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Junior Sister Endoscopy

Employer
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Blackburn
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
To provide and promote the highest possible standard of care based on professionally determined standards and accept accountability for the patient as an individual, providing autonomy.

Demonstrate leadership that will encourage and promote effective teamwork.

Support, innovative clinical practice contributing to implementing nursing policies based on National and Local strategies for Health Care.

To assist through all clinical areas to meet service need and professional development.

Main duties of the job

CLINICAL

Arrange and co-ordinate the reception, admission, transfer and nurse led discharge of patients

Provide clinical leadership and support to the junior team working in procedure rooms, assessment of incoming patients and nurse led recovery and discharge in accordance with local and national guidance provided.

Working closely with the medical team and support the management of inpatient procedures.

PROFESSIONAL

Develop professionally through self development - extending own knowledge through the NMC's code of professional conduct and participate in research and learning projects ongoing in the department, disseminating information to junior staff

Offer professional co-operation to medical / support staff in solving care related problems and carry out treatment as instructed to deliver quality care.

Participate and promote the change process to meet future needs of the service, keeping up to date with local and national agendas. Assistance with JAG compliance.

Assist in the implementation of procedure for complaints from relatives, patients and staff and inform the line manager of any untoward incidents and participate in the clinical incident reporting process.

Take an active role in staff development by undertaking PDR for junior staff and supporting new starters to the department.

About us

EQUALITY AND DIVESITY

To promote the equality, diversity and rights of patients, relatives and colleagues.

This job description is an outline of the role and function. It is not intended to describe all specific tasks.

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

Ensure that personal actions and conduct comply with the Trust Policies and Procedures e.g. Health and Safety, Tobacco Control Policy, equal opportunities, confidentiality, the Data Protection Act (1998), Moving and Handling Regulations.

Attend training courses as required e.g. induction, moving and handling, fire lectures etc.

Conduct duties with regard to values underpinning the Trust's Vision:
  • If its about me, involve me
  • Working together in partnership
  • Aspiring to excellence
  • Ongoing improvement of our service

Post holders are expected to work flexibly within their pay band. They should only be expected to carry out activities for which they are competent. Alternatively they may carry out additional duties if they are receiving support or training in order to obtain the recognised level of competence.

The Trust operates a Tobacco Control Policy.

Job description

Job responsibilities

CLINICAL
  • Arrange and co-ordinate the reception, admission, transfer and nurse led discharge of patients
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care within specialism
  • Act as named/room/recovery nurse in the endoscopy unit providing a

  • senior level of skill proficiency for competent assistance during a broad range of diagnostic, therapeutic and complex endoscopic procedures.
  • Assist in the decontamination process of endoscopes ensuring infection control measures are adhered to, keeping abreast of current changes in practice to minimise the risks to both patients and staff
  • Establish a safe working environment for patients and staff .and ensure patient dignity is compromised as little as possible
  • Maintain the appropriate documentation e.g. care pathway documents, brief /debrief documents and electronic records.
  • Assist in the investigation of all incidents, accidents to all patients, visitors or staff and implement the clinical incident reporting process.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of endoscopic and specialist equipment, the function and application of all endoscopes and systems, potential malfunctions and hazards of endoscopic equipment / substances and corrective action
  • Take responsibility for a group of patients and act as team leader where appropriate, co-ordinating the utilisation of staff/ operating lists. Co-ordinate and participate in safe transfer and positioning of patients
  • Assist and coordinate in the cleaning of clinical areas and equipment, ensuring that the area is clear of potential hazards
  • Ensure the safe removal of clinical waste and contaminated items including blood products/ body fluids to relevant areas.
  • Send equipment for repair with appropriate documentation
  • Undertake daily checks of theatre equipment and report any faults to relevant dept or person
  • Prepare and arrange transportation of equipment to other hospitals
  • Organise loan equipment
  • Ensure equipment is available prior to start of list
  • Check equipment into dept from external companies/hospitals
  • Perform intravenous cannulation and Venepuncture and dispatch specimens to pathology
  • Clinically support the prioritisation of endoscopy emergency capacity and demand.

  • PROFESSIONAL
  • Develop professionally through self development extending own knowledge through the NMCs code of professional conduct and participate in research and learning projects ongoing in the department, disseminating information to junior staff
  • Participate in the implementation of clinical practice that is carried out in accordance to Trust and Departmental policies / procedures / standards / guidelines and protocols, providing support to senior personnel.
  • Offer professional co-operation to medical / support staff in solving care related problems and carry out treatment as instructed to deliver quality care.
  • Participate and promote the change process to meet future needs of the service, keeping up to date with local and national agendas. Assistance with JAG compliancy.
  • Maintain stock levels of all clinical equipment and supplies and order as necessary.
  • Assist in the implementation of procedure for complaints from relatives, patients and staff and inform the line manager of any untoward incidents and participate in the clinical incident reporting process.
  • Delegate responsibilities for the delivery of patient care to all junior members of staff. Take an active role in staff development by undertaking PDR for junior staff and supporting new starters to the department.
  • To act as team leader and point of contact for the team.
  • Actively contribute to the budgetary control of the department.
  • Participate in internal rotation within the unit assisting other areas according to need and personal competency.
  • Promote integration of staff within the unit.
  • Develop a special interest within the unit and be responsible for this area e.g. risk assessment, Governance, JAG.
  • Participate and promote policy service development
  • Play a leading role in undertaking and presenting audit information to a wide range of stakeholder. Participate in clinical trials as required
  • Ensure daily checks of equipment are carried out, and report faults to helpdesk
  • Provide guidance and support to junior members of staff
  • Participate in raising the awareness, of patients attending the endoscopy unit, of health promotion issues and the actions that can be taken to address issues, both general and specific to procedure carried out / diagnosis.


  • Person Specification

    Attainments/Experience

    Essential

    • NMC Registered
    • Recent Acute Hospital Experience
    • Ability to Work Under Pressure
    • IT Literate
    • Good Understanding of Gastrointestinal Physiology and Anatomy
    • Advanced Communication and Interpersonal Skills
    • Promote and Implement Positive Change
    • Act as a Professional Role Model and Lead By Example


    Desirable

    • Demonstrate a 'can do attitude' and work under own initiative
    • Excellent Proven History of Organisational Skills
    • Endoscopy Experience
    • Contribute to the Maintenance of Wellbeing within the Team


    Employer details

    Employer name

    East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

    Address

    RBTH Endoscopy Unit

    Haslingden Road

    Blackburn

    BB3 2HH

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    435-MEC-124-24

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