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Senior Clinical Nurse Endoscopist

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic Senior Clinical Endoscopist to lead our developing team of Clinical Endoscopists and assist in the continued development of the service.

The postholder will provide a clinical and leadership role in our endoscopy service for patients who are undergoing assessment and investigation for gastrointestinal disease.

You will be responsible for your own patient case load and work alongside the multi-disciplinary team to provide clinically effective and efficient care and treatment.

You will provide clinical leadership and have direct line management responsibility for our team of Clinical Endoscopists

You will also be an accredited Bowel Cancer Screener (or currently working towards accreditation).

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate should be
  • A fully trained Clinical Endoscopist able to complete Lower GI Endoscopic examinations and procedures.
  • Be an Independent non-Medical Prescriber.
  • An accredited Bowel Cancer Screener (or currently working towards accreditation).
  • Able to work in an autonomous and unsupervised capacity and have strong leadership skills.
  • Able perform diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures and follow agreed protocols.
  • Ensuring that the unit provides quality standards that meet Joint Advisory Group (JAG) requirements and the quality standards outlined in the Global rating Scale (GRS)
  • A leader to our team of Clinical Endoscopists across three different sites

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • 4 years post registration practice or significant experience in a senior nursing post in endoscopy
  • Minimum of 2 years* recent experience working as a nurse Endoscopist in a hospital setting - *Consideration would be given to any applicant who can demonstrate extensive expertise and experience gained in less time
  • Experience of team management
  • Experience of teaching
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Achievement of high quality patient care through evidence based practice


  • Line management experience
  • Understanding of wide ranging NHS policy, initiatives, national service frameworks etc in delivering patient centred care
  • Budget awareness
  • Experience of mentoring & assessing
  • Experience of research
  • Management of change



  • Registered Nurse with the NMC (level 1 or level 2)
  • Bowel Cancer Screening Accreditation
  • JAG accredited qualification for endoscopists role- Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy and Sigmoidoscopy (note: colonoscopy is essential) JAG accredited qualification for endoscopists role- Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy and Sigmoidoscopy (note: colonoscopy is essential)
  • Independent Nurse Prescribing Qualification (or willingness to work towards)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • JETS accredited endoscopist


  • Degree or equivalent qualification in relevant subject
  • Teaching qualification
  • Skilled trainer, mentor, supervisor or coach
  • IT/database qualification
  • Hold or be working towards a master's degree
  • Train the trainer JETS course

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital (with cross site working)


YO31 8HE

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