to others within a team / providing supervision to others
  • * Willingness to become a practice supervisor / assessor to or meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • * Understanding and knowledge of the NMC code of conduct
  • * Understanding of preceptorship and work based learning and assimilation of skills and knowledge
  • * Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • * Understanding / experience of the principles of safeguarding and Mental Capacity
  • * Awareness of health and safety issues

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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