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Staff Nurse

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Bishop Auckland
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to share we have vacancies for band 5 staff nurses to join the endoscopy team at Bishop Auckland following our expansion and refurbishment of the unit. We welcome both experienced and newly qualified staff nurses.

Within endoscopy no two days are the same, we are looking to recruit highly motivated, dynamic, forward thinking nurses, to help provide a safe high quality service to patients trust wide.

The endoscopy service provides a range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for both inpatients and outpatients carried out within our 4 procedure rooms. We are also proud to being accredited for the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

Main duties of the job

Our nurses ensure the safe admission, recovery and discharge of patients, as well as assisting our Consultants and Nurse Endoscopists within the procedure room. Patients attend the endoscopy department for various different endoscopic procedures colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, gastroscopy, bronchoscopy and cystoscopy as well as some therapeutic procedures. Patients are referred into the endoscopy service via different routes GP referrals, surveillance programmes, bowel cancer screening programmes or referred via the multi-disciplinary team. We are proud to provide a comprehensive in house training programme which ensures nurses feel supported and competent in their abilities. We also participate in a out of hours on call rota with Darlington Memorial Hospital acute site.

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

We provide a detailed and supported training programme to ensure all competencies are achieved and assessed via knowledge and practice. When you join the endoscopy team we would ensure a mentor is allocated who would hold regular meetings with their trainee to guarantee a friendly and supported working environment. Your mentor would support you though all areas of the endoscopy training programme admissions, recovery and in the procedure rooms. We are also delighted to offer endoscopy based online training resources and sim study days to enhance your learning experience. There are numerous career progression avenues within the service, whether its becoming a Nurse Endoscopist, senior nurse or specialist nurse within one of the multidisciplinary teams we work closely with. If you want to work within a friendly, supportive environment, are willing to learn and are a good team player, feel free to contact us for more information.

Person Specification



  • Able to communicate effectively (written, verbal and non-verbal communication) with patients/relatives and carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Will support, supervise and assess students in the delivery of nursing care, promoting reflection and providing constructive feedback, and evaluating and documenting their performance within the clinical setting.
  • Will promote health and healthy lifestyle choices and provide information in accessible ways to help people understand and make decisions about their health, life choices, illness and care.


  • Endoscopy experience



  • Nursing Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Valid NMC PIN
  • Evidence of continual professional development. (desirable)


  • Endoscopy related qualifications

Statutory Registration


  • RGN recognised by the NMC

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Understands and acts in line with NMC professional standards for practice contained within The Code.
  • Understand requirements for NMC professional revalidation
  • Up to date understanding of the scope of and role of the Nurse in context of the nursing and interdisciplinary team and the organisation, and how the role may contribute to service development
  • Knowledge of when to seek advice and escalate to the appropriate professional help and advice
  • Will provide leadership in the delivery of care for people in their care and act in best interests of people, putting them first and providing care that is person-centred, safe and compassionate.
  • Safely lead and manage the nursing care of a group of people, demonstrating appropriate prioritization, delegation and assignment of care to others involved in patient care.


  • Insight into how to evaluate own strengths and development needs, seeking advice where appropriate
  • Prepared to take part in reflective practice and clinical supervision
  • IV cannulation
  • Venepunture

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


Bishop Auckland General Hospital

Cockton Hill Road

Bishop Auckland

County Durham

DL14 6AD

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