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Preoperative Endoscopy Nurse

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Endoscopy team at Weston General Hospital as part of the expanding Pre-Assessment service within University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW).

This is for a permanent position for a Band 5 Registered Nurse 20 hours per week. Shared hours will also be considered.

The hours will be delivered between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for telephone triaging patient's pre-endoscopy procedure and ensuring any necessary medication or healthcare adjustments are implemented in preparation for their planned procedure. The post holder will need to work closely with the Pre-Assessment team at the Bristol Queens Day Unit site and support integration of services.

The successful candidate will be expected: To work independently and liaise with various multi-disciplinary team members in and out of the Trust. To assess and appropriately guide patients with a range of acute and chronic medical conditions, in line with National and Trust guidance. To ensure patients' are physically and psychologically prepared safely prior to their Endoscopy.

The role involves prioritising your workload, whilst meeting deadlines to ensure patients receive the timely and responsive care required to safely proceed with their procedure.

If you have excellent communication skills, are patient focussed with an interest in contributing to ensuring that the patients experience is the best it can be, along with an ability to adapt and be flexible in delivering high standards of care, we look forward to hearing from you.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • RN / Current NMC registration


  • Mentorship/teaching qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Broad knowledge and experience of clinical nursing practice within hospital environment
  • Interest in clinical area
  • Experience of teaching/mentoring/ support of staff


  • Endoscopy experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrate competence in clinical skills relevant to the clinical area
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, able to communicate effectively with patients, carers and MDT
  • Computer skills
  • Competence in calculations for safe administration of medicine/fluids
  • Clinical decision making ability
  • Teaching/supervisory skills



  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Act in a professional manner
  • Self-motivated
  • A team player
  • Recognition of own limits

Behaviours and Values


  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Weston General Hospital

Grange Road


BS23 4TQ

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