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Trainee Nurse Endoscopist

Employer
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Swindon
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to appoint two enthusiastic, motivated and committed nurses to join our Nurse Endoscopist Team.

This will be a training post, initially at band 6. Full training will be given and access to relevant courses provided. As training progresses, the post holder will undertake both upper and lower GI endoscopy training and if not done already, will complete the non-medical prescribing course. Banding will be reviewed once this has been completed. Ultimately, the successful applicant will work within the team of Nurse Endoscopists carrying out OGD's, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopies. As part of this team, you will help to develop Endoscopy services within the Trust.

We have a busy and growing JAG accredited department consisting of 4 Endoscopy rooms. These posts will also support the opening of a new Community Diagnostic Centre, providing an additional 2 Endoscopy rooms, opening in October 2024. You will be responsible for the delivery of high standards of care and will work against JAG quality standards. The post will be based within the Endoscopy Unit at The Great Western Hospital, however, will also be expected to work at other sites.

Potential applicants are invited to informally visit the department prior to interview.

Main duties of the job

  • To attend a recognised training course for Endoscopists according to JAG training guidelines, and to complete a minimum number of supervised procedures.
  • Once trained, to perform gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures within agreed criteria and protocols, and interpret findings.
  • To assess patients prior to their endoscopy to identify any associated risks or contra-indications to the procedure.
  • To undertake the Non-medical prescribing course as part of the training programme.
  • To be competent in intravenous drug administration, cannulation skills and immediate life support, and ensure skills are regularly updated.
  • Once trained, to manage own endoscopy lists autonomously. The Nurse Endoscopist will work without direct supervision.


About us

Our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect - are a golden thread running through everything we do. These values serve as a guiding principle, driving us towards our vision of delivering great joined up services to our local community. Whether at home, in the community, or within the hospital, our goal is to empower individuals to lead independent and healthier lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To attend a recognised training course for Endoscopists according to JAG training guidelines, and to complete a minimum number of supervised procedures.
  • Once trained, to perform gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures within agreed criteria and protocols, and interpret findings.
  • To assess patients prior to their endoscopy to identify any associated risks or contra-indications to the procedure.
  • To undertake the Non-medical prescribing course as part of the training programme.
  • To be competent in intravenous drug administration, cannulation skills and immediate life support, and ensure skills are regularly updated.
  • Once trained, to manage own endoscopy lists autonomously. The Nurse Endoscopist will work without direct supervision.


Person Specification

Essential and desirable criteria

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Wilingness & commitment to complete Endoscopy training
  • Evidence of Leadership or team management
  • Teaching and assessing training/ experience
  • Endoscopy experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and exercise initiative


Desirable

  • Non medical prescribing course
  • Band 6 experience
  • GIN accredited course
  • Previous experience of clinical audit


Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Endoscopy Unit, The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Marlborough Road

Swindon

SN3 6BB

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249-6001795

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