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Endoscopy Staff Nurse - Part Time

Employer
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Manchester
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We currently have an exciting opportunity available for anexperienced Endoscopy Staff Nurse.

The Integrated Procedures Unit (IPU) has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, organised and fully trained Endoscopy Staff Nurse to join our core nursing team.

This role is for 20 hours per week.

IPU is open 07:30-19:30 Monday to Friday, so you will benefit from an excellent work-life balance whilst joining a dynamic nurse-led service.

IPU consists of an endoscopy room, procedures unit, interventional radiology unit, ultrasound room, surgical dressings clinic, outpatients clinic, day of surgery admissions unit, an operating theatre and second stage recovery bays. This is a great opportunity to further develop your endoscopy skills within our service whilst also gaining exposure and experience within the wider IPU service.

Please note, this role requires endoscopy experience.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

  • To assist the endoscopist to undertake diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures, maintaining the highest standards of care within the endoscopy service.
  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate pe and post-procedure care for patients undergoing endoscopy.
  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for patients undergoing a diverse range of day case procedures.
  • Act as a clinical role model for new staff, reflecting the philosophy, beliefs, and standards of the department.
  • To effectively communicate with all members of the multidisciplinary team to promote a positive working partnership across all IPU services.
  • To act as a preceptor/mentor/clinical supervisor for junior staff and students.

Ensure that all prescribed drugs and treatments are given correctly and in accordance with Trust policy, including the correct care and custody of controlled drugs.
  • Escalate concerns in a patient's condition to senior members of the nursing team, medical staff
  • To participate in clinical audit.
  • To support the Unit in maintaining Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy (JAG) accreditation.
  • To maintain full compliance with all essential training and clinical skills competencies.

To identify areas for self-development and training within the Performance Planning and Development Review structure.

About us

The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres, treating over 60,000 patients a year. We are based in Manchester and serve a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester & Cheshire, but as a national specialist around 15% patients are referred to us from other parts of the country. We provide radiotherapy through one of the largest radiotherapy departments in the world chemotherapy on site and through 14 other hospitals highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer and a wide range of support and diagnostic services. We are also an international leader in research, with world first breakthroughs for over 100 years. We run one of the largest early clinical trial units in Europe with over 300 trials every year. Cancer research in Manchester, most of which is undertaken on the Christie site, has been officially ranked the best in the UK.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To participate as a member of the endoscopy nursing team within the endoscopy unit on IPU.
  • To assist the endoscopist to undertake diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures, maintaining the highest standards of care within the endoscopy service.
  • To be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation, and evaluation of care plans for patients undergoing endoscopic procedures.
  • To support the Unit in maintaining Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy (JAG) accreditation.
  • To participate as a member of the IPU core nursing team with knowledge in the care of the patients on the unit.
  • To demonstrate high standards of individual patient care with a commitment to the development of evidence-based practice.
  • To competently care for the patient including the assessment, planning and evaluation of programs of care.
  • Liaise and integrate with the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring patients receive comprehensive care and promote a team approach to working.
  • Develop good working relationships and promote effective communication between all clinical grades of staff within the multi-disciplinary IPU team.
  • The post holder will be proactive towards change and change management.
  • Take responsibility for your own professional development.
  • To monitor the progress of learners and in particular their skills in carrying out practical procedures.
  • Demonstrate professional accountability.
  • Act as a clinical role model for new staff, reflecting the philosophy, beliefs and standards of the department.
  • Ensure that all prescribed drugs and treatments are given correctly and in accordance with Trust policy, including the correct care and custody of controlled drugs.
  • Offer help and advice to the patients relatives and friends responding to their individual needs in a caring supportive manner.
  • Ensure safe use and efficient management of equipment and supplies.
  • Communicate using a range of methods to ensure a caring, sensitive and empathetic manner to patients and their relatives.
  • Provide clear and concise patient handover to other members of the team.
  • To participate as a member of the IPU team with knowledge in the care of the patients on the unit.
  • To competently care for the patient including the assessment, planning and evaluation of programs of care.
  • Liaise and integrate with the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring patients receive comprehensive care and promote a team approach to working.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN Level 1 or 2
  • Degree or Diploma in Nursing Studies.


Desirable

  • Post Graduate certificate in cancer care / oncology or acute care.
  • Post graduate certificate in teaching and assessing.Post


Experience

Essential

  • experience as an endoscopy trained nurse


Desirable

  • JETS Level 1 training.
  • acute care/oncology experience.


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to deliver a high standard of nursing care.
  • Computer literacy
  • Understanding need for evidence-based practice.


Desirable

  • Cannulation/venepuncture skills
  • ECGs


Knowledge

Essential

  • Participate in personal development


Values

Essential

  • Committed to delivering high standards of patient/customer care.
  • Empathetic and caring
  • Professional outlook and positive attitude
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Available to work unsociable hours.
  • Flexible at short notice
  • Can demonstrates an agreed set of values and be accountable for own attitude and behaviour


Other

Essential

  • Willingness to be involved with ward/unit/Trust initiatives.
  • Team Player


Desirable

  • Understanding/experience of current national initiatives


Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Manchester

Manchester

M20 4BX

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

413-78896-CSSS-AK-D

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