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Staff Nurse - Endoscopy

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for dynamic, professional nurses to join our friendly and diverse endoscopy team in Brighton, on the sunny south coast.

We are a very busy unit, performing specialist procedures, emergency procedures and front line diagnostic procedures. We also run an out of hours emergency on call service, which you will be part of once competent. In addition to four procedure rooms in Brighton, we have one endoscopy room at the Princess Royal Hospital in Hayward's Heath, where you will be allocated to work on a regular basis.

Our normal working hours are currently Monday to Friday, with a view to working weekends & evenings at some time in the future. We welcome applications from both newly qualified nurses and experienced nurses, and are happy to train you if you have never worked in an endoscopy setting before. We offer a comprehensive training package, enabling you to develop yourself, and the chance to be part of an exciting, innovative and ever changing service, providing first class specialist care to every patient who comes through our door.

If you think this could be the job for you, please take a look at the job description, and why not come and see us for an informal visit? We're very proud of what we do and will be delighted to show you around. Thank you for your interest.

Main duties of the job

  • Care for all patients undergoing endoscopic procedures.
  • Assist the endoscopist during endoscopic procedures.
  • Support more senior colleagues in the smooth running of the department and supervise more junior staff.
  • Work across site when necessary.
  • Work as the nurse in charge in our Digestive Diseases OPD when required.
  • Participate in on-call duties to facilitate an emergency endoscopy service.
  • Maintain clinical & professional responsibilities in the unit

Our endoscopy team consists of people from all over the world, coming together and working towards one goal - to provide a first class service to all our service users. We are a friendly and supportive group of hard working professionals who work well as a team, whilst respecting and encouraging individual skills and attributes. We are keen on promoting self development and encourage all our staff to take advantage of as many training opportunities as possible, to help them to develop further. After hours we often meet to socialise and let our hair down, and our Christmas parties are legendary!

We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualification and require sponsorship we are not currently direct hiring Internationally Qualified Nurses.

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To care for patients within the endoscopy department
  • To ensure patients are suitable for their procedure, by carrying out a full assessment prior to the procedure.
  • By using clinical monitoring to ensure that patient safety is maintained throughout the procedure
  • Assist the endoscopist during endoscopic procedures.
  • To maintain patients airway during procedure
  • The administration of intravenous sedation, analgesia, therapies and blood products
  • The administration of products via a pump
  • To care for patients in the recovery area, monitoring their clinical observations for any adverse events and reporting any deviances to a more senior colleague if necessary.
  • To discharge the patients in a safe and secure manner, ensuring that all aspects of the discharge planning process have been put in place.
  • To participate in out of hours emergency procedures.
  • To provide day to day supervision of more junior and non-registered staff.

Person Specification

Role requirement


  • NMC Registered Nurse


  • Endoscopy experience
  • Day surgery experience
  • Teaching and assessing course or Mentorship training

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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