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Lead Nurse Endoscopist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
The Endoscopy Service at Imperial Hospital NHS Trust has an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced, talented, passionate and forward thinking Nurse Endoscopist to join our team as its Lead. We have a busy and growing JAG accredited department which continues to expand following the refurbishment and expansion of our site at Charing Cross Hospital.

As our new Lead Nurse Endoscopist, you will be already experienced in working in endoscopy services and additionally have a sound clinical management background. You will have a minimum of 3 years post JAG certification experience in upper and lower endoscopy, and a passion to continually grow and develop new endoscopist practitioners.As well as having a non-medical prescribing qualification you will also have a training the trainers qualification.

You will also be an enthusiastic and inspirational leader who will manage the nurse endoscopist workforce and operational components of the service across the three sites (St Mary's, Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals), supported by the Clinical Lead and Matron for endoscopy.

You will be a skilled communicator with a passion for patient care, education and staff development. You will place a high priority on maintaining a supportive and caring environment for patients and staff and on developing the highest standards of evidence based practice and achieving key quality metrics.

Main duties of the job

  • You will be an expert practitioner in all aspects of upper and lower GI Endoscopy (polypectomy level 2) working within your scope of practice with a well-developed, advanced level of professional autonomy and accountability, managing all aspects of the patient pathway including prescribing appropriately.
  • Maintain your own clinical expertise by attending relevant training courses, updates and study leave.
  • Provide professional, clinical and operational leadership with a highly visible and authoritative presence, ensuring the delivery of excellence in endoscopy, audit, research and training.
  • Collaborate with the Clinical Endoscopy Lead and other Heads of Specialty and external stakeholders to lead on practice and research.
  • Perform 5 endoscopy lists per week and help to coordinate backfilling of endoscopy lists on all 3 sites by the team of nurse endoscopists.
  • Liaise and participate in training lists and final assessments of both nursing and medical/surgical trainees to attain JAG accreditation.
  • Directly lead and line, manage the team of nurse endoscopists working across three sites including staff development and performance, sickness, special leave and annual leave.
  • Conduct regular 1:1s, annual performance reviews (PDR) and ensure that all team members have a relevant development plan that meets the service and organisation as well as individual objectives.
  • Provide workforce management and governance for the nurse endoscopists.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • RN Level 1, current NMC Registration
  • Master's degree or working towards a Master's degree or equivalent knowledge and experience acquired over a significant period
  • Non-medical prescriber


  • Leadership qualification



  • Extensive experience as autonomous endoscopy practitioner carrying out diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower GI endoscopy.
  • Proven track record and have demonstrable knowledge, skills and formal training qualification
  • Teaching, assessing and evaluating trainees in upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of Healthcare Governance including previous experience of quality issues, audit and risk management.
  • Evidence of involvement and delivery of education programmes and the integration of education into practice.


  • Evidence of conducting audits (sometimes large and/or complex).
  • Involvement in or experience of undertaking research

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Expert practitioner within the specialist field of endoscopy.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Evidence of on-going CPD in specialist area of practice
  • Advanced knowledge of JAG and BSG standards/guidelines
  • Knowledge of GI anatomy, physiology and disease processes and related conditions and diseases and management/treatment of these.


  • Influence and negotiating skills
  • Presentation Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




W2 1NY

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